Henna for Hair: Dying My Hair from Brown to Auburn


0:04 – before and after pictures

0:37 – intro and what you’ll need to dye your hair

03:25 – doing the strand tests

07:03 – finished strand test and mixing the of henna

08:56 – the next day. pre-application preparations

09:38 – henna application

11:22 – finished hair after application; products used to rinse out and style

14:40 – my opinions on the results

Blog post:

2 Month Update/All About Henna:

I bought my henna and amla from mehandi.com (west coast based):
Body Art Quality Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit: Red

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Recipe I used:
300g henna
100g amla
~4-5 cups of very diluted lemon juice

I mixed this up, let it sit overnight, added more water, and then applied the henna to my hair. I left it in for about 3 1/2 hours, before rinsing it out.

I probably could have used half or less of the amount of dye powder I bought. I am going to freeze the rest of the henna. And we did Nishita’s hair later that week. 🙂 I guestimate that I could have mixed 150g of henna and 50g of amla. That would be better for waist length hair with layers. All the estimates online told me to mix 500g though, which would have been wayyy too much.

Shower products:
Suave naturals coconut conditioner (to scrub the scalp)
Shea Moisture Thickening Shampoo (for adding cleansing)
GVP Matrix Biolage conditioning balm – I should have skipped this and gone straight to a deep treatment
Curl Junkie Banana Hibiscus Deep Treatment – this took away the dry, tangled feel of my hair
Tangle Teezer Brush

Kinky curly knot today leave in
Curly hair solutions curl keeper
Aussie instant freeze gel

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