Overall, in line with what I’ve read, I’ve noticed less hair shedding. The color is even and natural. My hair is thicker, too. The only downside to this experience has been the faintly lingering odor of henna which is a bit like hay. Even shampoos and conditioners that have a strong perfume are neutralized. My hair doesn’t stink, per se, but it doesn’t retain that clean ‘just washed’ smell. When I think about how healthy I’m keeping my hair, and that I’m chemical free, I’m happy with my decision to go henna. In three weeks I’ll post another update on my opinion of retention of color.