Re: Henna for hair.

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Posted by Maureen on May 18, 2002 at 03:15:48:

In reply to: Henna for hair. posted by Princessa on May 17, 2002 at 21:55:55:

Hi Princessa,

If you are wanting to use a henna product that will take your hair to
black, that is possible. A good henna hair colorant that has been
developed with a combination of henna and a safe black additive
should have no problem covering a reddish or orange color left on
your hair by pure and natural henna and taking it to black. In fact,
I suggest a two step process to people wishing to color hair that is
turning white or hair that is very light. The first step I suggest
is to use a pure natural henna product to darken the hair to a
reddish color. The second step is to then use the black. This is
simply because it is a lot easier for the black colorant to color the
reddish hair color than it is to bring white hair or very light hair
to a pure black color. Some people will even add a third step.
Applying a pure natural henna to the hair again to add burgundy
highlights. This process (without the third step) also works well to
bring hair to a dark brown. The dark brown, however, will sometimes
maintain some reddish highlights that a lot of people say they really

You should not put a black hair dye over your henna'd hair. I will
damage it. Also be careful of some of the products that are
called "henna" for hair that are not so and be careful as well of
henna based hair colorants that dye the hair black unless you know
the color additive is safe for your not PPD or something
else that is suspect.

I have some safe herbal henna hair colorants on my website. You can
look their if you like. Or you can look around to see what else is
available. Just proceed with caution to make sure what you get is
really a henna product with a safe colorant.



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