Real People, Real Henna: "Amanda"
Amanda tried a plain henna mix
I left in my hair for about three hours, probably a little more. I wrapped my toweled and plastic wrapped hair in my electric blanket and snuggled in it for a while. Then I washed it out with a little conditioner and shampoo.
I did this alone, but I'd probably get someone to help me in the future. I think I missed a few spots, as the front of my head is much less red than the back. It's a little darker than it appears in the picture, but that's about how red it is.
I'll definitely do this again! My hair feels so soft already!
Notes and References
Don’t have fruit juice on hand? Keep some fruit acid powders in your cupboard.
Mildly acidic liquid: https://www.mehandi.com/Fruit-Acid-for-henna-dye-release-s/299.htm
More info on mildly acidic mixes: https://www.tapdancinglizard.com/henna-and-acidic-mixes/
Henna time and temperature: https://www.tapdancinglizard.com/mixing-and-testing-your-henna-mix pp. 10-13
Going red with henna: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/739464950