thank you so much, I also have recently purchased natural henna for your same reason. While it is “brown”. You will probably have an overall henna glow, which may show up as orange shimmer in sunlight or bright lighting. Just Jaivik 100% Organic USDA Certified Henna Powder (Lawsonia Inermis) For Hair Certified by OneCert Asia for USDA Organic Standard 227 Gms / 0.5 LB/ 8 Oz , 100% Natural , No chemical or additive. But depending on how RED you want, you choose the other undertone (brown, black, etc.). Henna is predominantly grown in india, so I tend to buy direct from indian sellers, as it’s cheaper & the henna is fresher too. I love henna. This next link (which is also linked in the above faq) explains how henna dyes hair from a chemistry perspective, including why it is hard to remove from hair. How do they turn out? When researching for gray a few years ago, I found a website that sold mixes that have two parts, henna powder for the red, that you mix with indigo powder, which makes your hair darker and black if used alone. For the tl;dr crowd: henna is a plant and only coats the hair in a red/orange color that is best visible on hair that is already light. So I used it again, Light Mountain brand both times as that was the one everyone suggested as being the best. Check with them. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. The first time I used henna, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Ok, the Henna for Hair link has been posted a few times in the comments section and I’m reposting it here in the hopes that this will be at the top, thus available to people who don’t want to dig through all the comments. It’s not messy at all. I have about 40 % gray which I never knew until I stopped coloring it in 2/13 and wow-I look completely different. The best type of henna for covering your great hair coverage is “black henna” which in India, is popularly known as ‘black mehendi’. I highly recommend working the henna through your hair in the bathroom– ideally standing in a dry shower, so you can rinse away any mess when you’re done. You’ll see that henna and indigo on grey hair on a black hair colour achieves 100% coverage. The acid is what pulls the color out, using water only will limit the amount of color by a lot. You can freeze the leftover mix to hit the gray hairline, but only the henna part will dye with it. Hope this helps. I have dark brown hair-well, that’s my original color and I want to use henna. Jul 10, 2020 - Explore Chechelo | Natural Beauty's board "Henna hair", followed by 752 people on Pinterest. Condition if needed, & style as normal. I think it would be nice to live in a culture where we simply loved our natural selves more and did not have to live up to so many image of beauty that are made up colored over etc. Do you think this idea will work or am I’m going to need to experiment? It is as simply as the fact that you didnt use the REAL henna… Nikki, Wanting an Auburn look. Wrap hair in vast swathes of clingfilm, to keep the mixture warm & moist (& therefore active) as well as reduce mess. Another possible reason lies with underlying tones in the dye. The color is always brightest the first day and then it settles a bit darker. To dye your hair with henna, you’ll need a package of powdered henna, some warm water, a plastic hair cap, and a dye brush. Henna dyes the hair red and indigo dyes the hair blue so when applied together, they dye the hair black. lush henna is real hena with other natural materials. But truthfully henna is not easy to use and if you are sensitive it has a strong smell. HAVE DARKER. Henna is very hard to lift out of your hair later! Henna is a commitment, and the color results depend on the color of your hair. I had both hi-lights and chemical dye in my hair and the colour came out as a lovely orangey red. Hi, If you want to henna your hair but think you will want to use a chemical dye after a few months, read that blog post so you know what you’re getting into. There is only one component of henna that dyes hair--it is a red-orange color. PS: keep the henna minimally 6 hours to overnight for better penetration. Your hair looks pretty, by the way :-). I had light to medium brown hair and used chestnut brown henna to color my hair and roots, and my hair color is now very very black. I have been contimplating on trying it and now I can make a better choice! It’s fun to experiment with tinting henna your self- you can add strong coffee or black tea to make it more brown, for instance, or mix it with cassia for strawberry blonde, if your hair is light enough- but you can’t go wrong if you start with powdered henna leaf. In my experience, my natural hair color grew back just fine, but the hair I dyed with Henna was very hard to change– it’s pretty permanent! Surya is just artificial dyes, the same as any other regular commercial hair dye. Using Henna requires a bit of a commitment because it would take months until it is safe to use regular dye on your hair again. Yeah, unfortunately…not the best thing when you are trying to be all healthy and natural and green but hey….we are not perfect :-). I reckon henna is a safe way to put some red in my hair even if it’s only for when the sun shines. Henna is safe with dyes as long as it is 100% natural henna. I emailed their customer service in the afternoon, and they replied the next morning with answers and suggestions based on my natural hair color (light brown/dishwater blonde). Plant dye hair strand