Did my henna demise?
I did my test samples today. I did four of them and rinsed one sample per hour for four hours so I could get some idea how long to leave the henna on my hair. Honestly, there isn't much difference between the one that sat in my pocket for one hour and the one that sat for four hours. Is that normal? I got to thinking that maybe the henna demised after the first hour so they all got the same amount of dye no matter how long they sat in the henna.
Last night I used 1 cup of "cranberry blend" juice in a sauce pan. It's 100% cranberry, grape and apple juice mixed (smells great btw.) I simmered that with 2 key limes and 1 Tbsp dried cloves for 1 hour and then strained it and allowed it to cool to room temp. Then I mixed that with my DotM to yogurt consistency, covered it with plastic wrap touching the mix and left it sitting on the counter over night. It was about 70 degrees. When I got up I started my tests using 4 freshly washed hair samples in 4 separate baggies and stuck them in my pockets. Do you think overnight is too long to let the henna sit since the liquid is acidic?