12-20-2011, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
I think it varies from person to person. Chemical treatments tends to destroy curl patterns. I have 3b/c hair. When I darkened it my curl pattern was reduced to 3a/b but it was easy to fix with some PTs and DTs. When I lightened it that was a whole different story. It got so limp and fine and damaged and it took a long time and lots of effort to get it back to 3a. I'm just going to have to chop the rest off to get my tight curls back. But I have a friend who darkened her 3b hair just once and now its a 2c and looks damaged. I also know curlies who can handle highlights. So it all depends. Personally I would color one small chunk of hair starting mid length firsr and see how it comes out. If it gets damaged atleast you can cut that piece off and it probably wont be noticable at all. If you are just trying to darken your hair you can do henna. Just make sure its the right kind, true henna only comes in red, but mixed with certain pigments you can achieve a nice brown. I'd still do a strand test first because although henna is not damaging it is completely permanent and only bleacg (!) can get it out. I say this because sometimes henna can come out too reddish and then you'd have to bleach it and ruin your hair which i what happened to me
Good luck though!!
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