I'm scared to try a 50/50 mixture because I don't want my hair to turn out too dark. I will take before and after pics. I ordered enough to do two treatments a week apart maybe. Then if I like it, I will probably do once a month or something maybe. I dunno.LOL. Tell me about it! It went fine. But I forgot how much work it is! I was like, Oh yeah this is why I leave it in overnight. Because I'm too tired to wait and rinse when I'm done.AAAAANNNNNNDDDDDD, how did your henna go? It was so long you are almost a renewed henna virgin!
I was a bit pressed for time when I made my mix, so I didn't get to use the tea . I used ACV. I should have cleared my hair out the day before too. I hadn't detangled in days, so that slowed me down a bit when it came time to apply the henna - lesson learned.
I use some cones too, Oodles, so I clarify before applying henna so that the cones won't block any of the dye. As for rinsing - I rinse with water until most of the henna is out, then I mash VO5 conditioner in and rinse...again and again. I can go through most of the bottle. Sometimes I'll do a light shampoo to be sure it's out. If I have time I deep condition. But sometimes I'll just put in a leave-in conditioner and be done with it.
I 'm happy with the results. I don't have the doll hair effect back yet - that will take a couple more hennas. But the front five or six inches of my hair is deep coppery red, which matches my previously hennaed hair more and just looks richer. Yay!
My boyfriend helped me out by giving me a long overdue trim (I haven't trimmed in almost a year). I took off about an inch and a half all over. My ends look nice and fat now.
If you're so inclined, maybe you could do a test with the 50/50 henna and indigo on a small lock of hair and see how it comes out? I'm not experienced with hendigo, as it's called. In fact, I'll be asking you for advice, because I may hendigo my boyfriend's hair in the near future.
Imma have my bf help me too. He can get the back better, I would think. I don't trust him to trim it though and it's been a year for me too!
So, you put your henna on wet hair right after you clarify? And which conditioner do you use to rinse? Which shampoo do you use when you use it? I'm so nervous about giving up my hendigo virginity this weekend! YAY! I think I'm going to use ACV and maybe a little 100% ginger powder or some spice for smell. Wish me luck!
Watchout world, my dreams and reality are about to mesh!