A lot of people use henna as a natural (chemical free) dye. Unfortunately or fortunately for me, my hair is reallly dark so I do not get even a tint from using (even body quality) henna.
So I get my hair dyed chemically (no bleach) once a year. Unfortunately for me, red dye washes out and bleeds easily. I usually dye my hair in August and by December my dye looks less red and more auburn?
I wanted my color to pop again but it was too soon for another dye job. So I figured I would kill two birds with one stone. Henna my hair for strength and all the other good qualities it has PLUS get a color pop.
So embarked on a journey of overnight henna application.
I won’t bore you with the details of the process but I did a henna gloss à la CurlyNikki.
I must say, I was very disappointed that it didn’t do more for my color. And to make matters worse. When I took my twist down last month, my color looked completely brown and not red at all 😦
So there you have it. Using henna on previously dyed hair, isn’t harmful to your hair and it still wont tint.