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    Default Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    I'm going to be doing my first twostep henna/indigo process soon, woop woop.

    Does henna really thicken the hair? Did anyone go from an ii thickness to something like iii
    After multiple henna-ings? This is something I'm just curious about. Can anyone speak from personal experience?

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    From what i've read, it "plumps up" the hair shaft - meaning thicker feeling strands, and and overall slight increase in density, but no major changes. I haven't had any personal experience here though... good luck!

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    My hair is coarse, like really really coarse and dark. Henna totally made it coarser, but I wouldn't say it was that much. It felt plump and heavier, like right after you wash it and it had tons of volume but it just stays that way.

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    I have only noticed great color and super soft and healthy feeling hair. It also shines like there is no tomorrow. I have only done the henna indigo twice and one gloss with the frozen left over. This is more than enough reason for me to continue doing.

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    When I hennaed my hair a year or so ago, it did seem like it got a (very) little more volume to it, but not as dramatic as what you're describing. But then I have read henna stories where the user did note a fairly dramatic increase in volume.
    Maybe it might vary from hair type to hair type?

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    It plumped up my individual hairs which gave it 0.5 extra in thickness. Ive since removed all mine and the 0.5" has gone and my hair is back to baby fine. So for me yes it did.
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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    Has anyone else had any experience of this with henna, how many applications did it take before you noticed?
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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    I thought it did, untill I grew out my henna, and noticed my hairtype had changed and each hairshafts were naturally thicker (I went from allover F to mixture of F (still slightly thicker than originally), M and even C). If one would make forum searches there are probably some OLD posts from me claiming that henna thickened my hair, but as I said, it actually didn't.

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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    It coats the hair shaft (I have no personal experience) and I am guessing that if you are a person of any hairtype with a lot of hair (density), it may look like more volume while you keep hennaing.
    I know a lot of people do it because it makes fine hair stronger and this it 'grows' (breakage is less)
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    Default Re: Does henna actually thicken the hair?

    Yup, it surely thickened my hair a little ... Just like others said - it coats the hair. It also protects it - much less splits with henna on it than without.
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