02-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
I LOVE this Henna, it is my absolute favorite thus far. Now I have only tried two: Karishma and Nupur.
The Karishma yields pretty, deep reds and I can appreciate that it likely leaves a rich, deeper red sometimes auburnish on dark hair, but since I have some gray, it did not work for me. My dusty, off black hair was just dusty red and the grays were coppery close to orange. I did NOT like.
Nupur however, is more "brown" than the Karishma. I add amla which tones down the red, and my grays are a pretty auburn and my dark hair has a nice rich, darker red/brown color which I like a lot. I don't think you can use it to make your roots black as it is henna and you will get shades of red depending on how much amla you use. I used quite a bit of amla in it this weekend and it darkened my hair nicely with what I call more mellow shades of red, and no orange/coppery grays.
Maybe Kalpi tone or something else might work for you? I know a few ladies have tried that.
Good luck and let us know what works for you.
4A, extremely fine, delicate and porous
Shampoo - Suave Naturals (only as needed)
Co-Wash - V05, Suave
DT - AO: WC, GPB, Swimmers, Blue Green Algae, HSR
Leave In - Giovanni 50/50
Moisturizer - conditioner, glycerin, H20, oils
Styler - not sure yet how or why? maybe Aussie Moist?
Ayurveda Staples - Amla, Brahmi, Nupur Henna