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I need henna root touch-up tips

ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
It's not time for me to touch up my roots yet, but I want to get the info before it becomes overdue.

My main concern is this - How do you deal with the intial brightness being only at the roots? Is it very noticeable?

What is the process you use for doing roots only?
Do you do it wet or dry? Do you still wrap all your hair in plastic? Do you leave it on the same amount of time as your normal application? etc... etc...

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  • misfitcurlsmisfitcurls Posts: 735Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i usually just do a full app, because my ends tend to get sunbleached and really light.

    funny you posted this... i just did mine last night!
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    satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
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    ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

    When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it. ;)
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

    When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it. ;)

    What do you call a little? Maybe 3 parts henna to one part indigo, or even less than that? I haven't used either yet - just ordered and am still trying to decide what sort of mix I'll use.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    auntnett wrote: »
    I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.

    When I do roots-only, I apply and wrap in plastic and leave it on for 4-6 hours, just as if I was doing a whole-head. It seems easier though, because it's not nearly as heavy as a whole-head henna is. I often apply at bedtime and sleep with it on, which makes it seem really easy. I do my roots every 1-2 weeks, because I have a lot of gray that shows up quickly, and if I'm going to give the illusion of being young, having gray roots would spoil it. ;)

    What do you call a little? Maybe 3 parts henna to one part indigo, or even less than that? I haven't used either yet - just ordered and am still trying to decide what sort of mix I'll use.

    I would say it's about 1/4 indigo and 3/4 henna for my "roots" mix. I only like to take the "edge" off the orange-y red, not make it totally brown.
  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    I use a little indigo in the mixture I apply to my roots. I don't do whole-head henna-indigo, because my hair would get too dark, but I need a little darkness to counteract the orange I would get at the roots, since that is virgin hair and doesn't have the multiple henna applications that the length of my hair has.
    That makes sense. Thanks for the suggestion!

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