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Old 11-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Knotty_Maddy View Post
I really like the colour! It suits you.

May I ask, how can henna help the health of the hair...? Just wondering....I don't know a lot about henna.
The lawsone molecule in henna binds to the keratin protein in the hair and fills in cracks in the hair's cuticle.

Henna for Hair

It's different from a protein treatment in that it forms a coating around the strand:
Case Studies showing Microscopic Views of Hair

However, this coating still allows moisture in and out, so although some say henna makes their hair dry, a DT or two will get you back on track!

Ultimately, the way it helps the health of your hair is by preventing damage to the hair's cuticle. Think about it: instead of chipping away at your cuticle scales when you detangle, the henna coating is there to take some of the stress. It will chip before your cuticle has to chip. It's an additional layer of protection.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 ||

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month; Leave-in OH Hair Dew; Cleansing Conditioner Giovanni TTTT. Just three!
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil; Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR; Style AOMMJ. Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers.
Propylene Glycol Sensitive - Itchy scalp? Facial Irritation? This might be why!

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