Mixing Henna's

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frenesi.
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Mixing Henna's

 Just curious, has anyone mixed different types of henna.?   I don't mean indigo or cassa into the mix. 

I mean like Yeman and say Purity.   I was thinking of mixing the two so that the Purity would

cut down alittle on the high dye content of the Yeman.

What do you think ????

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I'm not sure it would work that way. Purity's dye content is 2.3, Yemen's is 2.4. They're both pretty high. I would personally think mixing them would be combining the dye content, not cutting one down. I dont mean you'd end up with a dye content 4.7, but it would be pretty strong I'd think.

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Yeah, they are too close in dye content to make any visible difference, I would think.

Just choose one or the other, and if you want to dilute the dye content, choose a different henna or do a strong gloss.

Mixing in a quantity of paprika would probably dilute it out some, but the paprika would most likely cost more than the henna. (It desn't change the final color, so don;t add it trying to do that--it is just a waste of time...but it does stretch the henna while wasting money ;P)

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Combining a 2.3 dye content henna with a 2.4 dye content henna in equal quantities would give you a 2.35 dye content mix.

Agree with the suggestion to simply make a gloss with any henna that gives more dye than you're after.

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  OK,  well thats out then.   If you use the cassa in say Purity would that cut a little dyeing

  power.    Would you still have to worry about the Cassa and hair going green or is that only

  if you are using it alone.?   I could use one of the hennas with less dye content but do like

 the fact that the Yemen is suppose to cover the gray so well.  

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Cassia does not turn your hair green. It has a yellow dye. The only time it can cause a weird color is if your water is very hard, and then it usually turns black. Indigo can turn your hair green if you bleach it as it has a blue/green/gray dye and it can appear slightly green the first day.

 

A lower dye content henna isnt going to cover your grays very well. If you want to cover them, you will need to use a high dye content henna like Yemen. You can cut it with cassia depending on what color you want, or you can do a gloss which would be cheaper than cassia if you're planning on using very little henna because it would basically be the same thing.

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Okay, I am not arguing or contradicting here, but a gloss of 2 oz. frozen PP in a cup of Tresemme Naturals conditioner covers my grey just fine.  It does't make it as *dark* as the non-grey hair (of which there is less and less all the time), but it is definitely not grey anymore. It looks like streaks of highlights. 

I haven't tried a gloss with the Pakistani that comes in the Fire Bundle, but when I used it with the cassia, it still covered the grey, too. So I am pretty sure that full-strength it would cover the grey.

(Note that with chemical coloring my grey was very stubborn and even if the color "took" it washed off within a week.)

Everyone's hair *is* different, though.  But if you are not aiming for dark auburn, experiment with other hennas besides the high-powered ones, even if you have plenty of grey.

 

 

 

 

 

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"a gloss of 2 oz. frozen PP in a cup of Tresemme Naturals conditioner covers my grey just fine.  It does't make it as *dark* as the non-grey hair (of which there is less and less all the time), but it is definitely not grey anymore. It looks like streaks of highlights. "

I'll second this. My grays aren't dye resistant at all, they'll take color from cassia, a dilute henna gloss, or whatever I throw at them. Not the darkest color, but color, yeah.

My husband's grays were very well covered (with vivid orange) by BAQ2 when we used to do 2-step henna/indigo for black. Maybe when people say things like "Punjabi Prime won't cover gray" they're talking about getting beyond the orange color on first crack?

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"Maybe when people say things like "Punjabi Prime won't cover gray" they're talking about getting beyond the orange color on first crack?"

I think that's true Carrie. For those of us with dark hair, those orange tinted grays can look bazar enough to make you want to stay inside until its resolved!

I also think that everybody has different hair. Some can get gray coverage with much less dye-rich henna than others. It's as much an art as a science!!!

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