My stylist (who was super curl friendly, but not specifically a curly stylist) was actually quite surprised that henna worked for me. She said she'd seen more people -- using BAQ henna -- that wound up with super dry hair. So you're not alone!
I think I"m going to hit the organic market and see what I can find tomorrow. My biggest issue is that the color be cruelty-free, which leaves only Revlon as far as drug store brands. And while Colorsilk isn't bad, I'd really rather not use a lifting dye, if at all possible. And I am *definitely* not ready to go grey, either!
So I'll definitely let you know what I find and how it works!