Nupur Henna ReviewFriday, June 24, 2011
Promises: Godrej Nupur brings to you the best quality of Rajasthani Mehendi with nine carefully chosen natural herbs valued for their hair care benefits. The ingredients are added in perfect proportions to give your hair the fabulous shiny & silky feel that you desire every single day.
Directions: Soak Nupur Mehendi in water for 2-3 hours. You may add curd/oil for extra softness. Apply paste evenly from root to tip of the hair. Leave for 3-4 hours. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Shikakai - Leaves hair clean & shining
Aloe Vera - Moisturises hair & makes it silky
Methi (Fenugreek) - Conditions, nourishes and revitalizes hair
Bhringraj - Makes hair luxuriant
Amla - Darkens hair colour, adds shine & luster
Neem - Fights scalp infection and prevents dandruff
Hibiscus - Rejuvenates hair, making it silky and shiny
Jatamansi - Prevents graying of hair
Brahmi - Promotes hair growth
The Truth: My sister and I had a Henna Party this month. I premixed our Henna 2-3 hours prior to us applying it. I used the whole pack for the both of us. I mixed mine with distilled water until it was a yogurt-like consistency so that it's easier to apply (less mess). I then added 2tbsps of Olive Oil. My sister used Black tea in her mix along with Amla oil and Coconut oil. I applied my Henna and damp/dry freshly shampooed hair. I applied it in sections leaving it on for a total of 3 hrs with a plastic cap over it.
Once the 3hrs were up, I rinsed the Henna out until the water ran clear. Upon rinsing, my hair felt VERY ROUGH and if I were to run my fingers through my hair to help rinse out the Henna I would have ended up in nothing but TANGLES. I'm there thinking "I heard so many positive reviews about this product. It's supposed to be somewhat moisturizing out of the bunch, why does my hair FEEL like this then?" With that in mind, I just let the water run on my hair and detangle itself. Due to the dryness, I co-washed twice after and my hair felt back to normal after that.
After air drying, I used Scurl as my leave-in and my hair EXPLODED!! Immediately I noticed an increase in thickness, heaviness, stronger hair, darker hair, fluffiness & volume! There was a tint of color but nothing to rave about.
The ONLY downfall is the fact that I think I'm ALLERGIC to this stuff. Throughout the whole process, the herbs (were probably too strong) gave me a horrible horrible headache. From when I started mixing I felt so weird and weak. I felt nauseous throughout the whole process. It really turned me off!!
- Stronger Hair
- Darker Hair
- Tint of color
- Thicker Hair
- Fluffy/volume with movement
- Easy to wash out
- No graininess/very finely sifted powder
- Easy mixing
- Very drying
- Hair texture felt rough
- Horrible herbal scent
- Felt sick during the whole process (2-3hrs)
- Noticed some breakage when detangling
- No shine
- No softness
Price: $2.99 CAD 5.25oz
Hairlicious Rating: (3/5) Okay