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Unfortunately, the only way you can lighten your hair is with chemicals. What can happen is if you use the Light Blonde, it will turn your grays (if you have any!) golden. It can also bring out natural highlights in your hair.
We’re sorry for the late reply, but the answer is no. If mixed for more than 12 hours, the dye breaks down. I would not advise you to use it.December 9, 2013 at 11:51 am in reply to: Coloring gray roots ~ trying to stop w/salon colors but scared bc of "hot roots" #8064
There is no need to be scared!
No, you need to wait 6-8 weeks or else there will be a negative effect with henna. You can just do the roots, but we actually suggest doing your whole head for overall color and conditioning.
For you, I’d suggest doing the Red first, and then pure medium brown, as described below. You may have to do medium brown a few times to get the best color.
Here is our information on covering grays: https://www.morroccomethod.com/education/natural-hair-color/covering-gray-hair
You should never add coffee to the mix. If you want to go darker, leave the henna in your hair longer and do another coat!
Chlorine will make the henna fade faster, if anything. So we suggest to wear a swim cap, wet your hair with water beforehand, and protect with with the Sapphire Volumizer Mist.
Here are two articles on the subject of MM swimmers :)
1. Henna will last 8-12 weeks.
2. Yes! You can apply to roots only, but full coverage will give you awesome conditioning effects.
3. Yes, only a teaspoon. It’s to help loosen the henna and keep moisturized.
We unfortunately cannot comment on how other company’s henna will effect your hair. However, henna generally fades in 6-8 weeks, though what you have done to your hair might be shorter or longer. I do not know what herbs protein treatment is.
Many people are allergic to the chemical compounds found in hair dye. Some commercial hennas contain metallic salts and chemical additives. Our henna is all natural with only Lawsonia inermis, the henna plant. Except for the Marigold, which has Cinnamon plant, Marigold flowers, Cassia Obovata, and Chamomile; and the Black which has Indigo leaf and stalk.
We’ve had very few reactions to henna, and when there were it was usually because of some other ingredient (like the tea they used.)
I would definitely try it out for her!
You need to wait 6-8 weeks after chemical hair dyes. You can wait 24 hours between coats, but the color will full turn out after 72 hours, and you might you don’t need to do another coat.
You can try out the coconut oil as long as it’s extra virgin and organic, since chemicals could interfere with the hair.
Some oils actually prevent henna from sticking/adhering to the hair. You can try it out, but we advise against coconut oil.
Did you wait 6 to 8 weeks after your chemical color before doing henna? Chemicals in your hair sometimes cause henna, colorless or not, to react oddly. You cannot go lighter using henna, unfortunately.September 10, 2013 at 11:35 am in reply to: Henna Mixture to Create Medium Brown with Subtle Red Glow #7195
Okay, this is a tough one and it may require you to play with the henna in order to get the color just right. Since henna is a semi-permanent process this means that it coats the hair follicle without penetrating it. In other words, your original color plays a large part in your final results.
As long as you’ve waited 6-8 weeks then you shouldn’t have a problem applying the henna to your chemically treated hair and there shouldn’t be any weird effects. MM henna is also PURE henna so you don’t need to worry about “hair melting” that comes from chemical hennas.
Onto the color… It is hard to know what to suggest since you have such a mixture of colors and textures in your hair. The gray will be the most difficult to cover, but luckily at only 30% it shouldn’t present too much of an issue. We usually suggest using the lighter color first because with henna it is very easy to go darker but not easy to go lighter. With this in mind I would recommend trying the application without the medium brown. If the color turns out too light of a brown, then you can try the application again using the dark brown. Like I said, I think this will take a little experimenting to get right.
Try mixing in about 10% red into your light brown mixture and apply. This should give you enough red for coverage as well as the light brown color all over. You may find that this is too light (in which case try the medium brown) or not enough coverage. If you’re not experiencing enough coverage you have a couple options: Reapply the brown 2-3 times in order to deepen the color, or use the two-step method that we recommend for more than 40% gray. Start with Red Henna. Follow basic henna directions and leave in hair for 1 hour. Rinse and let your hair dry completely. Apply your chosen Shade of Brown
Please take photos of your transformation as you can WIN full-sized products by sending in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org I hope this helps you!
Do you have any greys? I assume so and this is why you’ve been using the red as well as the light brown. Otherwise there is no need for the red. Just use the light brown and try 2-3 coats to thicken, enrich and deepen the color.
If you are grey then it sounds like you need the two step method:
Start with Red Henna. Follow basic henna directions and leave in hair for 1 hour. Rinse and let your hair dry completely.Then, apply your chosen Shade of Brown