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    Default Henna and Oiling

    Hello fellow hennaheads
    So I've been hennaing my hair for about a year now and I read (and experienced) that oiling strips henna from hair. Since I'm not willing to give up either, any ideas on which oils do NOT take henna off ? I also use oils as leave in conditioner
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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    I've never had issues with oil stripping henna from my hair, but I also don't oil immediately after applying henna. I think oil *can* strip henna, but perhaps that's only before oxidation?
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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    Quote Originally Posted by Islandgrrl View Post
    I've never had issues with oil stripping henna from my hair, but I also don't oil immediately after applying henna. I think oil *can* strip henna, but perhaps that's only before oxidation?
    I don't know if it's still okay to oil after oxidation, I'm scared to try lol ! Last time I lost almost all my color using olive/almond oil mix. What oils do you use ?

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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    I've oiled my hennaed hair way after hennaing, right after hennaing, and while hennaing (I like it mixed into the mud). I haven't noticed anything stripping... I do tend to leak orange for a few showers following a henna application, but I think that's partially because I get sick of rinsing before the water runs clear and call it good enough. In any case, I still have tons of henna left on my head.
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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    Quote Originally Posted by Anje View Post
    I've oiled my hennaed hair way after hennaing, right after hennaing, and while hennaing (I like it mixed into the mud). I haven't noticed anything stripping... I do tend to leak orange for a few showers following a henna application, but I think that's partially because I get sick of rinsing before the water runs clear and call it good enough. In any case, I still have tons of henna left on my head.
    I do all of this too and have it bleed orange for a few days because I also get sick of rinsing it out. Lol. I find that rinsing it out with conditioner helps a lot though since henna dries my hair out.

    I use oil right after and on a normal basis and I've never had this problem. I use apricot oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil.
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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    If there was such an easy & simple way to remove henna as oiling, all those who actually want to remove it would use it and have no problems, but no - as you may notice, there are countless threads with people experiencing huge problems in doing just that So no, oils do not strip henna.

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    I've used avocado and coconut oils. I always feel like olive and almond are just too heavy for me.

    I make sure that when I henna, I rinse really well, then I don't mess with it for about a week. I mean, not at all. I never have color loss of any magnitude.

    Quote Originally Posted by RegretsHerCut View Post
    I don't know if it's still okay to oil after oxidation, I'm scared to try lol ! Last time I lost almost all my color using olive/almond oil mix. What oils do you use ?
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    I've got black hair and I've done some henna glosses with coconut milk in the henna mix. I've had no problem with oiling hair afterwards.

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    I do oil much more than ever before and my henna bleeds more then ever. But it does not affect the color at all.

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    Default Re: Henna and Oiling

    I oil with coconut oil, argan oil, or olive oil, and have never experienced henna stripping because of it. Henna does seem to fade to a duller color over time, which is why I'm starting to use plain Cassia obovata to brighten things up every few months or so.
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