Henna is a popular natural hair dye. A big plus of dyeing with henna is that it not only does not spoil the structure of the hair, but, if used correctly, strengthens them, makes them fuller and stronger. Minus henna - it is so tightly "related" to our hair that it is almost impossible to wash it out of their structure.
If you want to wash off or lighten henna, then remember that the sooner you do this from the moment of staining with this natural dye, the more noticeable the result will be. This is due to the fact that henna is strongly washed out of the hair within two weeks, and then its color pigments seem to "grow together" with our natural pigments and it can be very difficult to wash them out of the hair structure.
You should not repaint henna with chemical dyes, as the result of this staining can be, to put it mildly, unpredictable. Many people believe that henna on the hair can only be dealt with with scissors. There are actually a number of homemade henna lightening methods. It is worth trying to lighten the red color after staining with henna using natural methods. So the curls will remain intact, and the color will gradually go away. Of course, henna will not be completely washed out of the hair structure, but one way or another, you will prepare them for further dyeing.
- Try masks with warm olive or burdock oils. They are good at pulling artificial color pigments out of the hair, restoring the natural color. The heated oil should be evenly distributed over all hair and kept under a warming cap (terry towel) for at least two hours. In order for the color to stretch more intensely, masks should be done at least 3 times a week. - To make the oil mask even more effective, you can apply it together with alcohol. To do this, you will need 70% alcohol, with which oily hair is moistened. - Another option for an oil mask: wash your hair with laundry soap, which also opens the hair scales, after which warm oil is applied again for 2 hours under a warm cap. - Kefir and sour cream slightly muffle the color. These products are applied for 2-3 hours and then washed off with a shampoo for oily hair. For more washout of the color, you can mix kefir with a small amount of yeast. After applying any masks, you can rinse your hair with a weak vinegar solution, which also brightens henna.