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The Henna Hack For FAST Super Moisturized Hair

Avatar • Feb 18, 2015

Got 8+ hours to do a hair treatment? I know some of you ladies do, but I’m sure many of you certainly don’t have time for that! If you love the thickening and conditioning effect of henna, you’re going to love this hack that provides all the good stuff of henna at a fraction of the time most henna treatments take.

Ingredients:
4–5oz Nupur henna NUPUR HENNA
1 can (14oz ) Thai Kitchen coconut milk coconut milk
2 oz Trader Joe’s extra virgin olive oil trader joes olive oil

Directions:
Place henna in plastic or glass bowl (don’t use metal utensils) and stir in warmed coconut milk. After some mixing, add the olive oil. Mix until the consistency is nice and creamy.

ingredients for henna

Make sure to get rid of any clumps. The consistency should be similar to that of a runny yogurt. Once you’re done, you don’t have to let the henna cure. You can use it right away. Not allowing the henna to cure will minimize your chances of getting too much color when you let the henna sit on your hair.

mixed henna

Once you’re done applying the henna to sectioned parts, place a plastic cap over your head and for extra heat, try tying a towel on top.

plastic cap on henna'd hair

Allow the henna to sit on your head for 1 hour then rinse it out and follow up with a conditioner. I used the conditioner for 15 minutes and rinsed.

henna treatment

This makes enough for 2 treatments for up to mid back length natural hair. Keep the rest in the fridge until next time.

My hair felt absolutely fabulous after this treatment. It felt weighted, yet smooth and very shiny. The texture was actually similar to the results I received right after my keratin treatment! Needless to say, I will be doing this again because the results are fantastic, the process isn’t too long and it’s cost effective.

Shout out to Dawn at www.minimalistbeauty.com whose own recipe inspired this one!

See video for more info.

 

Have you ever done an atypical henna treatment? What were your results? 

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shae
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shae

I think ill start doing this i love how it’s fast with the same results, i already use alma and shikakai powder as my shampoo and i love my hair after

Paula
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Paula

I really did love the way henna made my hair feel, but it changed my curl pattern and I had to stop usng it.

whateva
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whateva

I mixed henna , black tea, alow vera juice and castor oil together, and my hair ended up feeling so healthy and soft.

Prof. Twerkswell
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Prof. Twerkswell

How much tea and oil did you add please? I’m interested in your recipe and would like to try it!

Alwina Oyewoleturner
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Alwina Oyewoleturner

This is awesome! I’ve wanted to go back to doing henna treatments, but to cure the henna and then let it take in your hair is too long! This is perfect, but I have to make sure it doesn’t change my hair which has caramel highlights in it. Thank you for sharing!

Lénora
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Lénora

if I want the color effect, should I just let the henna sit before I apply it to my hair?

KJ
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KJ

Yes. For the recommended 6 hours or more if you like.

Debb
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Debb

What do you use if it stains the counter tops?

Likewaterforchoc
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Likewaterforchoc

I Use an old t‑shirt or towel or put down plastic to cover the surface before mixing henna. But if I stain something I purchase this cleaner called Awesome from my local Dollar Tree. I use it on everything, even wine stains, lol. Hope this helps.

ehansom
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I have gray in the front. Will that stain my hair?

April
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April

It might color your gray orange, but I also think it depends on how long you let it sit on your hair. I think my sister had my mom sit with the henna for maybe two hours, and her hair was all gray, so her hair was all orange. It’s still that way at the ends of course, just not as vibrant, and this was months ago. I was pissed. Smh. To avoid color deposit other than not letting it sit on your hair for too long, I suggest looking up the other powders that cancel the red deposit, or… Read more »

SoleilKiss
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SoleilKiss

Try cassia.. It has very similar effects as henna but it doesn’t stain red. There’s got to be a youtube video out there about cassia.

Elle
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Elle

Wonderfully fast treatment! Can you do the same with cassia instead of henna?

mlank64
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mlank64

This is great.…When I first went natural I did full henna treatments…do much work and took my whole weekend. Now, I do henna glosses with indigo added to cover my grey. I mix my henna/indigo the day before for dye release. When I’m ready to wash my hair and f/u with deep conditioner, I just add the henna/indigo mix to my deep conditioner and let it sit for a couple of hours. Wash out and my greys are gone and I got a good conditioning treatment all in one. You can do this with cassia or any ayervedic herb.

Karla Melissa Germán
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Karla Melissa Germán

Actually I remember reading that oil is not a good idea for Henna treatments because since Oil is a sealer (specially Olive Oil, that can penetrate the hair shaft), it actually hinders the ability for the hair to absorb the henna. Im no expert, but since I stopped adding oils to my henna treatments they have improved a lot.

SoleilKiss
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SoleilKiss

I have heard the same thing. I was reading an article from Minimalist Beauty and she mentioned the dye release is almost instant when using coconut milk as the mixing medium for henna; but I have heard that oils impede hennas full abilities for hair. So maybe just coconut milk would be ideal.

LovingLife
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LovingLife

I’m definitely going to use this to get my hair on the right track! I’ve always wanted to try henna treatments

Ieva
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Ieva

Its a waste if leaving just for an hour. leave at least 3 hours.

yavika
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yavika

Hi, sounds very interesting.… What is d procedure for colouring (henna n indigo) to cover grey hair in this procedure?
I use 2 steps method. I want to do this henna treatment… Should I do it bfore indigo application? Please help. My hair becomes very dry n i have severe hair fall. I also want to know a good shampoo to use on henna+indigo dyed hair. Thanks

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