Jamila ???'s

I just bought some Jamila henna from my local Indian grocery store (Patel Bros.). I was so excited I picked up to boxes without checking the date stamp....Well there was no date stamp and now I'm worried. Its in the greenish box and not in foil. It was only $1.49 a box and cheaper than the cheapie henna Dulhan I tired before. I'm just wondering if its safe to use or should I hold off and order the newer crop or a different brand.

Whichypoohs Pics Jamila Henna

Well I first Hennaed in 2008, then went back to chemical poision. I've just Hennaed again over Light Brown Chemical Dye with Gray roots.....I bleached the Light Brown out using Jerome Russell bleach and here (hopefully) are the results:


I hope they come out OK. If anyone have any questions then please - fire away!


Debating to go back to Chemical (Don't want to) Help!

Short history:

I had virgin hair.  My hair is a medium to darker brown.  Did 40% Henna 50% indigo and 10% buxus.  Left it on for 3 hours and loved the color.  Blended in my whites well.  Came out a nice dark brown at first then faded to a more red brown.  Now my roots are grown out 2 inches.  Need to do something.

I really want to keep it simple and would love to do the same mix whole head again.  But I'm scared the result will be almost black the second time around.  But if it were a nice dark brown I'd be so happy with it and the whites would be even more covered.  

Thank You Carrie

Thanks to Carrie and all involved on this site for the info and help with this awesome product. It is such a relief to look up questions and pics and mixes and gosh what a resource for my lifestyle change; going organic. My hair is the first to benefit from it, my skin also. My family and friends all comment and are impressed. This is all due to some awesome research and hard work administering this site.

Yours Truly


To Newbies; Picture at 6 months of use.

I have been using this for 6 months, no more frizzies. It's the Yemen product. It's outstanding! Not even in New England humidity do I get frizz. Everyone notices, at work, family and friends. What a find! I just did the hair test as suggested and mixed with lemon juice and I use the leftovers that are frozen for root touch ups. I am so amazed at the ignorance of people regarding this amazing herb. I was just "informed" by a masters degree educated(in herbs) person about how Henna has metals in it and that it would fry my hair.

O/T - I'm 25 today!

Wow. Feels so weird to recognize that I am officially one quarter century old.


Rain, hummidty, henna :-( paste question


I'm sitting here watching the rain pour down from the sky. Later this afternoon I'm supposed to apply henna under a tent at out local Relay for Life. We're supposed to have showers on and off all day. I'm afraid this might not work out. I figure I can still do hands or fingers... but will it take forever to dry? Will it get wet again and smudge...:-(

I had mixed my henna earlier this week: 100gm henna, 7 tsp dextrose, 5 tsp EO. I'm worried that with the sugar and the hummidty level it may never dry. What do you think? Would it help to add more henna powder?


Color Fading - faster in sunlight?

Now that I've acheived a color with which I feel comfortable, do I need to protect it?  What about sunlight - will it fade the hendigo brunette?  If so, as it fades, does the color turn more red/auburn?

No Longer Too Red

more pics!

Hi!  I wanted to share a few more pics of a henna done last month.  My daughter had chemical color (auburn) with a bit of new growth (normally light brown/dark blond)  that faded quite a bit.


I used Yemen and about 25% Amla (didn't want to relax any of her wave).  She left it on almost 6 hours.  It was quite bright at first which sent her into hysterical laughter then into a mini-panic, but nothing a flat iron coudn't cure  :)    A few swipes of some cut a bit of the day-glo effect.

First Time Henna/Indigo/Amla User. PLEASE READ

Hello All! Hope you are having a good day!

So, I just ordering the Ancient Sunrise kit for Medium Brown hair with 100g or Henna and 100g of Indigo.
I then ordered 25g of Amla.

I have many, many questions as to what to do with my first time. I've already read the e-book and looked at some posts on the forum.

My hair is thinning gradualy, and it's been dyed before(hasn't been dyed in about a year though) The color at my roots is reddish dark brown, it looks black when wet.

What I'm wondering is:


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