question about henna glossing

My daughter wants to try a henna GLOSS.  So, after we let a full strength henna recipe dye release, we plan to mix it with an equal amount of conditioner before appyling it.  We don't use any products with synthetic frangrance, so that rules out cheap drugstore conditioners,  which tend to be heavy on other toxic chemicals as well.  So would it be ok to use our regular orgainic conditioner, even if it contains some hydrolyzed wheat protein?  Would it be ok use just use olive oil or fractionated coconut oil as the "conditioner" portion?  What about just using some organic mayo?  Thanks!

got good results for a henna newbie!

This website has been such a godsend for me on my henna journey!  What a public service for health-oriented women, that it exists!  Thought I'd share my first-time experience with henna, in case it might be helpful to someone.  I also have two questions for you, at the end!

Need a refresher, Please.

Hi there, I have done Henna before but it's been a few years, for some reason a few things aren't coming to me, so I have a few questions.

My plan is to do a test on some brush hairs, however, I can't remember at all how much indigo I used last time. I'm looking for auburn, which is what I am naturally, but I'm much more gray than last time.  I also can't remember which henna I used last time, so I relaize I might need to do a few tests.

Chai Kit

Hi All,

I've been using products from Catherine for about five years.  I initially started bleached blonde, went to henna red, alburn, med brown, dark brown, black then back to red by just jusing henna and it was a really cool ombre effect that blended great.  I wanted to go back to blonde (my original color which is now 30 percent gray).  I did two cassia treatments after rainwash and the color is good.  My hair is starting to get healthier with the cassia.   I took a henna break and went to chemicals.  Didn't like at all what it did to my hair. 

Bleaching roots as they grow then henna for strawberry blonde advice

Hi all! I have had a forum rummage but thought now would ask for advice. This is for someone else:

Her hair is light mouse brown with a lot of grey that of course doesn't hold dye.  She dyes her hair blonde using L'Oreal or other such. She wants to henna because of it's grey covering talent. On a strand test of 4:1 cassi:henna she gets the perfect colour over her already bleached hair, but how to do the upkeep is the question. Wait for roots, bleach, then henna after a days rest or so? How to avoid horizontal stripes? Any information gratefully received! 

Bleaching over Hendigo to GET crazy colors

I keep readng you can't bleach over indigo as it will turn your hair green but I can't find any photographic evidence! Anyone have pics? Does it go light green or is it still really blackish with a green hue? I am dying to have mermaid hair! I want a turquise/purple/pink thing going on. 

chai kit proportion of Nightfall Rose?

I would like to try the Chai combination. 

My question is about using Nightfall Rose.

Does the quantity in the kit represent the proportion to use in relation to the other plant dyes?

I have henna and indigo and cassia already but would like to try Nightfall Rose and need to know how much to purchase. 

Also, how long does Cassia in an unopened package last, stored in a dark closet?

Swimming in bathing pools and sea.



does swimming in bathing pools which have chlorine in them have an effect on cassia/henned hair,  can sea water effect it also?

Thank you.

Regular Hair Dye after a year of henna

Hello, so I tried to keep doing henna but my gray shows up after a week and the henna process is so long I can't do it anymore ;( I have been using indigo henna from Rainbow and I was wondering if that was safe to go back to regular chemical dye to cover my grey ? 

Thanks in advance !

Will an olive oil treatment strip color from my henna+indigo+amla in my hair?

It's been four days since I dyed my hair with henna, indigo, and amla I mixed as instructed on the tap dancing lizard's pdf for a cool medium brown. I love the color that it's left in my hair, but now I'm looking for a way to add more moisture and relax the fizziness. 


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