View Poll Results: How has henna affected the texture of your hair?

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  • My hair is Type 1 and became even straighter

    22 5.96%
  • My hair is Type 1 and saw no change

    42 11.38%
  • My hair is Type 1 and became wavier/curlier

    17 4.61%
  • My hair is Type 2 and became less wavy

    85 23.04%
  • My hair is Type 2 and saw no change

    37 10.03%
  • My hair is Type 2 and became wavier/curlier

    9 2.44%
  • My hair is Type 3 or 4 and became less curly

    27 7.32%
  • My hair is type 3 or 4 and saw no change

    13 3.52%
  • My hair is Type 3 or 4 and became more tightly curled

    2 0.54%
  • I'm just here to eat cheese and see what you crazy hennaheads put yourselves through.

    115 31.17%
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Thread: Henna Induced Texture Change?

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    Henna Seeress Nightshade's Avatar
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    Default Henna Induced Texture Change?

    We had a poll like this on the old LHC, and I always found it very fascinating. Now that I know there's even more henna users, I wanted to repost it

    Please pick only one option and explain in detail in the thread

    ETA: How about I answer my own question. I selected Type 2 and became less wavy, because henna was enough to knock me down from a solid 2b to a 2a.
    Last edited by Nightshade; June 4th, 2008 at 01:34 PM.

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    I'm a type 3b/c and henna didn't noticably change my curl pattern at all.
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    It used to hang, and now it hangs, from 1a => 1a

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    I'll vote after my second henna. I've no change so far.

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    As far as being 1a it doesn't get any straighter. But nowdays I got some crazy wavy hairs. Some are even 3a. I'm all over the map. Actually some hairs are strangely kinked and brittle and coarse. The henna has helped straighten my frizz somewhat. These days I'm really worried about by hair actually.
    But overall staighter, which is a God-send for me

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    I'm 3a/b, and have more 3bish days since I began hennaing......but my hair was chemically dyed and damaged, which has a definite straightening effect for me. So, I'm not sure whether the henna enhanced my curls per se, or whether discontinuing chemical dyes did.
    Also, henna did repair some of the damage, which had a curl-enhancing effect.

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    2a and no change. But, it feels like my hair has become coarser.
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    Here's something else that I've noticed... Let's say my hair is up in a bun, and I pet it with the hair...smooth as glass. But when I pet it the wrong way, against the cuticle, it's- rough isn't the right word, but grabby? Does anyone else notice this or am I a mutant?

    I'm not sure if it's just that the "right way" is so smooth that anything else is a lot of contrast, or if my hair was always this way and I just now noticed it and attribute it to henna.

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    I voted no change. However, there has been some small change in my waviness, but I think that's due to cutting out the cones and the hairbrush, and before doing terrible things to my hair I remember the waviness being about what it is right now.

    I also haven't done as many full head hennas as some people. (Probably only two). And there is bleach under my henna, so I wonder if this has had some affect since it took a lot of work to get the henna to go over some of the bleach, and on the ends you can see the blond coming through again.

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    my hair definatly got straighter/less wavy... and the more full head applications i did the les wavy it became... i have decided its time to switch to root only applications.. that way it only costs me a dollar a month to do my henna... where i live i can get 100 grams of henna for a dollar... and its good henna too! it gets my hair just the right color and i only need to leave it on for an hour.. 3 hour dyerelease and an hour on my head
    can i call this classic length

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