Experiences with Henna?
View Single Post
07-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Originally Posted by
I'm pretty sure I f****d myself over with my last henna concoction. Long story short: I had 4 inches of new growth and wanted it a lighter shade than the rest of my already hennaed hair. I had already added Suave Coconut Conditioner and amla to my mix when I realized it was much too runny - runnier than when I did my strand test. So I added some Knox pectin and a large box of gelatin instant jello mix to thicken it up.
I think it was protein overload that did me in (protein in the conditioner, pectin and gelatin). Plus, henna already mimics protein. Of course the amla only dried me out more. On top of all that, I was using protein-heavy hair products for regular routine after that. My hair looked and felt trashed. Straight, straw-like and fly-away. Took weeks of DC rehab and pampering and it's just
looking more or less normal
At first, it took a minute to even figure out why my hair had changed. I was too panicked to think straight. The change in texture was so weird, so different that I forgot about the henna mix and thought it was hormones, gray hairs suddenly changing texture, hard water problems or hidden cones. I thought it might even be time to cut all my hair off and hit reset. Saying all this in case someone has a bad reaction after a henna mixture - that it could be something added to the henna.
Protein overload is nothing nice. It takes a while for my hair to bounce back from henna. And I dont use anything with protein with it or immediatey after. I have a few setback from protein overload where I had to cut an inch of two of hair.
"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." - Harold J. Smith.
View Public Profile
Send a private message to adthomas
Find More Posts by adthomas