I henna'd my hair! Pics and Qs for other henna heads

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Your hair is beautiful. Love the henna color and I think you have awesome curl definition. :-)

P.S. Do you have a YouTube channel? I think I've watched some of your videos.
Originally Posted by AngelaE8654
Thank you! And yes- that's probably me

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
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Hey waterlily716,
as far as I know, you canīt really remove henna fom your hair. But maybe you could try to add another plant based hair color that is more similar to your natural hair. Drugstores here sell this Sante.de - in different colours. Iīm sure there is something similar in the US.
I use these as strenghtening treatments for my fine hair, they are not damaging, do not contain any chemicals and I can keep my natural hair color .
Originally Posted by themhappycurlz
Thanks! Food for thought. I have thought about gradually lightening the henna parts with honey since they are darker and redder than my natural color...

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

There are some threads on lightening henna over at LHC, so you could check those out. I think it's somewhat hit or miss. The henna color is gorgeous on you, btw.

FYI, for future reference for anyone reading this thread, it's not necessary to mix henna with an acid for good color release. A lot of people find using lemon juice very drying, and plain water will work just as well.
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3a/b, F, normal porosity

I've gotten my routine down to the bare essentials, finally
Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
Leave-in: Suave Everlasting Sunshine, detangle with Denman brush
Gel: LAL Sport or Wet Look
Scrunch with flour sack towel, plop 10 minutes, air dry
Refresh with either plain water or Suave/water mix
I use warm green tea, I love it!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Chamomile is popular, too. I mostly used warm water, and that henna did not budge, lol.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

I've gotten my routine down to the bare essentials, finally
Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
Leave-in: Suave Everlasting Sunshine, detangle with Denman brush
Gel: LAL Sport or Wet Look
Scrunch with flour sack towel, plop 10 minutes, air dry
Refresh with either plain water or Suave/water mix
I removed an application of henna using tea tree oil mixed with a dollop of shampoo. I massaged it into my hair, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinsed it out. I did that 3 or 4 times, and it removed a layer. My henna had been lightening and lightening very gradually (I didn't know why at the time) so I did another full application (I always did roots), and it came out WAY too dark and cool toned for me. I was trying to figure out how to lighten it again when it dawned on me that I occasionally used tea tree oil with my shampoo because my scalp liked it. I never let it sit, but I wondered if that's what had been slowly stripping the henna. Sure enough, it worked!
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
I removed an application of henna using tea tree oil mixed with a dollop of shampoo. I massaged it into my hair, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinsed it out. I did that 3 or 4 times, and it removed a layer. My henna had been lightening and lightening very gradually (I didn't know why at the time) so I did another full application (I always did roots), and it came out WAY too dark and cool toned for me. I was trying to figure out how to lighten it again when it dawned on me that I occasionally used tea tree oil with my shampoo because my scalp liked it. I never let it sit, but I wondered if that's what had been slowly stripping the henna. Sure enough, it worked!
Originally Posted by JLeighs
Chamomile is popular, too. I mostly used warm water, and that henna did not budge, lol.
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
I use warm green tea, I love it!
Originally Posted by ixelamy
Oooh thanks everyone! I might try honey and chamomile first, and then tea tree oil. Don't want to dry out the hair if I don't have too.

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

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