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I want to try henna but I have heard mixed reviews about using it on hair that has been color treated
I want to try henna but I have heard mixed reviews about using it on hair that has been color treated
Originally Posted by TristanAmber
If you use body art quality (BAQ) henna, there is no worries about using before or after chemical color. The issue is with henna adulterated with metallic salt. These salts react with chemical color and your hair can literally melt off. Not pretty.

On a related note, if you dye your hair with a combination of henna and indigo, be aware that it you bleach if afterward the indigo will leave a green tinge on your strands. Henna'ed hair bleaches orange. It takes a lot to strip the color, so tread lightly if you are prone to changing your mind re: your hair color. Henna is permanent. The only way to get rid of it fully is to grow your hair out.

Hope that helps you make an informed decision!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Yes! I'm hennaing now thanks to your advice
The Mehandi Full Color Henna with Amla and Shikaki gave me amazing curls and a vibrant red color! It was also SOOO much better than Rainbow, and it was only $3. Love henna!
Originally Posted by dresdendoll
Where you get it from? I been want to try henna, amla and shikakai. That sounds perfect and I love the $3.
I have henna on mah head! Using "Organic Rajasthani Henna Powder" from HennaSooq. I purchased 400grams of the stuff, which equals three full-head treatments for my hair (~133grams per treatment). I'm on my second treatment with this stash, and I LOVE THIS HENNA. The sift is awesome so it just glides onto my hair like frosting. I'm also getting really good at applying without making a mess! I'm very happy about that.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

I tried pure henna on my 3c hair and i am supersatisfied. It made my hair softer, hang better and my curls a bit looser )) and my hair is dark brown so i just got a little red gloss in my hair. Just what i wanted. I will definetely keep hennaing my hair!!!!
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3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
I have noticed that my 3c hair is less porous than usual after applying henna 3 days ago. This is a wanted effect because my hair is highly porous :-) my hair also uses longer time to dry after a shower than usual and hangs better. Has anyone with 3c hair noticed the same??
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

Last edited by Curly Sara; 12-18-2012 at 12:21 PM.
ive got 3 weeks off for the christmas break and want to try henna as well. i do acv rinses with different herbs. and was wondering if i should combine to two? or do the acv rinse after i low poo, then the next day do the henna? thoughts or ideas on this? ive never done henna before, though mum has ever since i remember, and i also have really bright red natural hair.

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I just did a henna treatment this morning. I used Dulhan Mehendi, which I picked up from my local India store for $1.49. I used coconut milk, green tea, greek yogurt and coconut oil in the mix. It loosened up my curls alot. I washed with terressentials and use shea moisture in my hair. My hair feels so soft right now. I love hennaing(?). I have tried Jamila mix that I got for a lady that does henna tattoos but she charged me $8.00 and I feel I get the same result from the other one.
I did one full henna aplication about 3 weeks ago and one roots only 3 days ago. I love it! For now anyway. I am just sorry that I haven`t discovered it years ago.
I am using Yemeni BAQ from hennaboy, mixing it with chammomila tea and couple of lemon drops. My hair ends up a little dry afterwards, so next time no lemon in the mix.
Just wanted to thank everyone (especially poema) on this thread. I've been toying with the idea of henna for a few years, but felt so overwhelmed by it, even though I used to use henna for body art as a kid.

I'm wanting to cover a few grays and give my flat brown locks some depth, so I think I'm ready to take the henna plunge.

I just have one question: Given that henna is permanent, if I don't care for the color I get after I dye my hair, can I dye over it with a henna-indigo (or other herb mix) to get back to my original (dark brown) color? Obviously I won't use a fake henna mix, only BAQ and another safe colorant.

Thanks!
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Just wanted to thank everyone (especially poema) on this thread. I've been toying with the idea of henna for a few years, but felt so overwhelmed by it, even though I used to use henna for body art as a kid.

I'm wanting to cover a few grays and give my flat brown locks some depth, so I think I'm ready to take the henna plunge.

I just have one question: Given that henna is permanent, if I don't care for the color I get after I dye my hair, can I dye over it with a henna-indigo (or other herb mix) to get back to my original (dark brown) color? Obviously I won't use a fake henna mix, only BAQ and another safe colorant.

Thanks!
Originally Posted by creativelicense
My understanding is that you can then hendigo or 2-step henna and indigo to adjust the color to your liking. I've never used indigo though, so definitely do some research to get details on how to go about it. Henna for Hair and their forum are a great resource.


Good luck! I hope you love your henna'd tresses!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Im going to try cassia. My first henna had me underwhelmed. It was not even a tint.....would love for someone to tell me how to get more color pay off because I aint seein it
Im going to try cassia. My first henna had me underwhelmed. It was not even a tint.....would love for someone to tell me how to get more color pay off because I aint seein it
Originally Posted by TheCurlyOne
Did you mix with an acidic liquid and then wait for dye release? Did you check for dye release by testing a spot on your hand? If you added oils or other stuff to the mix, that could also affect dye uptake. Did you apply to dirty or shampoo'd hair? (I'd clarify before henna, although it's not absolutely necessary.)
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

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