"Hendigo" (aka henna + indigo) on hair!
Anonymous asked: what do you know about the no-poo method of washing hair, and is it good for henna'd hair?
I use the “no-poo” method to wash my hair. I just use VO5 conditioner to clean my hair. It is good for all types of hair, henna’d hair included. Your henna’d hair color will not fade even if you use shampoo though, because the color is permanent. CO (conditioner only) washing is just my preference because it is less drying than using shampoo. Hope this answered your question?
Anonymous asked: i have dyed red hair and i was wondering what my hair would look like if i used henna. any thoughts? thanks!
It would probably add more red tones to your hair! Keep in mind though, that the red dye in your hair right now will fade over time even after using henna, so the color you get after hennaing might become a bit less red as that dye fades. Still I think it would look good!
My henna for hair recipe :)
Here’s a couple shots of my hair that I took yesterday after hennaing my hair! :D
kingdom-for-a-horse asked: Hello! :) I want to re-henna my hair because my previous (and only) application of henna turned out much darker than my strand test fortold - it's too dark for my tastes. But since it's already henna'd it'll only get darker if I do a full henna again! ): Someone recommended using developer 30 cream, WITHOUT bleach, to lift the henna off. Do you have any ideas? Much appreciated! <3
First I would suggest using a crystal clarifying treatment (you can get it at sally’s beauty) to remove all of the minerals in your hair that build up from possible hard water, then rinsing with distilled water. This could be the culprit causing your hair to be too dark, as it is for a lot of people with hard water. If its still too dark, then the developer will lighten your hair. If you want a less damaging option, try honey lightening, but just know its a more gradual process. Here is a comprehensive explanation: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=134083&postcount=1096
imaninnocentbystander asked: I have black hair and I recently used henna as an attempt to dye my hair red. I didn't have high expectations, but the red didn't show up in my hair in the least. Any suggestions for a stronger result?
You would have to lighten your hair by bleaching it first and then apply henna to get the red to really show up. You could probably bleach it now even. The lighter the starting color, the brighter the red. If you just want more of a red glow, I suggest multiple henna applications. Look for a high dye content in the henna you’re buying. Hope this helps!
Anonymous asked: Hello! :) Can I ask for a little advice? A couple of days ago I went to my hairdresser to dye my hair red, she said the best thing to do was using a reflexant, only it didn't work very and my hair doesn't look so red. I was thinking of trying with henna, but how long do I have to wait before I can use henna on my hair?
I’m not sure what a reflexant is, but I’m assuming its some form of chemical dye? If so, you can henna your hair as soon as you’d like (must be pure henna), you do not have to wait.
Sorry I took so long to respond btw!
tgikatie asked: hi! remember me? well i'm finally in the midst of henna-ing my hair! i'll submit pictures, i'm so excited!!!
yay! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Anonymous asked: Hello, My friend is going to henna dye my hair this week and I just wanted to know if it will make my hair dry or damaged? My hair is dark brown and straight by the way. Thank you :D
It might make your hair a little dry (hasn’t happened to me, but I hear that happens to some people) so you may want to follow up with a deep conditioning treatment. I just rinse it out with a cheap conditioner and that seems to do the job. It will not however damage your hair, it will actually strengthen it and improve the quality. Trust me you’re going to love your hair afterward!
Doing a 50/50 henna/cassia mixture on my hair tonight! :)