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.



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. 

Bleaching roots as they grow then henna for strawberry blonde advice

Hi all! I have had a forum rummage but thought now would ask for advice. This is for someone else:

Her hair is light mouse brown with a lot of grey that of course doesn't hold dye.  She dyes her hair blonde using L'Oreal or other such. She wants to henna because of it's grey covering talent. On a strand test of 4:1 cassi:henna she gets the perfect colour over her already bleached hair, but how to do the upkeep is the question. Wait for roots, bleach, then henna after a days rest or so? How to avoid horizontal stripes? Any information gratefully received! 

Bleaching over Hendigo to GET crazy colors

I keep readng you can't bleach over indigo as it will turn your hair green but I can't find any photographic evidence! Anyone have pics? Does it go light green or is it still really blackish with a green hue? I am dying to have mermaid hair! I want a turquise/purple/pink thing going on. 


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