3. Thickens: Henna deposits material along the individual cuticle to increase individual shaft thickness. Using henna thickens the hair over time as it's deposits continue to build up on the individual hair strands. The more the deposits, the more the buildup, the thicker the hair. Many use henna to thicken their hair because the results can be seen across the entire shaft of the hair.
4. Smoothens and Shines: With less pores along the hair shaft; as a result of the deposits of material from henna treatments, the hair cuticle becomes smoother and shinier in sunlight as the rays of the sun are able to bounce back perfectly. It does not lock out moisture so one can wash, condition, moisturise and oil hair as usual.
1. Loss of coils and curls: Due to deposits along the cuticle, the individual strands are weighed down and may leave hair straighter. This is known to loosen curl patterns. Less seen in kinky hair though.
2. Interference with chemical relaxing: If a relaxer is applied too soon after a henna treatment, it could result in texlaxing instead of bone straight hair. To avoid this, leave at least 2 weeks between a henna and a relaxer application.
3. Darkening hair colour over time: With multiple applications, the colour of hair darkens over time. Remember, henna does not lighten hair. To avoid this, apply henna to roots only.
4. High cost as compared to some chemical dyes: Pure henna could be considered expensive as compared to some chemical dyes.
There is more you need to know about henna before you try it..RED LIGHTS!!..(not really so red)
I would update this post with pictures later as my internet connectivity is at it's worst today. Stay tuned for more about henna in upcoming posts. I promise I will add pictures of my henna day.............
Will you consider henna treatments on your relaxed or natural hair? Why not?