Real People, Real Henna: "Paula H."

Paula's naturally blonde hair, after henna

My natural hair color is a strawberry blonde, but have been experimenting with different colors for several years trying to find a color that was me. I was disappointed in over-the-counter hair dyes because they just didn't last and I was also becoming concerned about the effects all those chemicals they contain may have. So during a search I found this site, read other's mixes and results and thought I'd give it a try. The above picture is the result from my recipe:

100grams Ancient Sunrise ( ) 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:
More info on mildly acidic mixes:
Ancient Sunrise henna for hair kits with everything included:

Video How-To
Going red with henna: