I finally took the plunge yesterday and applied half a block of lush caca marron to my hair (after reading about it on here). I am really pleased with the colour and the grey coverage. Should I be using any particular shampoo and conditioner to help maintain the colour?
I was using the tresemme keratin shampoo, conditioner and oil which helps calm the frizzyness of my hair. Should I stick with this or is there something better I could be using for the henna?
Watching with interest, have a bowl of gloop developing as I type ready for inaugural henna application tonight! I am currently using John frieda shampoo and conditioner for red hair (have previously been using copper brown chemical dyes)
Are you sat with cling film wrapped gloop on your head yet cheese? I spent most of last night trying not to move much as it kept dripping but it was so worth it seeing the colour and shine to it today.
I don't like the smell but I love the effect. Must do mine again soon, it is looking a little faded and dry, but it is a palava, my hair is quite long at the moment. It is a permanent colour, but I stick close to my natural colour so regrowth doesn't show. I use silicone free conditioners and low sulphate shampoos as I have curly hair, am not sure if they are best for it or not really, I'm marking my spot to see what others say.
Henna doesn't fade like box dye so you don't need to worry too much about which shampoos. After you've used it a couple of times, the colour has built up and stays that way. I've been henna-ing my hair for years and I use a mix of shampoos and conditioners which are usually sulphate free / for coloured hair.