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Old 07-02-2009, 07:11 PM
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Red face How long does henna (powder) last?

If I were to buy, say, ten packs of henna but couldn't use them for a few months (just want to have them in my arsenal) how long would they last?
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

Okay, I just read online two years if frozen, and then 4-6 months if frozen.

Can anyone here chime in? How long are the expiration dates, usually?
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

I'd say an unopened box could last a few months. Anything opened or mixed should be frozen.
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

I thought it was like a Year or two Frozen. Yep. I'm pretty sure that's what I have on the Fact Sheet from the place I purchased mine from.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:59 PM
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I hope I could keep them frozen for that long because I might not have hair when I do get them! This Karishma henna is really hard to find, so I need to stock up!
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

Looks like dry, packaged, not-yet-used henna is good for a few years.

Here's a reply I found on the HennaForHair.com forum...to someone who asked almost the same question:
http://www.hennaforhair.com/forum/in...EMS[]=9524


I have bought henna at an Indian grocery store that was dated as being several years old, and it still gave plenty of color; I was amazed.

If you buy great quality henna and keep it unopened and airtight in the freezer, I bet it will keep even longer!
We know that it keeps well for a couple of years in the freezer, but even at room temp that cheap henna I bought was doing pretty well.

Amla isn't a dye so I wouldn't think its freshness would be as much of an issue, and it seems to keep just fine for 2+ years at room temp - I buy that in bulk also and keep it in a drawer, seems to work as well as ever.
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

Great! Thanks for the info!
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

^^^^ Yep. The folks at henna for hair told me that henna will keep for up to 5 years in the freezer when I recently bought 1 kg of 2006 Jamila. The expiration date on the box was May 2009 though but it has been working just fine for me.

Several members have said that they used old henna from indian stores that worked well so I think that you should go for it.
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That is great to hear. Thanks!
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

I just purchased some Karishma henna today online, so does this means that I have to store it in my freezer opposed to just storing it room temp? Someone pls answer this! I need clarification!!! Thanks
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

ycj, where'd you buy yours?

And I think the verdict is that freezing it will help it to last longer. But if you're going to use it regularly, room temp. should be fine.

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I just purchased some Karishma henna today online, so does this means that I have to store it in my freezer opposed to just storing it room temp? Someone pls answer this! I need clarification!!! Thanks

How much henna did you buy?? If you think you will use it all up within a year, you should be fine storing the dry powder in an air-tight container/bag in a cool dry place. When do you plan to henna, how much do you need to use, how often will you be using it. The answers to these questions will determine your optimum storage solution.

I purchased 3 foil packages of 200gms each of NUPUR henna. The unopend ones are in the back of my linen closet until I'm ready to use them. Currently I henna 2x's per month, and I use about 150gm with each treamtent. There's absolutely no need for me to freeze my product right now. Matter of fact....I think I need to visit my local Subzi Mandi indian store right now....LOL!
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

The expiration date, I was told, was in 2011, so that's great. I haven't ordered yet, though.
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

I purchased 20 packs of Karishma on ebay last week! It has a manufactured date of Oct 2008 and is good until that month in 2011. I am storing it in the back of my closet which is a cool dark place. It will be fine. The manufacturers put that date on assuming you are storing at room temp. If I don't use them all (but I will) and the expireation date approaches then I will throw them in the freezer.

ETA: If you ladies are buying Karishma henna on ebay that lady just raised her prices-it was $1 last week!

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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

Good to know this information on storage, because I just purchased different brands of henna, amla, shikakai powders, etc, for a 'sample fest' on my soon-to-be-chopped-off hair to determine which is best (mainly the brands of henna) for my hair.
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Default Re: How long does henna (powder) last?

Dont mean to sound stupid but whats Henna powder for?
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I purchased 20 packs of Karishma on ebay last week! It has a manufactured date of Oct 2008 and is good until that month in 2011. I am storing it in the back of my closet which is a cool dark place. It will be fine. The manufacturers put that date on assuming you are storing at room temp. If I don't use them all (but I will) and the expireation date approaches then I will throw them in the freezer.

ETA: If you ladies are buying Karishma henna on ebay that lady just raised her prices-it was $1 last week!

You saw it too! Her shipping prices were ridiculous too, so I messaged her about it and she brought it down by almost fifty percent. I hope I can order soon! I really want to stock up.
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Good to know this information on storage, because I just purchased different brands of henna, amla, shikakai powders, etc, for a 'sample fest' on my soon-to-be-chopped-off hair to determine which is best (mainly the brands of henna) for my hair.

When are you cutting? How much off? I'll PM you!
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Dont mean to sound stupid but whats Henna powder for?
People use it for a lot of different things - color, deep conditioning, strengthening and thickening their hair.

There have been many threads on it, so there's lots of information, if you want more.
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If I were to buy, say, ten packs of henna but couldn't use them for a few months (just want to have them in my arsenal) how long would they last?

Freeze the other packs. Probably for 2-3 years
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