Add 1 teaspoon (4gr.) of Kristalovino per 100g henna or cassia. 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. Use Kristalovino to create a lighter, brighter red henna stain than other fruit acids.Ancient Sunrise® Kristalovino, diprotic acid, is a natural fruit acid found in grapes, apples, and other fruits; Kristalovino is very gentle on skin and hair. Use Kristalovino to keep henna and cassia colors bright and to avoid darkening with oxidization.Henna and cassia will dye your hair most effectively when mixed with an acidic liquid (such as diluted lemon juice) or our fruit acid powders. 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.
The links below connect to chapters of the free e-book
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair,
a book researched and written by Catherine Cartwright-Jones PhD, a
researcher who focused her graduate and doctoral work on henna.
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair
is meant to help people understand how to dye their hair without
chemicals, to protect their own health and the health of the planet they
live on, to correct the misconceptions that have lead to chemical hair
dye industry replacing henna, and to dispel the abundant misinformation
You can download these selected chapters or download the entire book free of charge at http://www.hennaforhair.com/freebooks/
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.
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.