Real People, Real Henna: "Ata"
Ata's two-step black hair
I wanted to get a black color. So since I have boyish style short hair I used 75 grams of Ancient Sunrise henna, mixed with a mildy acidic liquid. I just waited 3 three hours then I slobbered it all over. I then kept it on for 1 1/2 hours. During that time I would use the blow dryer to speed up the process, and washed with shampoo. Immediately after I mixed 100 grams of Indigo from Ancient Sunrise. GOOD STUFF !!!. I repeated the same like henna. But I rushed from the kitchen to the bathroom then quickly added the indigo paste. I waited 1 1/2 hours, then rinsed out the indigo.
Wallah- my first henna treatment. My hair is now shiny, glossy and beautiful. It has a brownish-blackish-subtle red look. Love it!
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/
Ancient Sunrise henna for hair kits with everything included: https://www.mehandi.com/Mehandi-com-Ancient-Sunrise-Henna-for-Hair-Kits-s/124.htm
Henna time and temperature: https://www.tapdancinglizard.com/mixing-and-testing-your-henna-mix pp. 10-13
How to mix Ancient Sunrise Henna: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/770522457