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August Henna Giveaway

11 Aug

I’m giving away 5 boxes of Jamila Henna. Entering is simple.

How to Enter:

  • Tell how long you’ve been natural in the comment section below

The winners will be selected randomly.

Deadline: August 25th

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:

Henna Q&A
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair

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June Henna Giveaway

16 Jun

To win 1 of 5 boxes of Jamila Henna

1. Leave a comment on my Facebook page (Follow the link at the bottom of this post to make sure you go to the correct place)
2. Let me know on Twitter that you want to win (That link is at the bottom of the post also)

It’s that simple.

I’ll pick 4 winners from my Facebook page and one from Twitter.

Deadline: June 23rd

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:

Henna Q&A
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair

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March Henna, Amla, and Brahmi Giveaway

8 Mar

This month we are going to do it a little differently. I am choosing two winners. The winners will each win two prizes. You have the choice of Jamila henna, amla powder, and brahmi. You can pick two of the three options or two of the same. This idea came from one of my Facebook friends who likes to mix other powders with her henna.

1. Be a follower of this blog on Networked Blogs or Blog Lovin’. (There are links to both on the sidebar)

2. Leave a comment in the comments section to let me know that you’re interested.

(Example: I am a Networked Blogs follower, and I would like to win some henna)

It’s that simple.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 22nd

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:

Henna Q&A
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair

If you have a henna recipe or video that you would like to share, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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UPDATE: Winners will receive an email today. Please respond by Friday.

February Henna Giveaway

3 Feb

Since so many of you were interested in the first henna giveaway, we’re going to do it again. This will be a monthly giveaway. I am giving away 5 boxes of Jamila Henna. Each box is 100g. Entering is easy.

1. Be a follower of this blog on Networked Blogs or Blog Lovin’. (There are links to both on the sidebar)

2. Leave a comment in the comments section to let me know that you’re interested.

(Example: I am a Networked Blogs follower, and I would like to win some henna)

It’s that simple.

Deadline: Thursday, February 17th

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:

Henna Q&A
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair  

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*January Henna Winners*

19 Jan

Thanks to all of you who entered the henna giveaway remember. In 2011, there will be a henna giveaway each month. Congratulations to the winners! If you didn’t win, check back next month for another chance.

  • DetroitGyrl
  • NappturallyStephers
  • Felicia
  • Nki
  • Brazilhairgirl

Please send mailing addresses to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com. Check out the Henna tag for recipes and tips.

Congratulations to all 5 of you!!

 

Henna Q&A

9 Jan

I have gotten a lot of questions about henna recently. I was answering them on my Facebook page and on Twitter, but it made me think that I should do a post. I’m sure there are other people who have the same questions. The ones that follow are the ones that I have been asked regularly.

1. What is henna good for?

According to Henna for Hair: Henna is a natural colorant, a hair strengthener, and has other benefits such as reduction of dandruff.

2. What brand should I use?

There isn’t one specific brand that you should use. You just want to make sure that it is body art quality henna.

3. How long should I leave henna in my hair?

This answer will vary depending on who you ask. I’ve heard everything from 2 hours to over 12 hours. I leave mine on for 2-4 hours. If you want the color to be stronger, you may want to leave it in longer.

4. Does henna have to sit before I apply it?

People let henna sit before applying to give the dye more time to release. Because I don’t use henna for color, I apply mine as soon as I mix it.

5. How often can I apply henna?

Monthly is considered to be a regular henna schedule, but you don’t need to do it that often.

6. Can I use henna if I have dye in my hair?

You can only if it is body art quality henna (as mentioned before). Henna that isn’t pure can have a bad reaction when applied to hair that has been dyed.

7. Does henna come in colors?

Pure henna does NOT come in colors. Sometimes cassia is referred to as “blonde henna”. Indigo is sometimes referred to as “black henna”. Neither one is really henna. If your henna says that is a specific color, you want to double check the ingredients.

8. Where can I buy henna?

An Indian grocery store is the best place because they usually sell henna for lower prices than you can find online, and you can avoid paying for shipping. If not, I have purchased henna from Mehandi.com.

