View Full Version : Multiple henna layers - roots?
December 28th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Hi there, it's lajsa here worrying about that henna application she never actually seems to get done :D Right now, I'm tempted to do another whole-head application to get a deeper red (the first one was done with henna that I'm not sure was completely BAQ, and it seems to have faded a little...), but this brings me new questions:
- If I do apply a second layer of henna right now, won't my roots be lighter than the rest of the hair, since I've got maybe an inch or so of greyish-brown roots? Does that mean I should do a root application or something OVER the full-head application? Or something?
When I did my first henna application (this is my second one I'm planning here) I did have roots too, but from chemical dye, and those were pretty far down, and the dye wasn't much different from my natural colour.
- Same question, kind of: if I have two layers of henna on my length, is it enough to do just one layer when I need to touch up the roots eventually, or should I do it in some kind of two-layer process to make the colour more even?
Probably pretty newbie questions, but I haven't been hennaing before and I would hate to eff it up, to be blunt :D
December 28th, 2010, 04:09 PM
the roots will be a lighter henna shade but it will graduate down to a darker henna shade.
It's not that noticable and defanly isn't two toned in my eyes because it spreads itself throughout the hair shaft making the not be a definite line of start to virgin.
If you see the roots are more orange to the red which is in the more applicate d hair .
hope this helps
December 28th, 2010, 05:48 PM
It won't be that big of a difference. I've been doing full head hennas probably about six or seven times since I first started and you can't tell the roots from the rest as it grows out.
December 28th, 2010, 07:34 PM
My natural haircolor is signifigantly lighter than the color I achieve with henna, and yeah, you do kind of get an orange halo at your hairline after applying - but only if you wait too long between root jobs. I do mine monthly, or more often if I'm bored, and once the new stuff settles down from its fresh orangey goodness it's not a noticeable difference.
December 28th, 2010, 11:46 PM
I used to hendigo then switched to plain henna and still used hendigo at the roots.
I will be adding a touch of indigo to my henna for root only applications when I apply straight henna to virgin hair shortly, or apparantly celebration henna will match it up anyway, as its so strong.
December 29th, 2010, 10:52 AM
it will hardly be noticeable, but if you are worried, henna the roots first (leave on for at least a few hours) then wait a few days until the colour has settled and then henna the whole thing again and your roots will match the length better. I have been hendigoing for 2 yrs now.
December 29th, 2010, 10:31 PM
You can check my pics. That is always full head BAQ henna. The ends are darker than the last root section, but it looks fine even on grow out now.
December 29th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Why don't you apply the henna to your roots first, wait a couple of hours and then apply it to the length?
December 30th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks a lot for all the answers! They'll come in useful in a while; I just did my first time internet shopping ever and ordered some nice henna. :D
December 31st, 2010, 01:27 PM
My roots are mostly white, so I always have lighter roots than the rest of my hair. What is cool about henna is, no matter how many different shades you have on your hair, it all blends together. Henna keeps in the same red color range but it will just be darker in some places. I had a woman who was walking behind me, tell me all my different shades of red were so pretty. :) Since then I never worry about all the different colors. I just embrace them.
December 31st, 2010, 02:02 PM
To me, the different shades of henna make the color look much more natural. There are very few natural colors (except maybe the extreme ends of the spectrum, platinum white and black) that do not have variances in the color......not all strands will be exactly the same shade on a natural head of hair......
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