Styling hair after henna

I just used Lush's Caca Rouge henna on my hair. My hair was virgin hair. I have never permanently colored my hair before.

So what do I need to avoid in sh/cnd and styling items? I read that lemon juice can be a problem causing fading (it is in my Lush conditioner)? How about magnesium sulfate (in RR) or alcohol (in my Aveda Confixtor)?

Thnaks!
~Chiara~
Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

Go To's: Aveda, Lush
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

Current favorites:
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
Thanks, I guess I won't worry too much about styling products fading it
~Chiara~
Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

Go To's: Aveda, Lush
Hair colour,you can choose the color according to your hair and this is the best and looks nice too, and after henna hair should try it, and that hair color is be long time in your hair.
led lights

Last edited by zensis; 11-16-2010 at 05:09 AM.
So if I"m heading out on a date after henna, I can go ahead and apply all my styling products and not owrry about instant fading????
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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