9. Is henna hard to wash out?

Yes. I won’t lie. You will need to wash your hair several times to make sure you get it all out. I usually wash with just water first until I have gotten a good amount of the henna out, and then I cowash with an inexpensive conditioner because you may use the entire bottle.

10. Will henna change my hair color?

If you have dark hair, henna will give it a red tint. It doesn’t lighten your hair color. It will color grays a reddish-orange or red color. People with lighter hair will get more noticeable results. The tint in my hair has gotten more intense with repeated uses. You still can only see it in the sun or in certain light.

Please check out my other Henna posts for specific recipes.

Please leave additional questions or information in the comments section.

Henna Giveaway~5 Winners

1 Jan

 

Since so many of you were interested in the first henna giveaway, we’re going to do it again. This will be a monthly giveaway. I am giving away 5 boxes of Jamila Henna. Each box is 100g. Entering is easy.

1. Be a follower of this blog on Networked Blogs or Blog Lovin’. (There are links to both on the sidebar)

2. Leave a comment in the comments section to let me know that you’re interested. Specify if you’re a Blog Lovin’ follower or a Networked Blogs follower.

It’s that simple.

Deadline: Saturday, January 15th

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:

Henna Q&A
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair

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Henna Giveaway~5 Winners!!

5 Dec

I am giving away 5 boxes of Jamila Henna. Each box is 100g. This is for you if you already enjoy using henna or if you have been interested to give it a try. Now is your chance to get a box for FREE. Entering is easy.

1. Be a follower of this blog on Networked Blogs or Blog Lovin’. (There are links to both on the sidebar)

2. Leave a comment in the comments section to let me know that you’re interested.

It’s that simple.

Deadline: Monday, December 13th

For henna recipes and tips check out these posts:
Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe
Tips on Changing Henna Color
Henna Melt Tutorial
Henna Gloss Tutorial
Henna for Natural Hair

Follow me on Twitter @naturalbyl

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UPDATE:

If you entered, check your email account to see if you won. I need you to email your address to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com by Sunday. I’m not listing names because I am choosing new winners if I don’t hear back from the others.

Since so many of you were interested in this giveaway, we are going to do a monthly henna giveaway. If you didn’t win this month, come back next month for another chance. Thanks again to all of you for participating.

Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe

5 Dec

I tried a new mixture for henna the last time that I did it. Here is the recipe:

What I used:

  • 100 gram of henna (I used Jamila, but you can use any kind that is body-art quality)
  • Coconut milk (About 7oz. or as much as needed to create a good creamy texture)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil

If you would like the red tint to be stronger, add paprika or beetroot powder

This gave me a thick creamy batch of henna. I like it that way. I don’t like henna to be messy, so I always make a thick batch.

What I Did:

  • I poured the henna into a clean bowl
  • I added the entire container of coconut milk and mixed them together
  • I added olive oil
  • I added the ACV little by little , mixed, and then checked the consistency

Halfway through applying

Application:

I put the henna into my hair in small amounts without rubbing too much. I coated as much of my hair as possible. After I finished applying it, I covered with a plastic cap and wait. I left it on for 4 hours this time. That is longer than usual for me. I’ve heard people say that they wait anywhere from 2-24 hours.

Washing It Out:

Washing this mixture out was much easier.

  • I rinsed with water first
  • I added conditioner and rinsed several times
  • I deep conditioned afterwards

Results:

My hair felt soft and healthy after this treatment. I liked the results so much that I will be using this recipe again.

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Tips on Changing Henna Color Results

24 Nov

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Results from henna can vary depending on how it is mixed and what it is mixed with. To adjust the color results, you can try adding different things to the mixture.

For a redder tint:

  • Paprika
  • Beetroot powder or juice
  • Ground cloves
  • Grape juice (for a deeper blusih red)

To get a browner color:

  • Strong black coffee
  • Strong black tea
  • Ground coffee beans
  • Red wine

For a black color:

Use henna and indigo.

Other tips:

  • The longer the mix sits, the more time there is for the dye to release
  • If you don’t finish your mixture, put it in the freezer. The henna will be stronger when it’s used.
  • Different types of henna give different results. Some are more of a brown color while others give varying degrees of reds.
  • The darker your natural hair color is, the less obvious the henna color will be.
  • The color intensifies with regular use.

Source: Hennaforhair