When I got my locs installed they told me I should either color right before installation or I would have to wait a year. A year! I thought I could stick it out, I didn't want any chemicals on my hair before installation (at this point henna hadn't even crossed my radar). Back in July I had colored dark brown and within a month my roots were bad.
|Tri-colored hair and I had colored |
right after I took my braids out!
|The colors in my hair aren't nearly |
as pretty as the background.
Last week I contacted my loctitian and didn't exactly beg, but was possibly persuasive enough that she gave me the go-ahead to use henna a week before my re-ti (CAUTION!!!! This is not recommended!!!! My locs are only three months old and all responsibility for anything negative that happens is my own damn impatient fault).
I ordered this kit and set aside half a day (after reading the reviews) to do my hair. It was a good reason to get caught up on Scandal ...
|I know it's time to color|
when I no longer get carded.
And still it's barely red. Oops, I hope Step 2 takes away the rest of it.
|After Step 1 there's a red tinge to my gray. |
I guess I could have left it on a little longer but I didn't want brassy.
|I got carded at the grocery store :)|
I mixed it with coffee instead of water and
that made a huge difference. More brown/black and less red.