I wanted to chat with you all about my experience with a popular brand of henna. I’m talking about Nupur Henna. Let’s get into my brief Nupur Henna review about the process.
Godrej Nupur Mehndi Henna Ingredients:
100% pure Rajasthani Henna blended with 9 Herbs
Shikakai – Cleanses and leaves hair shiny
Amla – adds shine while darkening hair color
Jatamansi – Prevents graying of hair
Bhringraj -Increases overall hair health and promotes growth
Aloe Vera – Moisturizes hair
Neem – Fights scalp infections
Hibiscus – Rejuvenates hair
Methi (Fenugreek) – Conditions, nourishes and revitalizes hair
Brahmi – Promotes hair growth
Package Directions: Soak Nupur Mehendi for 4 to 6 hours after creating a thick paste. Apply the mixture to hair and leave it on for 3 to 4 hours. Rinse thoroughly with water.
How I Used Nupur Henna
I prepped my hair in the same way as I do when I use my own henna mix. I did a pre-poo with Shea Moisture’s Purification Masque topped with mustard oil. It is a cleanser but I still shampoo after I use it. I used Dabur Vatika Nourishing Shampoo.
This was the first time I used Nupur Henna. I’ve used one other prepackaged henna treatment before. However, I normally use Jamila Henna and mix in my own powders and oils. I wanted to try this brand because it has everything in it and I’ve heard great Nupur Henna reviews.
Where to buy Nupur Henna
I was able to find it at my local Indian grocery store. However, Nupur Henna can be found online, including Amazon.
I mixed the henna with a tea made of burdock, nettle, and horsetail. Right before I used the mix, I mixed in Brahmi oil and Mahabhringaraj Oil.
I will say that I like my henna a little thinner than yogurt, more like a smoothie.
I let it sit for a little more than one hour. I’m not looking for coloring just strengthening.
I applied henna mix from root to tip in the same way you would apply a relaxer. I make sure to wear something old that I don’t mind getting stained. After I finished, I covered my hair with two plastic caps.
Caution: By this time it was 1 am so I decided to let it stay in overnight. Wrong idea!!! I did this because past experiences have been good with leaving henna in overnight. Most ladies on hair boards also do this and many have done so with Nupur. However, this did not work well for me.
It was so hard to rinse out that I had to change the setting on my shower head. The stream was more like a power washing. I wasn’t trying to be in the shower all day. Oh but I was!! I was not expecting this considering I mixed oil in and this normally helps my normal brand of henna rinse out faster.
It turns out that my hair felt the same way with the Nupur Henna as it had with the other pre-mixed henna I tried in the past. My hair felt like straw! I had to use three different conditioners to soften my hair enough to detangle it and move to the deep conditioning process. I used my White Rain, V05 Tea Therapy, and Moisture Milk. The Moisture Milk finally did the trick. It still didn’t feel right but it was better. Next, I mixed Aubrey’s Organics Honeysuckle Rose (AOHR) with hemp oil, mustard oil, and raw honey. Then I steamed for 30 mins. When I finished steaming I put two plastic caps on for another 30 mins. FINALLY, my hair was soft and fluffy.
In the end, I did not like the results of using Nupur Henna; however, I will give it another try in the future while following the exact instructions on the package. A second try will allow me to see if it was my method or my hair truly does not respond well to Nupur. I had someone ask me about the results of my Nupur Henna review because I didn’t use it as instructed. Even though I left it on longer, it still should’ve responded the same way my hair does when using Jamila Henna, if it was truly just the ingredients listed on the package.
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