Khadija’s Secret Henna BAQ Paste | Easy Pro Recipe

Khadija’s Secret Henna BAQ Paste | Easy Pro Recipe

Finally released! My new and updated 2017 henna BAQ pro recipe. Very easy to make and my henna secrets will be revealed. Get gorgeous rich red henna What you’ll need: bowl (glass or stainless steel) spatula or spoon optional, stick blender or KitchenAid mixer sugar (of your choice such as fructose or molasses) distilled water lemon juice Supreme Blend henna powder Red Raj Bliss Blend essential oil This recipe can be mixed by hand so don’t worry too much if you don’t have a KitchenAid mixer. Some people even use stick blenders.Just have fun experimenting and taking tips from each artist to create your own unique methods and recipe. Need supplies? We got you covered at...
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Indigo for Hair | Natural Hair Dye

Indigo for Hair | Natural Hair Dye

Indigo is a natural Ayurvedic plant-based dye (vegan) that is used with henna to color hair reddish brown, brown, dark brown and up to black tones.  It lasts 4-6 weeks and will cover greys. In this easy step by step video tutorial, I make the process of using indigo easy. Mixing indigo correctly is very important to the henna coloring process. When indigo isn’t mixed properly, your henna coloring treatment usually won’t give you those rich coloring results. Common Mistakes Indigo is mixed with a cold liquid. Indigo must be mixed with a warm to hot liquid. Indigo is mixed with liquids other then water. Do not use other liquids when mixing indigo. Indigo is mixed with a heavy liquid such as yogurt, conditioner etc…Indigo does not work at all when mixed with heavy liquids such as these. Indigo is mixed directly with the henna powder. Mixing henna powder and indigo powder together at the same time won’t work since both need separate times for dye release. Indigo paste sits out for too long. Dye release for indigo is only 20-30 minutes max. Indigo is used alone. If indigo doesn’t have henna in it’s process either as a previous and recent hair application or directly mixed with henna paste then the outcome is a green hue on the hair. No patch test was done. Please always verify that you aren’t allergic to henna, indigo or ayurvedic herbs before using them. Do a small skin patch test to be sure.  ...
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5 Easy Steps To Getting Rich as a Henna Artist

5 Easy Steps To Getting Rich as a Henna Artist

Making a full time living as a henna artist is as easy as sticking to these 5 steps. I can guarantee that from my own professional experience you can have a full time business in the henna industry that can support you and your family. I highly recommend that to start if you do plan to work in the henna industry for the next five years, that you come up with a business plan and make sure all of your book keeping is in order from the start. Creatives (and most people in general) definitely don’t want to be scrambling around to find receipts, expenses and invoices at a later time when you could be spending those hours on making your henna business absolutely amazing! Use High Quality Henna Products For you stand out from the rest you have to use high quality henna products. Making your own henna paste is especially important. If you are really struggling to make your paste exactly right do watch out YouTube video tutorials here. You can also buy henna paste from a reliable supplier that you can trust such as Henna Sooq. You can explain to your client how harmful additives and chemicals are added to pre-made henna cones (paste) and that you as an artisan does not use those type of products in your business. Your freshly made henna paste will also be a marketing tool for you. You can explain to potential clients that you use a natural henna paste made with organic and all natural ingredients. You can also offer a henna paste lavender blend for children, pregnant women,...
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Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Since 2005, I have been mixing henna for body art by hand and have tried many combinations of powders and ingredients. I love the process of tessting out new powders, formulations and playing in the henna “mud”. I now use a KitchenAid stand mixer to mix my henna and jagua body art recipes. I’ll be sharing with you in this blog my absolutely favorite henna recipe and steps I take to get a smooth, creamy and dark staining henna body art recipe for henna tattoos that will last 7-10 days. Essential ingredients: Fresh body art quality henna powder that is finely sifted (please read our article on the times needed for dye release). My current favorite body art quality henna powders are our Red Raj and Supreme Blend. Bottled lemon juice, warm water or tea brew. Personally I use 50/50 of distilled water and lemon juice. 100% pure essential oils, such as eucalyptus globulus, cajeput, or tea tree or lavender (also known as terps). My personal favorite is our Red Raj Bliss Blend EO. Sugar, preferably dextrose or fructose. I currently use fructose or raw sugar. Those on the west coast might enjoy trying molasses for a more “wet” consistency for the dry air there. Measuring the henna powder. Take 2 tbsp of henna powder (about 25 grams of henna) and place it into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar of your choice and mix well. Adding the lemon juice/water/tea brew. Heat your liquid (about 1/4 cup) on the stove and add it slowly to your henna powder. Mix well until it is the...
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