It can be done. I'm not sure if we have a tutorial floating round the forum... there was definitely one on the old site, but it's a long time and pre-dreads since I henna'd mine. I can't remember how conditioning henna is as that would be the main issue.
I've used henna on mine (albeit at 2 years ish) with no real negative effects - it just lasts forever. I'm assuming you know the ins and outs of henna, but doing it will mean never using bleach or other dyes on it for the considerable future.
It can be slightly conditioning, but is healthy for your hair. Took hours to rinse it all out afterwards though >.<
Sjoe two years are a bit long to wait! But I'm almost certain I henna'd my previous locs, just can't member the experience though...will most probs give it a go around six months in, I'm so sick and tired of other hair dye!
Geweldig mooie dreadlocks!! They're going to be more awesome everyday. I've been dieing my hair with henna for more than 3 years now. Even before my dreads. Dyeing your dreads isn't that more difficult than without dreads. Just make sure to only dye the outside of your dreadlocks and not through and through. I let the henna set for more than 4 hours and when I wash it out I soak my hair in a bucket till the dye is out. Henna is so strong that it won't come out with a small soak. Anyway you don't have to dye your hair, you have a beautiful hair colour of your own.
Eveline • 29 • art • plant-based • dreads born on 03/08/2014
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chesh: Hey rye, under the "Dreadlock FAQ" >>> "The Basics" there is information on washing on the bottom. In my experience so far it has been best to wash my dreads when they get itchy and use a dry shampoo to help with the oils that are produced naturally.
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rye: hi.. newbie on locks. I have 2 weeks locks but its not extension , just want to ask if it ok to do bath everyday and shampoo my dreads everyday
Apr 26, 2017 19:51:27 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey. It differs on hair type but generally speaking, you can lose up to between 25-50% of the length. Most people will be around the 25%-35% mark, ish.
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