Cranberry juice vs. chamomile for reddest henna that stays red

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zef
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Cranberry juice vs. chamomile for reddest henna that stays red
Hello again! I strayed from henna for a while but am back, and my old technique was to dye release with cold chamomile tea (using Punjabi Prime back then). I did this following mohair tests someone--I think her name might have been Caroline?--did here, showing that in those tests, chamomile tea stayed redder longer, essentially didn't oxidize toward brown as much as acidic mixes.

Now I'm seeing recommendations that people use cranberry juice for the reddest possible henna. Are there hairball tests out there or discussion anyone can point to about this development? I must have missed it in my time away from being a henna obsessive. I would think that with cranberry juice being very acidic it would behave like the old/traditional acidic mixes and not stay the brightest and reddest?


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Actually, cranberry juice can
Actually, cranberry juice can actually help bump the red =]

I wouldn't suggest Chamomile tea.. it can cause headaches =/
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