gray root frustration

Hi, I recently tried the copperberry fruit acid (with 100% Jasmine henna and distilled room temp. water ) on my 50% medium brown 50% gray roots, and I really liked the results.  I got a vibrant (but not orange) coppery medium auburn that blends in super well with the henna job I did on the lengths of my hair.  Hooray.  

First time Indigoer?

ratio of Malluma Kristalovino to Jasmine henna

Hi. My gray roots started getting better coverage soon as I switched from a Henna/Cassia mix to using just the Jasmine Henna alone.   But, my roots were still coming up too light and bright, compared to the rest of my hair, even WITH using Amla as the fruit acid for the roots.  So I tried applying an additional two layers of henna at the root, but that only helped a wee bit.  

how to mix henna so it doesn't oxidize as much (and maybe is a bit redder)

I've been using Rajasthani Twilight henna for years on my medium brown/30% grey hair, and overall I love the results. However, I like it best in the first 1-3 days, before it darkens. It also is a touch too orange for me. I've been mixing with diluted lemon juice -- is there another mixing liquid or fruit acid powder that would get me less darkening and a redder (not purple/rose, not brown) tint?

Edited to add: coppery/red is ok -- I just want a brighter, more intense color that is not orange, rose, or brown. I also want to be sure to cover my greys

Thanks for any help

Henna demise time


henna and protein treatments

Hi, I have a special event on Saturday, so I am planning to touch up my roots with henna tomorrow.  At the same time, I'm also going to put a henna gloss on the rest of my hair, to brighten it up a bit.  Henna has improved the condition of my hair quite a bit!  Especially because I am no longer using heat tools.  But my hair has not yet fully recovered from the onslaught of chemical color/bleach processing it's been through over the past year, before I switched to henna.  So I'd like to do a DIY protein treatment.



Jagua gel

Hi, first post here! I got a jagua design done a week and a half ago, my first jagua experience, and the stain is still nice and dark. Now I'm interested in doing it at my booth as well as henna, any experience with this? The jagua used is the brand inkbox which comes in a gel, but I'm interested in getting the juice and mixing my own gel. I'm so curious if any other artists are adding this to their buisness?!

peroxide giving relief from darkening, have some concerns though

I saved near-black hair from a haircut and soaked in 3% drug store hydrogen peroxide, hair was still strong and flexible after 24 hours so I decided to give it a go. To be honest I couldn't see much difference in the hair swatch at about 48 hours, when it had dried. But at least there didn't seem to be anything to lose by trying it.

cassia plus amla?

Cassia leaves my white (gray) hair bright yellow. Would amla subdue the brassiness the way it does with henna? I am looking for a cool, ashy tone on the white hair.


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