I've been lurking there for about 3 weeks, since I discovered this thread, and I finally have enough hair (ahem, gray hair) to henna.
I just ordered samples from the Henna for Hair site to make Dianne's mix
, and I can't wait!
I just washed it all out, and I'm thrilled at the results! My grays are a nice coppery caramel shade - the same shade I tried to get with expensive highlights that ended up bleached blonde.
I used the one sample and added 1/2 as much indigo. I did not have quite enough to really coat the back and sides, so next time I'll just purchase a bigger amount of the Yemeni henna from Mehendi.com. I left the amla alone because I wanted something perkier than the same monotone brown. Funny how super short hair almost begs for color.
We'll see how it looks after it oxidizes, but count me as a henna convert. It took seconds to rinse out using Suave Ocean Breeze bought specifically for henna treatments, then I DT with the remainder of my TJ Triple Treat and honey. I have super soft hair and no more grays, except one I missed at my temple.
How often should you do henna? My hair isn't long enough for glosses right now.