View Full Version : First time henna, can't decide if I like it!
December 12th, 2010, 02:51 PM
So I am a natural red head, but my hair started fading two years ago (I blame not going out in the sun and Floridas sulphur-laden water, may be unfounded but I blame it anyway, glad to be back in California!) I have grown tired of it being so faded so I finally made the jump and did henna, and am now trying to decide if it was the right jump!
I know it takes a little while to let the hair oxidize and such, it has only been 24 hours since I did it, so I hope it darkening will make me like it a bit more.
This is me before, when my hair was really red:
This is me when it started to fade (sorry about the odd outfit it was at a convention >.> only picture I could find that showed what I meant by fade)
And this is me as of 5 minutes ago:
What do you guys think? I think it looks a tad unnatural... but like I said, it may be just because I've never dyed my hair before and it's so new!
December 12th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I think your colour is beautiful....the lighting is a little low, so it's hard to see..but I bet it looks amazing in full natural light. :)
It usually does take about a week for henna to settle down.
December 12th, 2010, 03:01 PM
I think you look gorgeous and I love the color. With your coloring, it looks very natural to me, and you probably find it unusual because you had never colored your hair before.
It takes about a week for me to oxidize, I hope you become satisfied with the final color.
December 12th, 2010, 03:06 PM
I'd give it a bit of time. I've just done two henna glosses over the last month and it does take a couple days for it to change. Even in the wait-time, the color is fine on you. Much redder than what you're used to so I can see why you posted this, but you are a redhead, so your coloring works just fine with the more intense color.
If you don't care for it, you can try indigo with your next mix (or a gloss), it'll tone it down a bit. I'd read the articles and threads on henna if you haven't already. I was nervous playing with henna, but it really does lovely things for your hair. I think it's worth tweaking to find the right application for you.
December 12th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Yeah unfortunately as it is super cloudy outside natural light is very low, and I don't have much light in my living room as it is.
December 12th, 2010, 03:09 PM
It always looks bright at first attempt . You should have seen mine !!!! woza !!!
It will calm and it will look great on you.
One thing i will point out is what you wish to do future wise because i assume you don't wish to go to cherry colour tones , the darker henna shade. Cassia /henna mixes or glosses should suffice from now onwards if you wish for the natural red head shade or just keeping to roots only ?
I think all pictures look lovely.
I think the richness is likely to be a shock at the moment but it will mellow down over the week.
Took me ages to adapt to my colour and remembering i'm now a red/cherry head
December 12th, 2010, 03:15 PM
It's beautiful! If you want to go towards a lighter red, more like your unfaded natural in the first pic, you might consider going for a cassia/henna blend in the future. Your coloring definitely works with the red, either way. I envy you hennaheads!
December 12th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Agreeing with has already been written but wanted to add, I think your henna results look beautiful (tho the pic is little dark). Also think it's just the intensity of the henna first few days before it fully oxidizes or settles. :)
December 12th, 2010, 03:54 PM
I don't know anything about henna, but I think the color looks really good on you. You should keep it that way. It looks lovely.
December 12th, 2010, 05:31 PM
It looks so pretty and vivid!
I would do only henna glosses if I was a natural redhead. It should keep your haircolor nice and warm without too dark red/brown. Henna glosses are so easy and less time consuming, but they give a nice warm tint and really cood extra condition.
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