henna haircolor on conventionally dyed hair?

Discussion in 'Body Care' started by sugreeee, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. sugreeee

    sugreeee Member

    i wanna make the switch to henna haircolor, or at least something a little less toxic than the conventional. has anyone made the switch with already dyed hair? is there anything i have to do to make sure the new color will come out right, etc? thanks! ~namaste~
  2. TokerMama07

    TokerMama07 Member

    I haven't done it. But from what I have been told and what I have seen in my school's salon. When you are coloring your hair with henna dye if you are going a lighter shade there is a good chance your hair is going to come out a orange color.
    The only dyes that have lots of toxic in them are the ones you buy at like your local store. The ones in the salon even tho it cost more are much better for your hair.
    I just wanted to let you know about the henna dye because my friend had a client that came in last week and her hair was bright orange and she worked on the girl for 3 hours
  3. stazzy04

    stazzy04 Member

    I've been wondering the same things and had actually looked up some brands online.

    I did however find Herbitant and Naturtint that are non-henna permanent dyes. Maybe look into those? If & when you try something, make sure to let me know how it goes!
  4. SpaceChive

    SpaceChive Member

    I dyed my dyed hair with henna! I dyed it blonde and then henna red, but before you run to the stores mind you, wait six weeks between the dyes, because your hair can turn orangy green.
    My hair came out a very natural orange red. But I waited a few weeks after the blonde dye.
  5. Fajardo

    Fajardo Banned

    Try to use Wella. It is a good hear dye..
  6. phoenixsun

    phoenixsun Member

    the darker your hair is now, the darker the henna will be. blonde hair turns a very coppery red, almost like naturally red hair with standard red henna, with dark red henna it's a deeper, less orangey red

    my hair is medium brown and using dark red henna i get the exact deep dark red i always wanted :)

    definately wait at least 6 weeks since dying with any other kind of hair colour before doing henna, 8 to 12 weeks is safest because what spacechive said about it possibly turning orangey green is true

    good luck :) i love my hennaed hair and have never looked back but i was nervous taking the first plunge!
  7. weaselpop

    weaselpop Member

    If that's you in your sig, I reckon you would look very cool with henna-ed hair.
  8. Sunburst

    Sunburst Fairy


    ^here's an interesting link that points out that genuine henna does NOT turn your hair green!

    "Check the ingredient list; if the packet contains anything other than Lawsonia inermis, you do not have pure henna! "Compound henna", a mixture of henna and other herbal or artificial ingredients, has been linked to unfortunate chemical reactions with dyed hair due to the presence of metallic salts. Real henna cannot cause green hair; compound henna can. The best-quality, purest henna for dyeing hair is body-art quality henna, usually sold for mehndi."

    Good to know :O

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