Thanks! I'm glad I'm not experiencing straw-like dry hair, post henna my hair hasn't been it's usual softness, yet still soft. The only issue I'm having a problem with post henna is frizz. Someone else suggested a Cherry Lola treatment and perhaps I'll give that a go. I've also been using "finishers" such as CJ Curls in a Bottle to help combat the frizz which is an added step but has been somewhat beneficial ...Hmmm. My hair doesn't like strong protein. Henna acts like a protein treatment. And Coconut milk treatments make my hair feel like pure straw. It took my hair weeks of dcing to recover the three times I tried coconut milk before I hung it up. If I mixed the two and added coconut oil I would be singing the protein overload blues. I suggest you cowash every day with something that doesn't have protein. That is the only way my hair bounces back.Thank you both! :-) I'm still suffering though, I mixed the henna with coconut oil olive oil coconut milk and tresemme naturals conditioner ... After that I DC-ed with KBB luscious locks hair mask and then co washes and oil rinsed and still frizz city ... The color pay off is good and my hair feels strong but I mean I've neverrrr experienced such frizz. Right now I have it pulled back in a low loose bun with one of those donut things...
Jamila henna gave me the frizziest hair. I noticed some loosening and the bright red dye was just a bit too much over for me over time.
The Rajasthani mixed with some cheap conditioner gave me the best color and soft hair. Too bad I'm lazy or I would start using henna again.
Anything else you all have tried or should I just wait it out? maybe steaming?
In other news : big hit this Shea moisture BOGO sale (I needed consoling) :-)
Hit: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner, when I initially tried this back when I first BCed it was rather thick and i don't think my hair liked it as much as the Hibiscus line... super happy I revisited this with the BOGO sale. As a leave in my hair was soft and retained moisture nicely