tests. We do little more than measure and package. I am not saying where it was from because these other people brand naming just sound like advertorials to me!! I used Ancient Sunrise Auburn. Anyways, my problem is that the health food store ware I had always ordered it from, was not able to get it for quite along time, so unfortunatly I tried a chemical brand.later on I wanted to go back to my henna, and when I did, my hair turned a dark greenish black color! If you’re going for more of a brown, you might see a mix of henna and indigo. You are great for printing these tips for folks! How to tell if it is real henna. My hair color is dark brown and I love it. In my experience, it is permanent. I can suggest you ladies to give Jamila henna a try, it is 100% PURE HENNA. According to, mixing oil into, or applying it before henna will cause a coating that prevents the dye from being absorbed…”like greasing a pan,” they say. Try just for redheads . Lastly—a tub of rainbow is only $8! If you use a color that is more than two shades darker than what you had, you run the risk of any neutral or ash based brown turning hair green. Bev- You really have some great experience! Thanks to anyone who can fill me in. When I contacted them they told me to be patient but that I should first add a layer of the natural red henna to the base to help it to attach to my hair. So what results might I achieve? I’ve now no choice but to go back to highstreet dyes. I wonder now where I can get that original product, or just buy the plain henna powder. Some will apply the henna and send you home for processing — that makes sense. Also if you want to lift henna with little to no damage you could either use honey lightening treatments (natural RAW honey diluted with distilled water – 1 part honey to 4 parts distilled water) with repeated applications. (Although reading some of these posts I am not sure I did anything wrong)I waited like 4 months to re henna my hair but I ended up with a job interview and my hair was crazy different colors from growth and fading obviously so I went to the store and got me 2 boxes of good old brown permanent dye….Well I did my hair and it turned green in spots below the new growth. That pure henna EVENS your hair, gives your hair strength, AND YOU CAN USE CHEMICAL DYES AFTER!!! After years of chemical dyes that dried my hair and absorbed chemicals into my scalp, I switched to LUSH henna a year ago. The first time, i used too much liquid and the henna ran all over place – all over me and the floor and everywhere. My hair is healthy and I have strong roots because I only use Henna for my hair. You can leave it on as long as you like and it won’t go badly wrong, like what happened to me when I tried another brand that required a strand test. The hi-lights are a slightly lighter red than the darker coloured parts which are a darker red. Combine the henna powder and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Keep the henna on Ur hair for half an hour then shampoo off. I found that using a barrier cream (I used sudocream as it was what I had handy!) I, too, am a medium brown with a lot of grey. I recently tried their products. 100% Pure & Natural Henna Powder for Hair Dye/Color 200 Grams - The Henna Guys That was the Nestle Henna, loved it. Henna is perfect if you are trying to achieve a shade of red, brown or black; it will not lighten the hair. Please read my disclosure and privacy policy. Lush’s instructions say that if you wrap it in plastic wrap, it will make the red more prominent. Looking for the best results. I add a little vinegar and lemon juice to the mix, leave it on for about an hour ( my natural hair is a dirty blond) and get a great, natural looking red. In my experience, if you have roots or highlights when you start the process, you’ll still have roots or highlights when you’re finished. IMPORTANT TIP – PLZ DO NOT FORGET TO PUT ON A SHOWER CAP OR PLASTIC BAG COZ IF U DON’T then The henna will dry on Ur hair which will lead t o hair breakage on washing off, in other words Hairfall. Can that be achieved combining more indigo, to tame down red? I am VERY happy, but did make a point of using 100% natural henna. If you buy henna intended for dying, it WILL color your hair, but neutral henna will not give your hair color. Just awful. I think it helps that the chemical color was not all that different from my natural color. People who didn’t know me or my original color would tell me how beautiful the color was and to NEVER MESS WITH NATURE. Worry not, Henna hair guys have finally started offering Jet Black henna hair dye. If you dig around the site, you can find links to her paper. Chris, Trying to get a darker more cinnamon auburn color. what henna are u using and how dark is your hair? If you’re considering using henna hair dye as an all-natural alternative to traditional hair dye you’d use in a professional salon, there are a few things you should before getting started. THANK YOU so much for any advice/help! (But better than the box mixes that fade from gray much faster.) Lets start: Many people do fine with henna but keep in mind you can develop severe allergies to it also even if that has never occurred with you bf. Lots of different factors that determine that from the type of henna, location it’s farmed from, lawsone content of it, amount of time left on, if dye release was done before applying, etc. (If hair is very dry/fragile, be conservative here, try using the apple