Help with henna colors?

Ive read a ton of stuff on mix ins, different brands ect to create certain tones but i can never find good before and after examples. Its only so helpful to hear the shades described in words. If i have medium brown hair, can i get this shade or close? Its Kate Winslets hair at its darkest red. Also, ive read conflicting things about how long henna lasts. some say its until you chop the dyed hair off but ive also heard it can fade away completely in 4 to 6 months. Thanks for any help in advance! I'll post before and after pics if i go for it!

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There are a lot of articles here.
You might also want to check out Henna For Hair. There's a bunch of good info there! As far as how long it lasts, I think it may depend on how porous your hair is. For me, the henna does not fade. I dyed my hair with henna months ago and it still hasn't faded. I just touch up my roots as needed. I use rainbow henna and they seem to have the widest selection of henna blends, which in turn produces different colours depending on what your natural hair colour is. Good luck, and I hope you like it as much as I do! :)
Thanks! i was hoping it wasnt permanent, that makes it much scarier! I suppose if i hate it or get tired of it i could put an indigo/henna blend on top and try to get it close to my natural color as it grows out.