This is my first time using henna. I read lots of info and then dared... A friend suggested that leaving the henna on for just 30 minutes might be make it less saturated...
My hair was blonde (colored with Herbiceuticals Naturcolor, which uses peroxide - so a peroxide-bleached blonde) - pretty with many different shades, 20% concealed grey.
Mixed henna (Dulham, 100% bought in an Indian grocery, used about 50 grams) with Realemon juice, left for 1 day out of fridge, 1 day in fridge to release dye. (Friend said that letting it sit longer would make it less intense.)
Other friend (also a newbie) put it on me today - taking 40 minutes to put on. I left it on for another 30 minutes. Then rinsed and showered. Way too Little Orphan Annie or Pippi Longstocking. Arghhh! Not what I had in mind & not flattering to my skin coloring. It is oxidizing a bit, so not quite so horrible, but what can help it?
what effect will it have if I put on more henna (Rajasthan) and leave it on for at least 4 hours? or even longer?
What effect will it have if I put on an indigo/conditioner gloss for 15 minutes?
Any other suggestions? I read somewhere the using red wine or coffee might do something - at least until I shampoo - anybody know?
Thanks so much!!!