cider vinegar mixed 1:1 with water for this stage.) Please help me. so yea, if you could send pictures or perfectly describe the colour it will appear, that would be great! Also coconut oil or olive oil. I hate that brand for their LYING. The red henna dye is contained within the leaves of the plant. I buy it the same way as recently as four years ago in san francisco at a little natural products store on Valencia st between 23rd and 22nd. Well, I have grey and black hair (well, very dark which is streaked with grey – more grey by the month), and I am itching to try Henna. Since then i’ve been replacing the water with 1/2 chamomile tea and lemons i squeeze on the spot. Oh, but coconut oil is so wonderful for your scalp. Harvest moon definitely does not have metallic salts in it. The henna is just more complicated and messy than I would have liked. They don’t make it anymore. It’s a bit messy, but worth it. The following advice comes from 20yrs using/ experimenting with henna as a dye. I used henna in the past and decided to try it again, the first time my hair and scalp felt Gritty. Sadly, you’ve been duped by the Surya deceptive packaging. It didn’t fade, and it’s very difficult to cover with other hair dyes until it grows out. Henna is amazing, dont listen to the above chic lol the package of henna by Lush says 2 to 4 hours leave it on your head, I almost died from chemical hair dye 3 months ago and LUSHs henna is easy and I am astonished at the results and I have been dying my hair for 25 years! Some brands of henna dye have metallic salts added to it, and as a result, you cannot use chemical hair dyes over them. Hello there ladies! do i have to bleach before applying the henna? Before we talk about henna for grey afro hair / henna for grey african american hair, let's get some information regarding henna. I use around 250g powder for full head. I find that the henna red is permanent and grows out with a reddish line. Now I just use cassia and henna (no more Indigo) but it’s too red lol so now I’m raising the ratio of more cassia than henna to hopefully have my white hair more blonde than red. ive used several times and have loved it…have you used this brand? The only drawbacks I find are: – The dying takes some planning since you have to mix the henna with some lemon juice the night before (I set it in my slow cooker on for a bit to keep it warm.) Mine is an auburn shade. he reason you dont want to die after henna is that it can burn your hair. I think it’s funny that the color is called “Caca Marron”, which, as you may already know, is Spanish for “sh*t brown”… . Thanks. The grey has come out as highlights and it looks natural, with a tinge of auburn. and does it cover gray? Will Henna dye give me a color that can be seen on top of my natural ashy brown color? My experience is with Rainbow Henna and the Surya mix that someone mentioned. They don’t all do it however I have found 2 full service Indian salons nearby that will apply hair henna for $30 a shot – cheap since i have to cover new growth every month. A few times, I’ve even applied henna to hair after using silicones and still got great colour. Henna is just one ingredient of many. For decades, women from North Africa, India and the Middle East have used henna to stain their hair, skin and nails. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But black henna often contains PPD at high levels, to give a dark colour quickly. I have found that I get the best stain with Jamila’s super sift. If you used pure henna, relaxing your hair shouldn’t be a problem. Is there anything I can do to lighten it up again without going to the hair solon to add highlights? Then they pop on saran wrap and I walk out with a wide brimmed hat on. Can I use Henna on my hair that has been colored treated with a semi-permanent? Hi! It was cheap, came in just the one color, and I would take it home, grind up some CLOVES in my coffee mill, and add it to the henna powder to protect against brassiness. But, unfortunatelly, I can’t find this product here. I’m committing to henna because I hope to experience the following benefits I’ve read about: 1. You can add some drops of essential oil if desired,but I personally don’t mind the smell of it as-is. I rub it around my forehead, ears, and neck. And the same with the henna I’ve gotten…….speaking of, I need to mix up a batch so I can dye my hair soon………. I use gloves and black towels and I have a removable shower head for rinsing it out. Getting ready to do another order and go back to using henna/indigo on my hair after a break and trying to experiment with something else(and failed lol). Thank you….❤, I have just dyed my hair using completely natural henna. Is the Glory Brand 100% natural henna? This henna hair color from Indus Valley is awesome. Does Henna Hair Dye (Coloring) Eventually Fade? I’ve been using Rainbow brand henna for a long time and love the results. Lush henna is not real henna (and neither that recently cropped) it is mixed with plenty of other things. Also, a word can mean the same thing in more than one language :)). No idea how old these comments are, but OMG no…the post closer to the top, read the link on FAQ about henna. In India we use it as a hair dye only in summers to protect hair from sunburn. How long do you have to wait to start dying your hair with permenant dye. Thanks for any information you can give me. GETTING AWAY FROM SEMI-PERM DYE. 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