Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

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Deeshutin
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Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

     Hi everyone I really need some help. This will be my first time using henna on my 50% gray relaxed hair. I would like to know if I should relax my roots of my hair before I apply the henna, and if I relax first how long should I wait before I apply the henna to my whole head of hair. Should I wait hours or days before applying the henna?

   I have been reading the forums topics looking to see if any one had this question or answer in the many informative topics. I would truly appreciate an answer to my question because my hubbie can't stand looking at my gray roots. I can,t stand using any kind of chemicals any more, I have MCS. I need to do something very soon!

Thanks to anyone out there that can help me.

Deeshutin

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Re: Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

I wish I could give you more info, but what I recall is that it's best to leave a few days to a week in between. Not sure if it matters which one is done first.

Now, this is just speculation based on what I know about perms and henna, but my guess would be you'd want to do the relaxer first because henna strengthens/reinforces the hair so much it might make the relaxer not work as well (because it makes perms not work as well).

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Re: Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

However, if the henna you used is a premixed brand (meaning it came in a color like mahogony or brown and has only one package of powder), then I dont know that I would recommend it. Some brands are okay and should be safe, but others are not and could react VERY badly with the relaxer.

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Re: Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

  Thanks for the prompt replys to my question, I will be using a henna that is not a premixed brand. It is just plain henna powder, that is used to dye the hair or skin. I should not have any problem with it. In fact it is not a name brand at all. 

  I thank the both of you for your answers.

Deeshutin

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Re: Should I henna my hair first or relax the roots first?

That doesnt mean its safe, Deeshutin.

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