bregma said: Hello! I was thinking of dyeing my hair with henna, but I'm worried about it being very "permanent" (and not being able to use chemical dyes on top of it if I don't like it), and not really fading the color if I want to "grow it out"... what's your experience with it? :)
If you like your hair to be shades of brown, auburn, or red then you’ll absolutely love what henna does for your hair. The more times you apply henna, the shinier and softer it becomes. The color is permanent, but as long as you use 100% pure body art quality henna, then you will have no problems using chemical dyes on top of it.
If you’re concerned with growing out the color, then I would suggest starting with a low concentration to see if you like what it does. That way when it grows out the difference will be subtle. To do this, just mix your henna paste with conditioner (I recommend a silicone free one like V05) to dilute it (maybe do 1:1 ratio) and apply that to your hair. Let it set for a few hours and you should have a slight reddish tint that will develop over the next few days.
Hope that helps! :)