Light Mountain Henna
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Henna is great for people looking for a nice color as well as a conditioning one as well.
I bought their reddest color they have and it was super awesome! It was bright and rich and my hair was super healthy looking which I've never experienced with a chemical dye and never would because box dyes are super filthy for your hair.
The only reason I give this a B is because the color fades kinda fast and henna is super "earthy" smelling and is hard to tolerate at times. Another thing I would suggest is Vaseline the hell out of your skin because this will stain! Everything! One last thing-read the directions thoroughly as these dyes are really in depth and can be hard to understand.
First of all, the ends of my hair were like a medium brown and the rest was dark brown so i bought medium brown because i wanted my ends to stay the same color but better. After i used the henna my hair was darker, i know that henna doesn't lighten but i thought it was going to stay the same. The reason i say that i love henna is because my hair feels soft, moisturized and just really healthy which is one of the reasons i decided to use henna instead of a regular drugstore hair dye. Henna does get messy but I don't mind. I would definitely purchase it again but not in the same shade maybe I should try neutral.
1) I use a teapot to boil the water I will use. That way, I have extra water set aside if I need it. I start with less water and move up.
2) I use the following mix-ins; olive or coconut oil, and about 2 T. of shampoo (my hair is long), and occasionally a drop or two of essential oil for scent. The shampoo allows the henna to work more thoroughly through my hair.
3) I use a silicone whisk to mix the henna and gently break up any clumps. You want a smooth product, and metal cannot touch henna.
4) I mix in a glass bowl. Again, metal cannot touch henna.
5) I wait for the product to cool a bit before I put it on my hair. I like to give it a few hours if I have time. If not, minutes are okay.
6) I leave it on my head for at least an hour (never less) and up to 3-4 hours if I have time.
7) I cover with the enclosed plastic cap and place a shower cap over that.
8) When I started using henna, I placed the mix in a color applicator with a funnel tip (like you would use for chemical color). It made it easy for me to make sure I got all of the part lines. I don't use this method anymore, but when I started, it made a big difference. You can buy one of these very cheap at Amazon.
9) I use a color brush (wide/flat) to make sure I get my whole hairline. Don't want to miss any spots!
This looks like a lot, but they're just some tips to increase your satisfaction. As others have mentioned, henna has a distinct smell. It sort of smells like mown hay. I'm not a big fan of it, but my husband loves it. It fades within a few hours. The color is like nothing you can get from a chemical product. It does fade, but it does not leave. You must cut it out of your hair, so be sure you want to commit to the color. Since I'm a dedicated redhead, I'm fine with this.
I sometimes use the one with the fox on the front. I sometimes use the one with the parrot on the front. I'm also not scared to mix henna. In other words, I sometimes mix two colors together, and that works out fine. I think the color below was created by mixing two colors. When I recolor, it will blend in nicely.
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