Starwest Botanicals Henna Powder Red Organic -- 1 lb
I have been using henna for over 7 years off and on. This is THE most beautiful henna color I have every seen.
June 4, 2014
Good Quality Pure Henna
I've used this henna powder for 4 months now. Great result from first use. Color, treatment, and head spa.
My tips and tricks if you don't see color.
1. Prepare henna with 70 C degree hot water, never use boiling water which kills colorant agent of henna. Let it sit for 1 hour or so.
2. Before applying, reheat the henna paste to 50 C. Temparature promotes dye well. Keep the bowl/pan in hot water if possible
3. After applying wait for at least 3 hours. Sleeping overnight even better.
4. Don't wash it off with sampoo or soap. Henna is actually deep cleanser of head skin. Soap will fade the color.
March 10, 2014
Last through more than 10 application
This is a great no chemical alternative to dying my hair. I've had this bag now for a long time. I use it about once every 5 weeks. My hair is naturally copper-colored. I didn't want to alter my own color by just wanting to get rid of the gray at my temples so I used this and it works GREAT! My grays look lighter copper-ish. I love the color.
HINT: I mix it 24-or-so hours ahead of time so the color can set. Because I don't desire a bright red color, I use my left over coffee to mix. Heat it up and add it to my mix. I add cinnamon and a bit of honey for additional conditioning but mostly for the aroma....it's turned into quite a ritual.
Mess is to be expected but here's what works for me to diminish more than 70% of the mess I used to make when I first began using henna about 2 years ago. Instead of trying to apply it to sections at a time with a paste, I leave the henna a bit watery or thinner than paste and pour it on my sections. I've never had henna stains anywhere on body, tub, sink, or bathroom. Just give what does splash a wipe with vinegar and it goes away right away.
Also I've added red color tea (I think it was a black-cherry St. Dalfour sample that Vitacost threw in my box as a pleasant surprise) when I did want a vibrant red color and for me it was not overpowering because my skin is natural to red-head and I'm a mixed-cultural Americian with a fully-freckled face: African, Scottish, Italian, Norwegian and SE Asian.
Basically, this allows for alot of creativity and great lasting color. Its time to do mine again. The last time was 6 weeks ago and the grays are just now poking through. It seems they are not as gray over time because of using this product...It's fun, easy and I LOVE it. I recommend this to everyone.
PS I still have over half of my bag left too!
February 28, 2014
I love buying wholesale, and this giant bag of henna has lasted through many applications...I can re-henna my hair every 2 weeks for a few months with this pound bag!
September 17, 2013
Organic - Works Great - Reasonably Priced
It appears that there are way too many people on the internet, trying to give instructions on how to apply Henna. After, some hit & misses - I found a very simple and less time consuming method that gave me great results. I have relaxed hair, and was looking for a natural alternative that was not as damaging as synthetic hair color. Most definitely pleased with the results!
May 17, 2013