i lightened my too dark henna :)

misfitcurlsmisfitcurls Posts: 736Registered Users Curl Novice
sorry it took so long to post this!

before (i was being silly and made a stirrrer stick mustache at the bar, sorry best pic i could find!)

after (roots are still a little lighter, I may do another gloss on roots only when i do my eyebrows...)

i used a 20 volume with a neutral powder lightener and mixed it 1:1 with shampoo. left it on for about 45 minutes (30 just ends 15 roots and ends) then rinsed it all out and slathered it with generic conditioning balm. hair doesnt feel too fried at all. i waited a day (left condish in my hair that day) then i did a gloss.
3B just past BSL in back (when curly)
CG since 3/08
HG's:biolage condtioning balm and kpak (both the generic value versions)
overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
honey after leave-in
satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss
by: Riot Crrl!
I think you could walk around with words and stick people drawn on your face and still look supercute.


  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I like it. It's brighter. I wish I was having as much success with henna. It doesn't cover enough of my grays. I'm probably going back to chemical processing.
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    Curl Junkie Stuff

    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That looks beautiful! I am still toying with the idea of putting random streaks throughout (I've never prided myself on a nice, conventional look, lol), and I have a few highlighting kits that have been sitting in the cabinet forever. My roots need a henna anyway, so maybe I'll give it a go this weekend...freak my DH out a bit...
  • qimissungqimissung Posts: 211Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I like how it turned out, very nice. I really enjoy the color my hair got with a henna/cassia mix.
    Fine cherub curls. LUS brand user. That's all I need!
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    you have gorgeous hair! the color is awesome!
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV

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