I just did some more samples. I like both the gloss and the Cassia/Henna mixes. Which would cover grays better?
Also, I used apple juice this time instead of lemon juice. Hair seems much less dry but I was wondering if I choose to use tea instead when I do my entire head would the only change be the dye release time? Dye uptake into the hair should be the same...yes? Just thinking that maybe tea would make the hair even a little less dry feeling. I have fairly crispy hair to begin with :)
If I use tea...will the cassia and henna release dye at the same time? I found that today with my apple juice that I had dye release with the henna 1 hour into it. I waited for another hour and decided it was a strong enough dye release in the henna so I did my samples. I'm assuming it will be even faster if I use tea but will it be the same for the cassia? I know it's fairly impossible to test for dye release with cassia so I just hoped that it was ready when the henna was.
Thanks again. Hopefully this will be my last set of samples and I can get going :)
Some people on the LHC forum report better gray coverage when using something acidic for their henna dye release, like water with a splash of lemon juice or some amla or a little citric acid. I'm not sure how tea would compare but my guess is it's a little less acidic than apple juice. I think apple juice would be acidic enough.
I haven't noticed a difference in gray coverage using henna gloss vs cassia/henna mix, but my gray isn't particularly dye resistant so far.