Does Rainwash continually ighten hair?

Hey all. I used Rainwash today for the first time. It turns out I do not have hard water, which I didn't think I did. However the rw lightened my hair quite a bit! I'm actually very excited about it. 

So question is, if I continue to do rw treatments, will it continue to lighten my hair? Or is it kind of a one time lightening? 


How long does cassia last?

So after dying my hair with hnna for 4 years,  I decided I wanted to grow out my nautral color.   However, my hair is so fine that I'm missing the protecion and thickness henna used to give my hair,  I was thinking about using cassia to add protection to my hair, especially since I'm moving to Austin and I'm worried about the heat frying it.

Experimenting with henna gloss, advice?

Hello all,

I've been experimenting with henna for the past year. My natural hair is dark blond to light brown with some blond and copper highlights occuring naturally (my dad was a carrottop). I have very few greys.

Indigo allergy and Henna for African Hair


On the Henna for Relaxed hair forum someone was advised by a representive to use Henna for African hair as she had an allergy to indigo. Why is this ? I thought Henna for African hair still contained indigo.

Thank you Elaine

Henna over Manic Panic/Special Effects unconventional colors

So I get a wild hair, hehe, sometimes and like to dye my hair Blood Red by Special Effects.  It is a bright red very artificial looking color but it is fun.  Generally I dye my hair with henna and have been for about 5-6 years now.  I just ordered the Henna for Hair Fire kit and am really looking forward to trying it out.  The question I have is will the cassia be enough to lighten the artificial red or should I bleach or strip the color?  Does anyone have any experiences with this or thoughts?  

What can I use instead of Indigo


I have just joined the forum and I am so glad I found it.

I have mid to dark brown hair with approx 15% grey which at the age of 61 I suppose is not too bad but I have got to the point of wanting to disguise the grey.

I really do not want to use the convential hair dyes with all the chemicals so I am looking at henna.

The problem is I do not want to use indigo as years ago when wearing a new pair of jeans my legs came out in a bad rash. I understand that they use a synthetic indigo in clothing but it has made me nervouse about trying indigo on my hair.

Got nice color, what happens if i want to make it more orange?

hi, i just henna my hair because i wanted a ginger/orange color, i softly bleached my hair and i got i nice color but i wanted more brigth and orange but i heard if i dye again it will become redish and darker. Is that true? will i look redhair after the orange i have? any idea on how to make it more close to ginger? Thanks :)

making my gray into blonde highlights

I posted a question & didn't get a lot of response, probably it was too wordy.

My hair is coming in after chemo. After a disatrous attempt at "light brown henna" bought in the store I covered with brown boxed dye (red still showing) I can't patch test with my hair less than 1" long, but I was testing on the "roots," short as they are, underneath the colored brown/red.

I first attempted Cassia alone (with 25g amla) to cover my grays & make them like blonde highlights. Very few grays picked up the gold color. I tried 2 applications, slept in one of them.

What to do when indigo fades?

So I just henna/indigo'd (with amla) for the first time Monday night, and I'm absolutely in love with it. But upon further reading I've learned that indigo can fade from the hair, and what I'm having a hard time understanding is what to do when the indigo fades? Do I do a complete re-application of henna and indigo and amla? or just a single application of indigo? Also what is a henna gloss, and what is it for? I don't like the idea of re-applying the complete procedure because I know layers build up and become darker and I don't want that.

Which Henna??

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while since I've purchased henna as I made a large purchase last go around.  Tonight I went to see about making another large purchase to last me a while and am confused about which henna to purchase?  I have natural black hair with 'semi' resistant grays.  When I henna and I always do a do step henna/indigo...and up until recently had a lot of problems with the indigo sticking.  I also am looking to purchase indigo.  Any help in my decision making will be greatly appreciated!


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