Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Registered Users Posts: 1,781
Are there any more natural glosses or something like henna that acts like a gloss?
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
ACV rinse
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer


  • SalamanderSalamander Registered Users Posts: 328
    You can make a henna gloss by using a small amount of henna (tablespoon or less) in a cup of conditioner. Glop it in your hair, cover w/ shower cap and leave on for an hour or two. It will condition and give a subtle tint.

    I've heard that henna glosses are less permanent than using full-strength henna. However...henna can be unpredictable so a test strand first is always necessary unless you enjoy extremely permanent surprises. Also, depending on your hair's texture/porosity, what might give a subtle warm tint on one person might give you a bright reddish tint...proceed with caution where henna is involved.

    You can also do glosses with other herbs like amla, buxus, or indigo. When my henna came out too flaming red, I toned it down a bit with a buxus gloss. You would only want to do those over hair that is reddish or brassy, though; buxus is grayish on its own and indigo is blue on its own.

    Cassia doesn't have much color to begin with, so a gloss with it wouldn't have much point. But, mixing cassia with conditioner makes it easier to rinse out. Cassia will condition your hair and make it shiny; but it doesn't change the color unless your hair is very, very light blond or white to begin with (cassia has a faint yellowish tint). Cassia is also pH sensitive, so your water's pH affects whether or not it releases 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
  • morrighumorrighu Registered Users Posts: 707
    You can also try "clear" hair color.

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