Henna has been used since ancient times to alter the hair color and adorn the body. Henna continues to be a very popular option for those looking to change their hair color but henna and Hairprint True Color Restorer do not always work well together.
Before you proceed with Hairprint True Color Restorer it is important to understand what type of henna you used on your hair. There are two types; Compound Henna and Body Art Quality (BAQ) Henna.
Compound Henna powders or creams, often produced outside of the US, contain undisclosed ingredients in addition to Lawsonia Inermis and/or Indigo.
These ingredients may include metallic salts, additional dyes (if an ingredient listed contains a color: Red/Blue/Yellow/Violet/Black these are additional coal tar or chemical dyes), additional plant dyes, lead and PPD.
Metallic Salts can remain in the hair for up to 2 years, and can fade to purple, green or red.
Hairprint True Color Restorer cannot be used on hair that has been treated with Compound Henna and/or Metallic Salts.
Once your hair has grown out and the previously treated length has been trimmed away, you can return to Hairprint Color Restorer for your gray restoration needs!
Body Art Quality Henna (BAQ)
If you are using Body Art Quality henna then you can safely apply Hairprint once the henna has faded. This can take weeks or months depending on the henna used and your hair type.
Body Art Quality Henna consists of Lawsonia Inermis and/or Indigo ingredients only. You can get a certified analysis of ingredients from the manufacture of your henna if you are unsure.
Henna is a mud-like substance that clogs and coats the cuticle of the hair. This coating can cause dryness and damage to the hair over time. If you decide to use Hairprint True Color Restorer it may take at least two treatments before Hairprint fully accesses the cortex of the hair. You may not achieve optimal gray restoration until the henna has dissipated from your hair. You may need more than one application to achieve desired results.
If Lawsonia Inermis henna was used your Hairprint results may be red-toned or brassy.
If Indigo was present in the henna it may cause darkening of the hair where any Indigo remains.
If you are at all concerned about the length of the hair darkening or red tones, feel free to use our Transition Method of Application to protect henna-treated hair.
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