Add 25g of Ancient Sunrise® Copperberry per 100g of henna or cassia, then add distilled water until the paste is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Let the paste rest at room temperature (68-72 degrees Fahrenheit) for 8-12 hours for best dye results. Henna and cassia will dye your hair most
effectively when mixed with an acidic liquid (such as diluted lemon
juice) or a fruit acid powder. Using an acidic
liquid or our fruit acid powders gives the best color results and the
color will not fade or go peculiar. In fact, the color will gradually
deepen and look more natural.
Ancient Sunrise® Copperberry is dried, powdered Acerola berries; these have antioxidants and vitamin C which preserve the golden tones in cassia mixes as well as the red colors in your henna. Your color will be brighter and less likely to darken over time.
Ancient Sunrise© Chapter 6
and Acidic Mixes
about the necessary chemistry of mixing henna and cassia with a
mildly acidic liquid. This chapter discusses several sources of
fruit acids, and how each has a different effect on henna.
Ancient Sunrise© Chapter 7Mixing
and Testing your Henna Mix
Here is information on
the mixing, dye release, formulation, and testing of a wide range of
non-chemical permanent colors from henna, indigo, and cassia. This
chapter includes step-by-step instructions to produce the color you
want for your hair.