08-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Well, in my experience, not much short of 30 vol bleach actually fades henna! For better or worse, it's on your head...
Lemon juice will lighten it slightly but it usually re-oxidizes and darkens again. Many people have tried to lighten hennaed hair with lemon juice or honey only to have it darken again in a few days.
Heat will darken hennaed hair; so if you do notice fading you could try blowdrying it. Flatirons are reported to really darken it but of course we curlies don't have much use for those, do we?
I found my hair was much less porous after hennaing, which made it dislike protein. But not much affected the color.
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week