I need henna root touch-up tips

It's not time for me to touch up my roots yet, but I want to get the info before it becomes overdue.

My main concern is this - How do you deal with the intial brightness being only at the roots? Is it very noticeable?

What is the process you use for doing roots only?
Do you do it wet or dry? Do you still wrap all your hair in plastic? Do you leave it on the same amount of time as your normal application? etc... etc...
sarah
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i usually just do a full app, because my ends tend to get sunbleached and really light.

funny you posted this... i just did mine last night!
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I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it.
I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
What do you call a little? Maybe 3 parts henna to one part indigo, or even less than that? I haven't used either yet - just ordered and am still trying to decide what sort of mix I'll use.
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I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
What do you call a little? Maybe 3 parts henna to one part indigo, or even less than that? I haven't used either yet - just ordered and am still trying to decide what sort of mix I'll use.
Originally Posted by auntnett
I would say it's about 1/4 indigo and 3/4 henna for my "roots" mix. I only like to take the "edge" off the orange-y red, not make it totally brown.
I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That makes sense. Thanks for the suggestion!
sarah
My Hair Blog
hair type: 3a-3b/M/iii
length: slightly past tailbone when pulled tight
normal routine: Nature's Gate shampoo (on scalp only), Suave Aloe conditioner, apple cider vinegar, raw shea butter, FOTE Aloe Vera Gel, TRESemme Curl Locking spray (occasionally).
other favorites: olive oil, rhassoul clay, honey

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