Anyone find henna to not be permanent?

lindykatlindykat Registered Users Posts: 90
Hi Everyone,

So I keep seeing posts about how henna is super permanent and there's no way to get rid of it without growing out and cutting off the color.

I used henna in college a few times and never found it to be permanent. And yes, I used pure 100% red henna in a couple different brands but never found it to be permanent. After about 2-3 months it would fade away.

Anyone else ever have this happen?


  • MimsTXMimsTX Registered Users Posts: 3,482 Curl Neophyte
    exactly the opposite, actually. My ends haven't been re-dyed since October/Septeber of 08 and they're still vibrantly red. Granted, I haven't tried stripping the color off as I'm quite happy with it, but it certainly hasn't faded naturally over time.

    I wonder if you had some kind of build up/barrier on your hair when you dyed it and that's why it faded? Do you remember the brands you used?
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • morrighumorrighu Registered Users Posts: 707
    A lot of it has to do with what you're doing with your hair.

    Are you using sulfate based shampoos?
    Do you swim (pool, lake, ocean) a lot?
    Are you outside a lot?
    Do you shampoo more than 1 or 2 times a week?

    All of those things will strip and/or fade ANY hair color - not just henna.

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