A lot of people use henna as a natural (chemical free) dye. Unfortunately or fortunately for me, my hair is really dark so I do not get even a tint from using (even body quality) henna. Therefore, I get my hair dyed chemically (no bleach) once a year. 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 is not harmful to your hair and it still won’t tint.