I am in love! The experience wasn't bad at all. All of the extra "goodies" I added to my mixture made the henna fairly easy to wash out. I kept my hair in the same 6 sections that I had slept in and slathered on the Henna. Initially, I had planned on keeping the Henna in all day, but the weight of it plus my hair piled on top of my head made my neck sore, so I washed it out after about 4 hours. It took about 20-30 minutes total to completely rinse the sediment from my hair. Once I removed the plastic bags and unwrapped my head, the henna was warm and moist which really aided in the rinsing. I didn't feel any stripping or dryness as I rinsed. I used this as an opportunity to use up a lot of half full conditioners I had sitting around. I ended up doing one lather with NTM poo. I could still feel little bits of sediment in my hair even though the water was running clear and the poo helped with this. I did notice a considerable stretching of my curl pattern. It was somewhat alarming at first even though I knew to expect it.
I DC'd for 6 hours (baggie and wrapped with my Turbie Twist) with :
1 part Queen Helene's Cholesterol
1 part Aussie 3 min Deep
1 T Coconut oil
1T Olive Oil
1T Castor Oil
1/4 cup coconut cream
Here's my hair right before rinsing out the DC
See how loose it is. It looked just like this after rinsing. But never fear, my hair shrunk back up with no problem. Her is my post henna day1 chunky twistout:
And here is post Henna day 3 (after oxidizing). I can see a little color in these pics, but it's not very noticeable at all in person. This is the same twistout from above, but I twisted the front in two rows across the front as a headband for work. Pics are after i took it down.