View Full Version : Used a Treatment with henna in it and....
December 5th, 2010, 09:11 PM
My curls are very limp and my hair is really frizzy. I had always wondered why I never used henna after my first time using it back in August of last year, but now I know why. Can anyone please tell me what to use on my hair so that my curls spring back? My hair was doing so well before I put the treatment in my hair. Now it's just a mess. Please help?
December 5th, 2010, 09:15 PM
What exactly did you use?
It's my understanding that will go away in a couple days.
December 5th, 2010, 09:15 PM
What was the treatment ingredients??
December 5th, 2010, 09:45 PM
please tell us more about what happened... and until then, I would do a deep moisturizing treatment. be gentle with the hair after henna, it can take a few days for the cuticle to get back to normal.
good luck :flower:
December 5th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Correct me if I'm getting this wrong, but you hennaed and it relaxed your curl? Or did you purchase a conditioning treatment that contained henna?
Do you have any amla oil? That may help after shampooing and conditioning. Henna leaves a temporary resin that relaxes the curl pattern somewhat. Many curly girls add amla powder in with their henna. To combat dryness, I oil an hour and up to over night with something like coconut oil. It doesn't mess with the dye uptake, either.
Clarifying and a deep conditioning wouldn't hurt now.
December 5th, 2010, 10:19 PM
It's called Beautiful Hair Treatment- Dark. I got it from http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Beautiful-Hair-Dark
It contains henna, nettle, horsetail, and oatstraw. I was thinking about doing a amla/ bhringraj treatment tonight. Maybe that would help?
December 5th, 2010, 11:26 PM
December 6th, 2010, 12:31 AM
It seems like you got a protein overload with the horsetail. Personally, I would clarify and follow with an SMT containing amla paste in it to bring encourage the curl and moisturise...(yes, you'll need lots of moisture at this point.)
Did you follow that recipe they recommend?? If you did, that's a lot of acid; enough to be drying.
December 6th, 2010, 09:27 AM
i also think it could be the protein.
good luck !
December 6th, 2010, 10:06 AM
I follow up my henna with some sort of SMT (I have several versions, not just the "official" SMT recipe). My curls are always at their curliest and most uniform pattern right after henna, and I think it's due to the moisture from the SMT.
December 6th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Henna might flatten curls a bit, specially the 1st few days after. It can also be drying. I would give it a few days to oxidize and then do something to moisturize. You can mix your henna with a little oil or conditioner to help mitigate the dryness that can sometimes occur. I've mixed olive oil, coconut oil and/or conditioner in with my henna without any problems.
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