Ancient Sunrise® Fruit Acid Powders Henna and cassia will dye your hair most effectively when mixed with an acidic liquid. The acidic liquid keeps the hydrogen atoms intact on the corners of the quinone molecules so the color (lawsone or crysophanic acid) can bind to the keratin in your hair. If these molecules are bound to your hair, the color will not fade or go peculiar. In fact, the color will gradually deepen and look more natural. Dilute lemon juice, orange juice, apple juice, and cranberry juice are all great for mixing.
If you don't have fresh fruit juice handy .... use one of the Ancient Sunrise® fruit acids below! All of the Ancient Sunrise® acids can be kept indefinitely, ready to use. There is no need to scrounge around in your house or run to the store for juice to mix with your henna.
Each one has slightly different characteristics so you can choose the one that will give you the results you want.