Another henna question

rissapryorrissapryor Registered Users Posts: 8
Hi, I'm 17 and thinking of coloring my hair with henna I have medium/dark brown 4b hair. I wanted to know what color would my hair would become if I used regular henna since I want to get a reddish color and i've never dyed my hair so I don't know how my hair will react. I've read in other questions that sometimes you can't see the results with darker color hair unless you stand in the sun or that it takes multiple applications to see results. And if I do use henna what brands would be good? I was also wondering how much does it loosen curls, I don't mind it loosening my curls but I have more hair on the top and front of my head which is more loose than the hair on the rest my head. So I'm a little apprehensive that it will make my hair have an even more noticeable differences in curl definition. I want to do this before the end of August so that I will be able to get used to it and fix it before school and school related stuff rolls around. Thank you!


  • JustPlainMeJustPlainMe Registered Users Posts: 6
    You re right about coloring over dark hair. It'll just give your hair a tint to it that you will be able to see under the light. As far as the curl loosening, everyone's hair reacts differently. Usually, those women need several applications of henna to their hair. To prevent loosening though, I believe you put amla in the mixture. Good Luck!
  • Wurly_GirlWurly_Girl Registered Users Posts: 41
    Hi rissa! ;)
    I started hennaing my hair since 3 years ago about once a month or once every two months.
    Probably the red won't be very noticeable on your dark hair, but for sure you can see the copper shade in the sunlight.
    I was a 3A when i started hennaing, and now i'm a 2A/B.
    I buy the henna from an indian grocery/muslim butcher's shop (halal), it's the Zarqa brand (but i don't know if you'll be able to find it in the USA).
    This is a box pic:

    The powder is very fine and the shade it gives is brick red.
    Tattoo quality henna (BAQ: Body Art Quality) are the best for hair because they have finest texture and an high lawsone content (the molecula that release the dye).
    You should try to find a BAQ henna.

    There are many henna suppliers in the USA, such as Henna for Hair and Body -Better quality. Better customer service. Lower prices. More products..

    I hope i've been able to help you ;)
    Curl Pattern: 2c-3a
    Porosity: medium
    Density: thin
    Width: fine
    Lenght: short (jaw-lenght)
    2013 haircut: 1/25/2013; 07/04/2013

    Routine: modified CG
    CW: cone free and protein free conditioners
    DT: homemade sheabutter hair creme /Hydraderm sheabutter hair mask+coconut oil+lecitin
    Styling before diffusing FSG with hydrolized keratin
    Once a month (or every 2 months): henna
  • rissapryorrissapryor Registered Users Posts: 8
    Thanks you all :) and I will try that website.

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