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    my mam wants to apply mehndi (henna) to her hair she does do it sometimes but we notice a long lasting smell in our house after its applied on my mam's head and it doesn't dry up either in her hair.

    plz tell me how to apply it i mean using wat things...... like comb or just ur hands etc.

    + which is the best brand of mehndi to apply to hair/ in hair

    plz provide all info' remembering itd for a new user of mehndi.

    Well, first I have seen many people mix the henna powered with chai and let it set. Then they either put it on a bottle, the same bottle you used to dye you hair with, and you can use a brush to apply it. Some use just there hands, just as you would when you dye your hair. Whenever my mother does henna in her hair there is never an odor anywhere.


      ok but i don't understand the bit about the botlle wat do u mean put it in the bottle????? and which henna does u'r mam use on her hair which doesn't give that smell of the henna.


        Originally posted by chand_chera:
        ok but i don't understand the bit about the botlle wat do u mean put it in the bottle????? and which henna does u'r mam use on her hair which doesn't give that smell of the henna.
        Well the henna she uses is that kind she gets from Saudia Arabia and Yemen.


          I have no idea which brand my Mom uses, but she had a friend buy it in Maroc, it was very strong compared to those we usualy buy in shops here. She mixes it with lemon juice and something else I forgot.
          It helps if you keep it in your hear all night long. My Mom just puts it in her hair with her hands. She takes one pluck at a time and makes sure that especially her scal is well covered. She sits down and takes the time for it. When it's done. She takes a little scarve of cotton and wears it really tight so nothing can leak out. If you sleep with that one night it's better so the mehndi can really 'work in'. Then the next day, she slowly removes the scarve, and combes the mehndi out, don't wash it yet. Just 'comb it out', it's dried by now and the dried crums will fall on a cloth you can put on the table. Then when it's removed, it's better if you wait one more day before washing your hear, because the longer the mehndi stays in your hair, on your scalp, the better it is. You can wash it next morning. Hope that helps a bit.


            thankx for u'r help majestica and sadya but can u tell me the names of the mehndi's plz and sadya wat else does u'r mom put in the mehndi as well as lemon??


              Chand Chera, I have no idea wha tthe brand is, because her friend always puts it in a jar or a sack.

              What my Mom also put's in mehndi is a little bit olive oil.

              Good luck. :-)


                If she has a lot of white hair then its a bad bad idea because it turns white hair to orange
                We don't forget...its' just that life goes on!


                  Some interesting facts about henna taken from:


                  Henna (scientifically known as lawsonia inermis) has been well known for a long time in the Muslim world. It is extensively grown in India and Sudan, and is used mainly for cosmetic purposes

                  . The plant is sometimes called the "Magic Plant" because it has a great healing effect, contains many healing substances like tannine and other glue-like substances, and it has an anti-microbial and an anti-viral effect. It is natural, inexpensive, and has no known sides effects when taken orally. Indications for its use are as follows:

                  Burns: It is very effective when applied to a first or second degree burn. It:

                  -reduces pain.

                  -reduces fluid loss from the burn site, which is important if the area is large.

                  -has an anti-microbial effect, and so reduces the risk of infection.

                  -sticks on the wound site until healing is complete.

                  -is easy to apply either in paste or powder form.

                  -is inexpensive and easily available.

                  Healing Properties: Henna promotes wound healing, especially chronic wounds and ulcers. The main cause of this is not known, but it may be its nourishing effect on the wound and its anti-microbial properties.

                  Anti-Hemorrhage Effect: Henna has proven to be efficient in the management of nose bleeding (epistaxis), providing a long-lasting cure. One dose is generally sufficient. It is more successful than cauterization, which normally has to be repeated and cannot guarantee that there will not be a recurrence of bleeding. The only side effect of henna here is that it can cause slight sneezing. Henna can be used at other sites like a bleeding duodenal ulcer or oesophageal varicose veins, with no known side effects. Its anti-bleeding effect may be due to its coagulation or local burning properties.

                  Anti-Viral Effect: Henna has an anti-viral effect. This is evident in its treatment of warts (particularly those that are resistant to liquid nitrogen treatment), Herpes Simplex (applied as a powder, it dries the vesicles at the site, prevents ulceration and crust formation, and prevents secondary infection). This benefit of henna is very promising, and should be explored further. It can also be used to treat AIDS