I want to Henna my hair.

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  1. AgilityPup

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    The girl I have coming to help me works until 2 am, and is coming over after work, so I will likely be up all night watching movies with mine in, since my boyfriend and hers are going to pick something up about 3 hours from us. :p

    My boyfriend is already complaining about the henna stink just from mixing it. lol
     
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    I really want to try henna, too. I hate how the boxed haircolors come out on the red end of the spectrum - after they wash out for a week or two they're great, and then they continue to fade, and blah.

    So, how do you keep from henna-ing your face/neck/everything when you henna your hair?
     
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    You put vaseline all around your hairline to prevent staining on your face :)
     
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    What she said. :) The count down is on. Thinking I will need to add some more water to my mix, though, because after setting it seems like it's gonna be too thick to be able to get all through my hair.
     
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    Yeah that was my problem. :p It does thicken up a lot after it sits, so definitely add more water. I was just afraid of making it too loose, but yeah it's not so easy to coat your hair if it's too thick.
     
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    I have a "carrot" bag to use, so I am not too worried about too loose, as long as it will still work.
     
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    Tool two plus hours, but it's in my hair. Now to wait.
     
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    Took two plus hours, but it's in my hair. Now to wait.
     
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    How'd it go??

    Day 2 and I really love the color but I feel like I'm noticing spots where I didn't get dye, now that I can look at it in the sunlight. I'm kind of conflicted because I want to redo it now to get those areas better, BUT I don't want to change the areas with color that I like!
     
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    Went good. It's VERY red. LOL I will try to get a better after picture tomorrow. Didn't get a chance to get a natural light picture today.
     
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    Red is good! Lol well, in my opinion it is! :p
     
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    Southpaw that makes your curls POP, and Shay the color looks so natural on you! Good job ladies :)
     
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    Having the hardest time getting it all rinsed out of my hair. Gah. But I am really liking the colour, so yay!
     
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    Southpaw, your hair looks great! I'm so jealous of your hair; I've always wanted curly hair! :)

    AgilityPup, that colour is gorgeous! That's kind of the colour I was hoping for (a little darker, though, since my hair is a few shades darker than your pre-henna hair).

    Unfortunately, I woke up yesterday morning annnnd... my hair looked exactly the same as before I henna'ed. I don't know if it's because it oxidized or what, but I can't even tell a difference at all -- even in sunlight. I'll probably try again in a few months.
     
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    Woah, that really sucks! Wonder what went wrong. Mine is still very red today. I took a shower and the water is still dripping a very light orange. Grr. Can't seem to get it all out. My big thing right now is that it's making me crazy to see the difference in my eyebrows, but my boyfriend assures me it's not noticeable to anyone else. lol
     
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    This is, honestly, the colour I was going for. I am so sad that it all seems to have faded out of your hair. :(
     
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    You guys mixed your henna with something acidic and let the mixture sit awhile before putting it in your hair, yeah?

    That's the only time it didn't do much for me, when I didn't mix it with lemon juice and give the dye time to release before I slopped it on my dome.
     
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    AgilityPup your hair looks AWESOME! Very natural red colour.

    Making me want to henna my hair...
     
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