Henna Science Experiments

I have a very complicated mix of situations for my first time henna experience. I have to match extensions. I have highlighted hair. I am very fair complected, blue eyes, dirty blonde (light brown hair) with hardly any grey except along hairline. My hair is curly/wavy- like not evenly spiral curls, just randomly curls. I crunch it to style it and never brush it or it frizzes.

Allergic to indigo; need help with henna on grays

First of all thank you all for such a wonderful wealth of information on this site.  It has helped me and my daughter tremendously over the years, though I'm new to henna just this year.  At first I didn't think I would want to go through all the hassle each time to maintain the upkeep, because I'm a seriously low-maintainence person.  But I'm pretty hooked on it now and actually enjoy the whole process.  It's something I do just for me and the effort of it makes me feel like I care about myself

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A Few Questions Please

Hi.  I've been using henna for several years.   My natural hair color was dark auburn brown, and I have over 50 percent white at the roots.  (I went prematurely white so I've been dealing with bits and pieces since my early 20s.) 

I keep my henna on for eight to nine hours.   My hair is to the middle of my back and it's thick.  So I use a lot of henna for a lot of hours.   I'm also migraine prone, so you could imagine the next day or two after that.

Blonde Highlights

Hi Everyone!  

I want to add light blonde highlights to my auburn/red hair.  I've only used Ancient Sunrise, and I've used it for years.  Every highlight product I look at addresses a brown or blonde base, not a red base.  I don't want to make a mistake.  Could you recommend something, please? 

Thank you!!

Ruined?

Hello ~

I recently moved and there were some unforeseen problems during the move, long story short - my henna, amla, and indigo were all in a box for a week + in a vehicle with temperatures ranging from mid-40's to mid-80's - I'm assuming everything is ruined?

Is there any chance it would be ok and it would be worth testing?

Thank you!

aloe vera juice experiment

I decide to do some strand testing with Mehandi henna mixed with aloe vera juice,  since aloe is said to have some pretty amazing hair moisturizing and conditioning benefits.  It is also said to have hair growth benefits because of how it interacts with the scalp's cellular activity.  For those who may be interested in the results of my little experiment, I thought I'd post them here.  

I'm Ready to Give It a Try

I've been reading a lot about henna and indigo but still not sure how to start. I've been dyeing my hair for 20 years it's a med-dark brown and I'm 50 percent grey. It's a month Aug 27th since I've dyed my hair, I got it cut in a pixie to cut off as much dye as I could. Is it to soon to put the henna / indigo on ? I'm afraid to use just henna as I don't want red hair but I don't want it turning black either with to much indigo.My hair is in good shape but it's very fine . I don't want to use chemicals anymore but from what I've read grey roots can be hard to cover with henna.

Advice for a Henna Newbie (recipes)

Hi all! I know this topic probably comes up a lot, but I'm wondering what recipes are the best. What's your favourite for keeping your hair feeling and looking soft and moisturised? And do different ingredients change the hue at all? Currently I have medium-light brown hair, and I'm hoping to go a vibrant red. I don't mind what kind of red as long as it's not carrot top orange, or reddish brown (brownish red/auburn is fine, but I really want any kind of true red, not a brown red mixture).

Change in game plan, need new recipe

So I had a lightbulb moment (two actually) , about why my grayest root areas were  staying so stubbornly orange despite using ashey fruit acids and adequate processing time.  It's partly because the "grayest roots" are right where I happen to part my hair, so they were just more evident there, upon closer inspection they actually aren't all THAT much grayer than the roots elsewhere on my head.  

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