need all henna users with lots of experience!

Please I need some help. Every two weeks, I henna just my roots. To get it off, right now, I currently lay in the tub for like five minutes and let things get nice and wet. Then . . . I gently put my hands in there and try to help move things around, and then I use the shower sprayer over my head, since it has a hose, I bring it nice and close to my scalp. However, this last time, I woke up the next day, went to scratch my head or something and found a little patch of henna still stuck to my head. I don't like that, because if I would have gone in there with a vengeance I would have pulled that piece of dried henna off as though it were a scab, and it would've brought some hairs with it. Plus to think I slept all night with that dried stuff stuck to my roots, I hope I didn't lose any hair while sleeping as well. What do you all do that never fails to assure you get all the henna off the scalp. I wouldn't mind so much finding it occasionally in the hair, but not stuck to my scalp. EW!
Thanks
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
I have had that happen. I just co wash several times and make sure I scrub my scalp well. I don't think there is a fool proof way to do it
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
okey dokey, well at least I'm not the only one. Do you think it does any damage to the hairs, like pull them out or anything???? I don't cowash, but maybe I'll have to do a low poo , although I'd hate to do that. Maybe just combing through my hair afterwards would help!
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
As long as your gentle I don't think it will hurt it. Good luck
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
There are a good number of henna threads on the Colouring your Hair board, it would be worth running an advanced search to see if your issue has been covered.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I also recommend using a co-wash. LOTS of it.
I also recommend using a co-wash. LOTS of it.
Originally Posted by Jeliah
yes cowash it is, but for me the secret in washing out henna easily lies in the mixture of the henna.
i henna every three weeks full head, it is really easy to wash out.

200 gr henna,
mixed dry with Xanthan powder 1tsp
(for a non dripping easy to apply formula)
at least 3 tb coconut oil
( that gives conditioning, removes the waxy henna residue that makes the hair feel dry after hennaing, plus makes it super easy to wash out with cowash)
warm liquid, i use black tea

i use water only first to wash it out, then twice cowash, then i usually put a thicker condish for 10 min under plasticfoil( for more conditioning, for washing out, usually 2 cowash are enough), wash it out, tata, super glossy moisturized hair!
you can get some cheap conditioner like V05 or Suave Naturals to co wash it our. it helps loosen it up and and wash it all away. I've never seen anyone try a low poo but I guess you could experiment with that? I've read a lot (and actually do this) just to use cheap slipper condish like you would use to detangle.
I've been henna'ing for years. I won't lie to you, small lumps of henna will occasionally be missed until the next day or so when you realise they're there. I think a certain amount of that is inevitable.

I did my first henna mud-removing co-wash about a week ago and found that a combination of massaging my scalp thoroughly with conditioner and then putting lots of deep conditioner all over my hair and raking my fingers through to detangle did the job and got rid of all traces of the mud.

If you find you have a chunk of henna mud left over the next day then perhaps it's a good idea to try and crumble it rather than pull it out - I agree that pulling it can certainly pull the hair.

I hope you manage to find a good technique!
Type 2C... I think
Very coarse, highly porous and thick as you like
I use Henne Color Paris henna powder
Start on CG road on 12/08/13
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Like I said, at least now I'm not the only one who has had this problem. I wouldn't mind if I had pieces in my hair, what I don't like, and I don't understand is when I find pieces of henna still stuck to my scalp. Like I said, it's a killer if you go to scratch your head and run across one of those pieces. but I'll just do what one suggested, to massage well the scalp, because cowash is fine if it's in my hair, but I can't put conditioner on my scalp, so that's just not an option. I think I"ll either have to lowpoo afterwards, (it'll mean lowpooing two days in a row) or scratch my whole scalp very softly with a comb, comb my hair, while still in the tub to make sure my scalp is free of henna.


Just a question, when you all have found henna stuck on your scalp, what do you do to take it of??
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

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