I don’t want to loose my curls!

I don’t want to loose my curls!

Can henna really loosen your curl pattern? Yes henna does affect and possibly loosen your curl pattern. Every curly type can vary by how henna loosens it and for some their curls won’t loosen at all. Either you love this aspect of henna or you hate it. For those who love the loosening affect of henna that’s great and you’re good to continue on with your henna for hair regimen as usual. For those who absolutely love their curls and want to maintain them then this blog post is for you. Our Organic Amla powder is what you’ll need to help maintain those curls. There are two methods and recipes in using amla powder. This can be added into your henna natural hair regimen and as a natural repairing mask to restore damaged curls. Method One You can directly add amla powder to your henna and ayurvedic hair care recipe. When choosing to add amla powder directly to your henna recipe it will reduce some of the red coloring and dyeing you’ll get from the henna. Clients that don’t mind that their henan coloring won’t be as vivid red or copper can add amla powder to their recipe. You can also add amla powder to any hair recipe you’re creating to add volume, maintain and restore curls and promote hair growth. Recipe Take 100 grams* of henna powder (or any ayurvedic herb combination totaling this amount) and place into a bowl Add 3-4 tbsp of organic amla powder to your recipe Mix dry ingredients together Add a warm liquid of your choice. We recommend water, ACV or green tea...
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How to Mix Indigo for Hair

How to Mix Indigo for Hair

You’ve chosen the Right Indigo Powder for you and your hair and are ready to mix your indigo powder into a paste to naturally color your hair and cover greys. It’s important to note that indigo shouldn’t be used on it’s own. If you use indigo paste on your hair without first doing henna or adding henna paste to your indigo it will leave your hair with a green hue. How to Choose the Right Indigo Powder Measure out the right amount of indigo for your hair length and thickness. Place the powder into bowl. How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair? Slowly add your warm to hot water to the indigo powder. Indigo can get more runny then henna can be if you add too much liquid. So be careful not to add too much water. Don’t use any other liquid for preparing indigo paste as indigo doesn’t work well with other liquids. Once you’ve added enough liquid to your indigo powder to make it into a thick full fat yoghurt then allow it to sit undisturbed for 20-30 minutes. Once dye release has been achieved (you’ll notice a blue-black metallic tone on the top layer of your indigo paste) it’s ready to be used. You’ll be adding the indigo paste to your henna paste to create reddish brown, brown to dark brown tones. This is called a one step process. If you’re trying to achieve black then you would have already done a henna for hair coloring treatment and are following up with indigo paste to get a black tone. This is called...
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How to Choose the Right Indigo Powder

How to Choose the Right Indigo Powder

Similarly to henna powders, indigo powders are not all created equally. There are some simple yet important differences between the indigo powders we carry at Henna Sooq. Indigo is an Ayurvedic herb that come marketplaces call “Black Henna” but it’s not henna at all. Indigo is it’s own plant also known as indigofera tinctoria. It’s used as a natural hair colorant used with henna powder to create reddish brown, brown and up to black tones and cover grey hairs. Naturally coloring your hair with henna and indigo will last 4-6 weeks. Your indigo powder should be fresh, finely sifted and contain no additives, chemicals nor PPD. It’s very important to never use indigo alone without first using henna or adding henna paste directly to your indigo paste. Should you use indigo paste by itself on your hair it will give you a greenish hue. Organic Indigo for Hair This indigo is best used to dye what would be considered easy to color hair strands and greys. Typically porous hair is considered easy to color as it easily absorbs dye. When hair is resistant it will be left without any color from the henna nor indigo or left only orange-reddish tinted from the henna with no visible deposit from the indigo. This indigo is organically certified and comes from the same organic farm we purchase and import most of our Indian Ayurvedic herbs from. We recommend using this indigo for creating those reddish brown to brown tones. Some clients can achieve dark brown to black tones but organic indigo doesn’t always work for this and our other indigo works better...
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DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe

DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe

My sister came to visit us from Montreal a few weeks ago and being who I am, I naturally looked at her hair and started to check it out. One of my first reactions about her hair was: What happened?! She had a hair treatment done back home that had messed up her fine strand curls. She also needed a good hair cut as her ends were toast. I just had to work my magic on her hair using some of our fabulous Henna Sooq products. I took to creating a recipe that would focus on her hair needs and repair those damaged strands. DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe (hair length approx. bra strap length) 8 oz Sweet Honey Hair Nourisher 50 grams Organic Amla Powder 2 droppers full of Organic Argan Oil I proceeded to add the Sweet Honey Nourisher and amla powder to a stainless steel bowl. The Sweet Honey hair Nourisher works wonders as a deep conditioning and strengthening treatment. Containing infused organic cassia this creates a stronger hair strand. Adding in organic amla powder will restore her curl pattern. She had a lot of curl damage. Some curls were practically straight while others were half curls. It was much easier to add the Sweet Honey Nourisher once we warmed it. I recommend you warm this product over a double boiler or a hot bowl of water. Please don’t microwave it as that will destroy the benefits found in this product. Just look at how luxuriously creamy the Sweet Honey Hair Nourisher is. Just love that sweet goodness! I then added two droppers full of our...
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