Doesn't sound like 100% pure natural henna...or
Posted by Maureen on June 13, 2002 at 14:28:18:
From your response to Lynn's question, it doesn't sound like the
product you got was pure natural henna powder. Pure and natural 100%
henna powder can't make your hair black with the greenish hints.
Some hair dyes can do that. If you put a henna product over your
chemically treated hair, you can get results similar to what you
described. My guess...and this is only a guess based upon your
description...is that you may have gotten a product that had some
henna in it AND some black hair dye or just some black hair dye with
a little bit of henna in it. Unfortunately, some hair colorants are
sold as pure henna even though they have dye added to them.
You don't say if your hair was chemically dyed and/or processed prior
to using the product you used. That information would make it easier
to determine what was in the package your purchased. Also, knowing
what color your hair was originally.
If what you used was a chemical dye being passed off as henna, it
will wear out just as all chemical dyes do over time. If you used
henna over hair that was previously chemically dyed, it won't wear
out over time.
There is process or henna product that I have found that will
successfully remove or lighten black hair and take it to an
acceptible color. Henna will not lighten the color hair that it has
been applied to. And since it is unclear if it was actually henna
that was applied, it would not be wise to use henna on your hair
until you are sure.
IF, you had used a natural henna product to color your hair...there
are products that are henna with a nonchemical color additive to
color the hair...you could then use a 100% pure and natural henna
powder that would create a burgundy/black with burgundy/red
highlights color to hair. That is actually quite beautiful.
BUT, there are too many questions concerning what you used to create
the color you obtained. You should definitely try the harvest hair
test prior to using anything else on your hair.
I would advise against using any chemical products intended to
lighten your hair unless you are 100% sure the product that turned
your hair black was a chemical dye containing no henna at all. Even
then, the chemical products used to lighten hair are very harsh and
create often a strange texture to the hair.
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