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Post by nattynattie on 11th February 2011, 11:01 pm

Hey Ladies,

Quick question. Can i mix henna with any kind of tea, or does it have to be green tea? I'm trying to mix my henna tonight.

Thanks!!
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Post by ajsimmons8 on 11th February 2011, 11:10 pm

any tea will work from what I've read on all of the different forums. from my own personal experience, I've used green tea, because of the non-existent smell. I've read where women use black tea, red zinger tea, etc. What you're looking for is something acidic to help with dye release. Are you using Amla in your mixture too?
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Post by nattynattie on 11th February 2011, 11:15 pm

thanks aj! sadly, i ordered alma as an after thought a few days after my henna order, so it won't be here until tomorrow at the earliest, but probably monday...and i can't wait! i also ordered some indigo because i'd like to keep my hair as dark as possible.

do you use alma with your henna? if so, is that the only acid you use? i'd like to keep my mix as simple as possible once the alma and indigo get here.
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Post by ajsimmons8 on 11th February 2011, 11:22 pm

Hi Natty, my very first henna, I used green tea, but since then, I've only used Amla since it is acidic. I tend to keep my mixtures very simple, afraid of putting too much stuff in it - Very Happy The henna treatment I did yesterday was my first time using Indigo and I like the results; it's a very very dark brown.

My mixture:

100 grams henna
100 grams of Indigo
3 tablesppons Amla

1. Mixed Henna with distilled water until the consistency was like batter
2. Mixed Amla with distilled water to make a paste
3. Mixed the Amla with the Henna
4. Let Henna/Amla mixture sit until dye release
5. About 15 minutes before the Henna hit dye release, I mixed the Indigo and let that sit for about 15 - 20 minutes. You can tell when Indigo gets dye release because the top will turn a very dark blue.
6. Mixed the Indigo into the Henna mixture and applied

I left the mixture on about 3 hours and rinsed out.

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Post by nattynattie on 11th February 2011, 11:56 pm

OMG! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much AJ. Of all the weeks I've been researching henna+amla+indigo, I haven't seen any recipe as simple and clear as what you just laid out. This sounds exactly like what I want to do.

Thank You! cheers
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Post by ajsimmons8 on 12th February 2011, 10:01 am

You're very welcome natty. I definitely like to keep things simple in my life and with my hair. Very Happy I admire others that mix all kind of other things in their henna; cloves, paprika, molasses, coffee, etc., it's just not the route that I wanted to go.

Feel free to ask any other questions or send me a PM, the wonderful thing about the journey with our hair is that we're not on the journey alone.
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Post by nattynattie on 12th February 2011, 4:14 pm

ajsimmons8 wrote:You're very welcome natty. I definitely like to keep things simple in my life and with my hair. Very Happy I admire others that mix all kind of other things in their henna; cloves, paprika, molasses, coffee, etc., it's just not the route that I wanted to go.

Feel free to ask any other questions or send me a PM, the wonderful thing about the journey with our hair is that we're not on the journey alone.

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :0) lol Thanks much!
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Post by MsKayDee on 13th February 2011, 2:54 am

Does the water have to be warm when added? I plan on hennaing on monday. It will be my first!
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Post by ajsimmons8 on 13th February 2011, 9:43 am

Hi Lady, warm/hot but not boiling water. good luck on your henna, let us know how it turns out.
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Post by marrystary on 5th March 2011, 12:10 am

Tea is good for health There are so many herbal tea like green tea and black tea I like to drink green tea because it is good for fitness. It can be improve blood circulation and it can helpful for reduce stress. It is the best way for reduce weight.

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Post by tgatihi2000 on 6th March 2011, 3:11 pm

I used Lypton tea and that gave me a really pretty burgundy color.
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