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05-25-2012, 10:36 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Hi curlyjocelyn – I used Lush Caca Marron about once a month. My hair is dark, so the color change isn't dramatic, but I like that it makes my hair feels smoother and gives it a lovely shine. After a henna treatment it almost feels like I've just gotten a haircut! Since henna behaves similarly to a protein treatment with the dye molecule bonding to the gaps in the hair's cuticle, your curls might spring up and shorten (or smooth out and lengthen a bit according to your pattern, I imagine). Although the cocoa butter in the Lush product makes for easy application, I remove my henna without shampoo (just conditioner) to give it extra time to bond to the hair and the butter weighs my hair down quite a bit. I do wash it out at the next shower and then we're back to the typically unweighted feeling. I'd recommend a moisturizing DT such as AOHR after you've washed out the cocoa butter, because it really does make a difference to soften the hair after henna.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Just as a pro-tip, NEVER forget if you Henna your hair, and be VERY careful if you ever dye it again, even if you think you've cut it all out. I used Lush Henna on my hair last SEPTEMBER(11') and on the 9th of this month I dyed my hair -- completely forgetting, because the colour was completely gone, that I had Henna'd my hair more than 6 months ago.
is what happened to my hair, LOL. Of course, we still dyed over it fine -- but the dye overtop of the henna didn't last very long(red, normal) so now my hair is purple.
Hi Moonface – Do you remember what brand of Henna you used on your hair? I think (but may be incorrect) that the blue/green comes from the presence of metallic salts in the dye which are added to some "Henna" hair dyes, but aren't characteristic of quality Henna hair dye.
It was Lush Henna. Caca Brun, I think.
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