Styling hair after henna

csjcsj Posts: 246Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I just used Lush's Caca Rouge henna on my hair. My hair was virgin hair. I have never permanently colored my hair before.

So what do I need to avoid in sh/cnd and styling items? I read that lemon juice can be a problem causing fading (it is in my Lush conditioner)? How about magnesium sulfate (in RR) or alcohol (in my Aveda Confixtor)?

Thnaks!
~Chiara~
Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

Go To's: Aveda, Lush

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  • SalamanderSalamander Posts: 328Registered Users
    Well, in my experience, not much short of 30 vol bleach actually fades henna! For better or worse, it's on your head...

    Lemon juice will lighten it slightly but it usually re-oxidizes and darkens again. Many people have tried to lighten hennaed hair with lemon juice or honey only to have it darken again in a few days.

    Heat will darken hennaed hair; so if you do notice fading you could try blowdrying it. Flatirons are reported to really darken it but of course we curlies don't have much use for those, do we?

    I found my hair was much less porous after hennaing, which made it dislike protein. But not much affected the color.
    2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
    Fine/iii density/high porosity

    Current favorites:
    Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
    GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
    ACV rinse 1x per week
  • csjcsj Posts: 246Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks, I guess I won't worry too much about styling products fading it ;-)
    ~Chiara~
    Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

    Go To's: Aveda, Lush
  • zensiszensis Posts: 4Registered Users
    Hair colour,you can choose the color according to your hair and this is the best and looks nice too, and after henna hair should try it, and that hair color is be long time in your hair.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So if I"m heading out on a date after henna, I can go ahead and apply all my styling products and not owrry about instant fading????
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

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