How much does henna hair colour darken over a few days ?

carberrycarberry Posts: 74Registered Users
okay so i just hennaed my hair at like 5 and left it on till 9 . i washed it off and its all dry now and its a very pretty red . i had a bunch of red highlights already so i have some brilliant "to dye for" red highlights all through my hair when i pull it into a pony . it also has a good base colour , red as well but not as bright .
so i loveeeeee it . so so much. i don't want it to darken but i know henna darkens after a few days . so i was wondering how much ?? :sad5:
2a/f/miii/normal porosity
wavy, hip length, very thick
hair length journey:
december '08 12 inches long, shoulder
june '12 31 inches long, hip
summer 2012 goal: in between hip and tailbone
Ultimate goal: tailbone or or maybe classic length
my hair loves henna !

:love5:

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  • SalamanderSalamander Posts: 328Registered Users
    Mine hasn't really darkened so much as gotten a redder tone vs. the bright orange it was at first. It is maybe a shade darker -- but not as vivid (which in my case is a good thing -- my natural hair is dark blonde so it was a rather frightening Bozo orange shade the first day!)

    Now it is a light coppery auburn which I love (Day 4).
    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
  • carberrycarberry Posts: 74Registered Users
    oooh so it just gets a redder tone ? yeah mine was orange in some parts and now its redder . i'm totally cool with that cause i love it i just didn't want it to darken ! :)
    2a/f/miii/normal porosity
    wavy, hip length, very thick
    hair length journey:
    december '08 12 inches long, shoulder
    june '12 31 inches long, hip
    summer 2012 goal: in between hip and tailbone
    Ultimate goal: tailbone or or maybe classic length
    my hair loves henna !

    :love5:

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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DD #2 & I both henna. Ours darkens from orange to red over a few days; more noticeable on the lighter (her) or gray (mine) hairs but definitely oxidation all over but it makes it prettier.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • carberrycarberry Posts: 74Registered Users
    DD #2 & I both henna. Ours darkens from orange to red over a few days; more noticeable on the lighter (her) or gray (mine) hairs but definitely oxidation all over but it makes it prettier.

    i get what you mean . i have some blonde hairs around my forehead that were bright orange and now they are red . thank you ! i'm glad it just darkens to red and not to like purplish colour . :)
    2a/f/miii/normal porosity
    wavy, hip length, very thick
    hair length journey:
    december '08 12 inches long, shoulder
    june '12 31 inches long, hip
    summer 2012 goal: in between hip and tailbone
    Ultimate goal: tailbone or or maybe classic length
    my hair loves henna !

    :love5:

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  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    carberry,

    Can you post pics? I would love to see it!!

    Thanks.
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
    2b-c/F/ii
    :dog:
  • carberrycarberry Posts: 74Registered Users
    anniemae wrote: »
    carberry,

    Can you post pics? I would love to see it!!

    Thanks.


    sadly i think it's darkened a lot :( but everyone says it's just me getting used to it .
    but i can post pics soon ! sadly i have no before pics :( sorry
    2a/f/miii/normal porosity
    wavy, hip length, very thick
    hair length journey:
    december '08 12 inches long, shoulder
    june '12 31 inches long, hip
    summer 2012 goal: in between hip and tailbone
    Ultimate goal: tailbone or or maybe classic length
    my hair loves henna !

    :love5:

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