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Help!! Really dry hair from henna

teric506teric506 Posts: 68Registered Users
Hi,

I just finished my henna and i can't believe how dry my hair is. I even clarified and used and intensive treatment i got from sally's a while ago. I have lost a ton of hair today trying to comb through it in the shower. I am really nervous that I just ruined my hair. I really like the color but I don't know what to do know. I put some olive oil and water in a spray bottle and put some of that in my hair. Is there something else I can do for my hair now? I really loved the idea of doing something natural to color my hair but now i am not so sure this was a good idea, i just want to cry :crybaby:
CG since 4/10/13
Hair Type 2, Texture-Fine, Porosity-Normal, Elasticity-Normal and very Dense.


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  • teamsportsteamsports Posts: 4Registered Users
    i used coconut oil from a whole food place and put tons on my head along with emu oil. i take and divide my hair into 4s. and put 3 to 4 drops of the emu oil and coconut oil in each part. wrap my head and leave for an hour then rinse using coconut from suave.
  • sweetypiesweetypie Posts: 86Registered Users
    teric506 wrote: »
    Hi,

    I just finished my henna and i can't believe how dry my hair is. I even clarified and used and intensive treatment i got from sally's a while ago. I have lost a ton of hair today trying to comb through it in the shower. I am really nervous that I just ruined my hair. I really like the color but I don't know what to do know. I put some olive oil and water in a spray bottle and put some of that in my hair. Is there something else I can do for my hair now? I really loved the idea of doing something natural to color my hair but now i am not so sure this was a good idea, i just want to cry :crybaby:

    When I wash out my henna I open the tap until I get all the chunks out. Next I use Lustrasilk shea mango conditioner. Then I use my leave-in and oils like it's winter time to get back some of the moisture. Then the trick for me is not to let my hair dry free. I braid it up. When it's dry it's so soft and silky

    Or try your regular deep conditioner after rinsing braid it up and wait for it to dry. Let me know how it goes.
    check out this link http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=79969

    4b
    BC May 2009
    less product is enough
  • teric506teric506 Posts: 68Registered Users
    I think i am going to try a henna gloss next time. I have a container of the lustrasilk shea mango conditioner so I think i will mix it with that. My hair feels better now that it has been a couple of weeks since my first henna so I am trying to wait a couple more weeks until I do a gloss. Thanks for the advise.
    CG since 4/10/13
    Hair Type 2, Texture-Fine, Porosity-Normal, Elasticity-Normal and very Dense.


  • sweetypiesweetypie Posts: 86Registered Users
    Sure Just let me know how your gloss turns out.

    teric506 wrote: »
    I think i am going to try a henna gloss next time. I have a container of the lustrasilk shea mango conditioner so I think i will mix it with that. My hair feels better now that it has been a couple of weeks since my first henna so I am trying to wait a couple more weeks until I do a gloss. Thanks for the advise.

    4b
    BC May 2009
    less product is enough
  • SalamanderSalamander Posts: 328Registered Users
    My first henna application left my hair very dry and feeling odd for a few days.

    The second time I used henna, I mixed it with lemon juice but then after dye release, I mixed it with conditioner instead of more lemon juice or water. I also used a TON of Suave conditioner to wash it out...I think part of the dry, dull feeling I had the first time was due to not getting all the henna out of my hair.

    I didn't have any dryness issues the 2nd time.
    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
  • Khadija.D.CarrylKhadija.D.Carryl Posts: 68Registered Users
    A henna gloss would be a good idea if you aren't looking to get as much color out of the henna as you would when used full strength (as pure henna paste).

    But make sure you use a very good hair oil, either in with your henna paste and/or especially afterwards to moisturize. Wash out the henna really well. If you use pure henna that is body art quality, then you should be getting a henna powder that has a very good sift most likely, and it should wash out easier.