View Full Version : how long for henna to oxygenate?
January 9th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Well I hennaered my hair on Friday and it doesnt seem to be deepening in fact it looks just as red! I even straightened my hair to encourage it to darken and nothing. It is quite a nice chestnut colour but my temple hairs and nape hairs which are naturally very blonde have stained Ronald Mc Donald orange, will this darken or should I just put henna on these areas again to cause it to darken,the rest of my colour I like. Its a bit darker than Island Girls which I am really happy about, just dont want Ronald McDonald pumpkin orange on my hairline and nape.
When can I assume my hair colour had fully developed? TIA
January 9th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Hi Jojo - mine took about a week before it fully oxidised and settled into the finished colour, so yours may well deepen yet. It looks lovely - and wonderfully shiny.
January 9th, 2011, 12:01 PM
cheers sooze and oxidised thats the word i couldnt remember before, I dont mind it taking a week as long as it deepens a bit x
January 9th, 2011, 02:48 PM
I heard and on my test strips have seen if you hit it with a flat iron some of the hennas do deepen. Hope this helps :)
January 9th, 2011, 03:02 PM
i tried that yesterday ...........no change for me! will give it a week and then probably re-henna if its still in your face orange. Funny it looks brown on photos cannot get a true colour picture for love nor money!
January 9th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Which one did you use? Do you have very light hair around your face? I did read somewhere that when you henna to start from nape of neck not top of head. I guess that is so henna is left on less top on top. I am worried about my very light blonde hair around my face. That is the only reason I am considering Amla to tone it down but don't want to lose the effect I am going for. :/
If that is your hair it looks beautiful and shiny to me not really orange but can't see the top :)
January 9th, 2011, 11:18 PM
I used to get this exact problem when I was a henna head. In my case, it was due to the pale blonde and white hair on my head! I used to wait it out (took me 3 or 4 days to oxidise) and then I would do the roots only again, only on the orange bits. The second application would get it to the colour I liked only on those lighter bits and make it colour fast and less orange.
Hope it sorts itself out soon :D
January 10th, 2011, 06:35 AM
I have Lush Caca Brun on my head right now, I plan to wash it off once the children are in bed tonight (applied at nap time - Lol!). My question is, how long until I should next wash it after it's clean tonight? Is this time the oxidisation time? What should it be?
January 11th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Good idea for the blonde highlights! I think I may have to do that with mine.
January 11th, 2011, 10:39 AM
With henna it doesn't really fade like box dye - some people who use Lush henna products experience a bit of fade, but to be honest, washing your hair within two to three days after using it shouldn't affect your finished colour. :)
January 11th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Ok my hair has darkened to a rich chestnut as predicted; I love it! the worse bits where my hair line and nape; they went ORANGE due to naturally being very blonde.
I will post some pictures later!
January 11th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Where's the pics? :)
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