Oh how things change.. since I wrote this post about 9 months ago, I've stopped henna completely. I was cool the first few times I hennaed, but that was short lived. After a while it did dry out my hair. It could be that it was the brand, but I know I'm not the only curly who has had this problem. I love the color henna gives, but it's not worth the dry hair I get from it.
I guess the only henna I will get from here on out is for temporary tattoos.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)