Using henna on POROUS processed hair

Hi! I've never tried henna but plan to give it a go after I do some more learning about it.   I'm 52, so my hair's been around the block!   It's just past my shoulders and actually in pretty good condition, but it's always been porous, partly just due to genetics I think, and also due to a lifetime of traditional box color and/or salon visits for chemical colorings.  

Henna + Indigo + Acacia Catechu

Hi henna friends,

I have been a fan of henna for many years- always using 100% henna on my naturally medium brown hair and getting a red ( especially in the sun) deep auburn result which I love but am slightly bored of now. 

I am looking now to get a mid brown result, more in line with my natural hair colour. I don't mind if there is a hint of red. 

I've purchased henna, indigo and something called katha ( or acacia catechu ) from hennaboy in UK. 

Shampoo and Conditioner to use with cassia and henna.

 

Hi

What is the best shampoo and conditioner to use when one has used cassia/henna mix on the hair.

Thank you.

amla not helping to preserve curls

I really miss my naturally curly hair. Henna/indigo/cassia has made it straight as a board and limp and I don't feel like myself. Yes, I use amla every single time and it does not help.

Thinking of switching to straight cassia. Does cassia have the same hair straightening properties.?

Straighter, Oily Hair

Hi Everyone,

Two things:

First, I'm wondering if anyone else has had henna turn their hair greasy? It's always been that way, and when I've gone back to my natural colors, or in the few horrid times I went back to artificial hair colors so I'm certain it is from the henna. I normally mix with water and just a  couple of teaspoons of vinegar, or a splash of lemon.  I'm curious about why this happens and if something can be changed.

Henna in blonde hair

Hello everyone,

I need help to clear some facts.

My hair is natural medium blonde, but I have bleached highlights, and I wanted a red hair similar to Julianne Moore and Sophie Turner, that looked natural.

I wanted to know what tone would it be if I put Henna 100% natural in my hair.

Is it going to be too different the bleached part from the natural part?

And will Henna dye my natural hair without needing to bleach it before?

Thanks

 

 

Where can I buy the darkest henna?

I'm looking to explore new suppliers. Ive been relying on jamaila for years and it seems to be losing its kick for me. Not as deep of a stain that I'd like to see. I'm not sure if its my supplier or the jamaila. Itself. What is everyone using now adays ?
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Help! Quick advice needed...

I use Henna for Gray Hair (medium brunette) from time to time, last time was almost a year ago. I have a lot of new gray to cover up so I ordered a new box. Normally I mix henna with apple juice, wait for dye release, usually four hours or so and then then go ahead and make the indigo mix and apply to hair.

In my new box I found a packet of Malluma Kristalovino powder and new instructions. The new instructions say to combine with henna and distilled water, mix and let sit for 8-12 hours!

Questions re: mixes with beetroot, hibiscus powder, red clay, etc.

My grays are getting too orange for the rest of my hair, which is a deep, gorgeous wine red (Monsoon + Copperberry) with highlights (bleach). Some of my bleach highlights, as well as my grays, have become brassy orange.  I know they will darken with repeated henna applications, and leaving henna on for many hours.  Still, I am curious to know if I could get red tones by mixing beet root, or hibiscus powder, or red clay with my Monsoon so I don't have to use up so much henna.  If not those relatively cheap options, would diprotic acid help add the rose tones (as opposed to orange tones)?

How to adjust my colour from deep reddish brown to ash brown?

I've been using henna for many years now.  I love the deep reds I get from Rajasthani henna.  I used to use it with a bit of indigo but the last half year I have used it on it's own and still got a deep red on my grays.  I've now decided the reddish hair just isn't suiting my face and I want to go back to my natural gray (which is a salt and pepper with dark brown & gray)  Before I do that I want to turn my hair colour as brown as I can get it.  That way it will blend in a little better with my dark brown coming in and I won't have 3 colours in my hair.  I have amla, indigo , & henn

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