Real People, Real Henna: "Paula H."
Paula's naturally blonde hair, after henna
100grams Ancient Sunrise (www.mehandi.com ) henna mixed with a mildly acidic liquid.
I mixed everything together in a plastic container, adding enough mildly acidic liquiduntil it had the consistency of yogurt, covered it with a lid and let it set overnight. I used a cooking basting brush to put the mix in my hair, wrapped my head in plastic wrap, then a towel. I kept the mix on for 2 1/2 hours. It does take some patience to get the henna out, but the results are well worth it! This picture was taken on the 3rd day after I had my henna experience and as you can see the color is a bright copper/orange with golden highlights. It was a little of a shock when I first saw it because I was used to bland blonde and this is va-va-va-voom red! I absolutely love it and my boyfriend does too!
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
Going red with henna: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/739464950