I wanted the conditioning benefits I had heard so much about and read about at hennaforhair.com, which is also mehandi.com. So far, my hair feels stronger and detangles much easier than before. I have always used coconut oil and conditioner to detangle before washes, but the sessions seem to go much quicker than before.
With henna, I knew I’d get the benefit of color and that’s been fun to observe. I saw my greys go from copper to orange, and now after my third henna treatment, it appears to have deepened to a orange-reddish tone. It’s not intrusive so I’m cool with it.
For me, shrinkage is real, as I have a very tight and coily hair texture. While I haven’t really noticed any dramatic loosening of my curl pattern, there does appear to be less shrinkage of some styles. I don’t wear wash and go’s, which would have definitely showed a difference in shrinkage, but it is a subtle difference wearing braid-outs and twist-outs.
Have you thought about using henna?
Here are my latest henna results!