Henna and Coconut Milk – Prepping for Application #4

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Jamila henna and coconut milk

After my last dance with henna back in May, I initially planned to use Red Raj henna from Henna Sooq for my next henna application but after seeing how red my hair was in the sun (view here), I decided using Red Raj – which has lawsone content of 3.29% – wasn’t necessary. The effects of henna build up over time and I worry that using Red Raj would produces tones that were too red so I’ll be sticking to jamila henna.

Jamila henna and coconut milk

What I Used

  • 100 g (1 box) of jamila henna
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • Green tea

What I Did

[1] Combined 2 cups of green tea with 100 g of jamila henna in a plastic bowl.

[2] Mixed in 1/2 can of coconut oil.

READ: Benefits of Coconut Milk for Healthy Hair

[3] Covered the bowl with cling wrap and let the mix sit for about 10 hours for dye release.

Here’s a short clip of how I prep my henna. My henna paste below is on the liquid-y side (ideal consistency is that of pancake batter), but it thickened up while I let the paste sit for dye release. Why is it on the liquid-y side? I have to stretch 100 grams of henna for my big head since I only have 1 box on hand.

A video posted by Jen (@justgrowalready) on

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