Help! I had been using henna and indigo to color my relaxed hair for over one year when I decided to go natural. I continued to use it and even tried some buxus with the henna as my kinky/curly roots grew in for almost 5 months. I was having trouble getting the hair to take evenly - the relaxed portion would get too dark and the natural salt and pepper roots would be too light. I recently cut off all the straightened hair and used henna, buxus and indigo for the first time yesterday on my all natural salt and pepper hair. I mixed it with straight lemon juice ( my natural gray is very resistant), let it sit for 10 hours and left it in my hair overnight. One big problem.....my hair is now hard as a brillo pad and my beautiful curls have shrunk to a tight, kinky afro!
What can I do to get my gray covered without drying out my african hair and altering my curl pattern? What do I do now? How do I soften and loosen the curls? Someone please help!