I was born a redhead - auburn, actually. And about 10 years ago, I decided I was not ready to let it go dark brown & grey. I call it "henna-assisted living."
So, I'm sitting here with the goop on my head and it's got another half hour or so to go, and I'm browsing here remembering why I go through all of this. I might be ready to quit it in a year or few, but I have decided that I am willing to be grey or overweight, but NOT both. So I have some work to do before I am ready to let the henna go.
Just chatting. Nothing important.
Hi... I've tried Henna myself a time or two.... didn't get the color i wanted so went back to the "box"...... Just wondering how you prepare and use the henna? I looked online and their suggestion was to mix it with lemon juice and let that sit, covered, over night in a warm place. Then put it on your hair and let that sit for 3-4 hours....... I did make sure I used the body art quality, so I didn't end up with green hair....LOL
Just curious....... Maggie :D
I just follow the package instructions on Light Mountain Henna, Red.
No, I don't use lemon juice.
It has to be hot when you put it on and blow drying is a must to keep hair pores open to absorb color. It stops working when it gets cold. I leave it on for 2 hours.
Here are a couple of links on "how to"
How to Henna Your Hair
[Leave it On Longer for Deeper Color}(http://www.hennaforhair.com/forum/messages/3234.htm…
I use either firey red or dark red depending.
I mis mine with hot water and lemon juice and sometimes some other red herbs and leave it on overnight. It fades over time for me, being really vivid at the start but softening to a copper brown after a month or so.
I am naturally a light borwn/blonde.