Protein overload is nothing nice. It takes a while for my hair to bounce back from henna.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Nothing nice and NOT cute to behold I forgot about something: my wretched henna/condish/pectin/gelatin concoction initially came out looking too light and the next day I reapplied the rest of the batch to my hair, to keep in for another 4 hours. So basically I protein overdosed my hair twice in 2 days

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.
Phew, that's brutal. I definitely think I was almost to that point myself. As for what might better darken your gray roots: what about adding just a touch of indigo to your mix (only applying it to the roots), making sure to strand test it to get a reasonable color from it?
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Ok. I do have some indigo. Never really used it because i thought two step and after henna not in the mood. I read on Hennasooq that cassia and black tea darkens grays. Will try that too.
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