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Friday, March 11, 2011



I don't have dark hair (light brown), but I have used henna in the past with some pretty dramatic results. I submit for your consideration this link: http://www.hennaforhair.com/ which contains everything you would ever want to know about henna and more. You can also buy your henna from this site, which I highly recommend. They have different formulas they recommend for different hair types/ colors. There's also tons of recipes for tweaking the color a little bit (more copper, more cherry coke, more subtle, etc.). The only thing you must remember about henna is that IT CANNOT BE BLEACHED OUT. Also, a perm will not take if you do it over henna. I believe you can go darker over the top of henna, but not lighter. My stylist tried to bleach it out of my hair when I wanted to change colors and it turned the brightest, most ridiculous orange you've ever seen. Lol, have fun!


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Fanny Pinkleton

In my experience the only way to go true red or auburn if you are a brunette is to bleach the hell out of it and place a dye on top. The best reds I have ever achieved have been with henna on top of bleach and possibly a few layers of crazy color to keep on adding depth and to blend in the regrowth. If you have dark hair then the regrowth will certainly look a lot more attractive. IMO the worst color to dye red is a kind of mousy brown which doesn't have a nice regrowth. It's true that henna can't be bleached out but that is why I would use tints of a darker red to cover out the regrowth until the henna has grown out and then and then...okay. Am just remembering what a nightmare red hair is. Unless one has it naturally of course!


I too naturally have dark brown hair; I have been using the henna available from Lush with great success. I usually mix two shades because I prefer a more auburn tone, but the Rouge shade alone gives a vibrant red.

Kathy Zadrozny

Thanks for this info. Ive been looking at the Lush hennas, but was a little weary about the brand and wasnt sure which hue to go with. I appreciate your experienced input.

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