- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2018
appleblossom217 : I’ve uses henna for the past, 6 years I LOVE IT. The biggest thing to remember is to ONLY use BAQ henna. The henna you buy from the Indian grocery store might have a lot of additives and dyes you don’t know about them. Some can LITERALLY melt off your hair! I started using henna for my hair because I developed a hair dye allergy.
I only use 100% pure henna that has been tested in a lab. I can lighten my hair with bleach or sun in, but the red tint will always show. I also think you can only do this with a Henna or Cassia Mix. If you mix it with indigo to make brunette or black shades, I don’t know if you can lighten it.
I love my hair with henna. It makes it thicker and shiny and healthy. I CONSTANTLY receive compliments about my hair. It is more work to be sure, but I take hot showers every day and my awesome red never fades. I have very fine hair too, so I try to get max coverage with it to give my hair more volume. My main complain with henna is that I can’t really get a fire engine red, and I definitely can’t do the crazy colors I did in college.
Henna for hair is a great resource! Catherine Cartright Jones wrote her PHD in henna! It has all this scientific and practical guides to henna and they keep adding more.
Here is how my hair looked in my engagement pics 🙂