The lasting power of frozen henna

It's been a number of years since I've been around, but after last night I just had to share.  I'm male but I do like the color I get from henna, plus the incredible dandruff control, so I've been doing it for a number of years.  I used to color my hair twice a year, but older age tends to slow us down.  As a result of less-frequent usage but continuing the buy the same amounts, I started ending up with quite a collection of extra henna packets in the freezer.  I've just been working through my stash for the past years to get caught up again.

Refresh color without darkening?

Hey everyone!

So I henna'd my hair for the first time about 3 weeks ago and I'm already getting the urge to do it again. Every time I washed my hair for the first few weeks afterwards I'd have a lot of henna run off in the water, and I feel like a lot of the red has already faded (I've read that henna sometimes fades after the very first application before it 'sticks', so I'm not sure if that's what happened here). Also I feel like my roots didn't absorb the color as well either so I figured I'd just do my whole head.

confused about fruit acids

Hello, I´ve been using cassia with just a scoop of twilight henna for some years now to cover up my grays. I always use lemon or orange juice for dye release. This mix has worked well for me and it gives my light/medium brown hair a golden, coppery glow and makes the grays look like highlights.

need advice about dark patches and also the fruit powders

Ok, so I've posted at length already, about my "henna journey," so I won't start at the beginning.  Suffice to say that everything was going super well and just as expected, with only some minor snags that I was able (with your help!) to work through.  I achieved my goal of medium copper hair (over chemically dyed/highlighted warm medium brown).  I got there with a Jasmine henna/cassia/amla mix on the lengths, and with essentially the same recipe at the roots and where I'm more gray, except with a tiny bit of indigo added to help reduce the "orange blaze" effect on those lighter areas.

Once defrosted how long does henna mix last.

 

Hi

four months ago I froze a henna, cassia and apple juice mix and have just defrosted it.

How long will it last once defrosted?

I defrosted today and did a skin patch test and want to wait 48 hours to test for a reaction, so will it be O.K. to use on my hair after the 48 hours from defrosting.

Thank you.

Purple hair fix: I have a slight purple tinge to my hair.

I use Chocolate henna and it has started leaving my hair a slight purple shade now.  Is there a fix for this?

question about henna glossing

My daughter wants to try a henna GLOSS.  So, after we let a full strength henna recipe dye release, we plan to mix it with an equal amount of conditioner before appyling it.  We don't use any products with synthetic frangrance, so that rules out cheap drugstore conditioners,  which tend to be heavy on other toxic chemicals as well.  So would it be ok to use our regular orgainic conditioner, even if it contains some hydrolyzed wheat protein?  Would it be ok use just use olive oil or fractionated coconut oil as the "conditioner" portion?  What about just using some organic mayo?  Thanks!

got good results for a henna newbie!

This website has been such a godsend for me on my henna journey!  What a public service for health-oriented women, that it exists!  Thought I'd share my first-time experience with henna, in case it might be helpful to someone.  I also have two questions for you, at the end!

Need a refresher, Please.

Hi there, I have done Henna before but it's been a few years, for some reason a few things aren't coming to me, so I have a few questions.

My plan is to do a test on some brush hairs, however, I can't remember at all how much indigo I used last time. I'm looking for auburn, which is what I am naturally, but I'm much more gray than last time.  I also can't remember which henna I used last time, so I relaize I might need to do a few tests.

Chai Kit

Hi All,

I've been using products from Catherine for about five years.  I initially started bleached blonde, went to henna red, alburn, med brown, dark brown, black then back to red by just jusing henna and it was a really cool ombre effect that blended great.  I wanted to go back to blonde (my original color which is now 30 percent gray).  I did two cassia treatments after rainwash and the color is good.  My hair is starting to get healthier with the cassia.   I took a henna break and went to chemicals.  Didn't like at all what it did to my hair. 

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