Real People, Real Henna: "Kim"

Kim's gray hair covered with a henna and indigo mix

The mix I used was about 50 grams of henna leftover from a previous henna hair dye, which I had frozen. It was originally mixed with a mildly acidic liquid to make a very think paste, left overnight until I saw dye release, and then thinned with more juice. I simply thawed it this time) and applied it to my hair. After wrapping in plastic wrap and then a towel, I left it on for 4.5 hours.

This is a picture of my gray roots after my second, half henna and half indigo. This is just what I wanted, a cool brownish-red!

On the darker parts of my hair I got a dark auburn / dark ash brown depending on the lighting. On the gray roots I have streaks of a light copper/brown color.

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:
Henna time and temperature: pp. 10-13
Henna color oxidizing ("rusting"): pp.25-29
Chemical hair dye allergy: pp. 18-26

Video How-To
Going red with henna:
How to mix Ancient Sunrise Henna:>
Henna Root Touch Up: