So, :) I didnt like my red (orange) hair and was longing for black, raven black hair... once again.
Been thinking of it for a few months... and then I decided when I saw Lesthi's hair. <3
My growth looked like ****. It was not even red. So I guess henna doesnt stick that well to my hair.
I had a Mama Caca Brun from Lush laying around. (A mix of henna, indigo, various stuffz & oils to make a brown color). My hair needed it and I couldnt stand my "too light"-hair any longer, so my sister and I threw it in!
With herbs you can color your hair as often as you like, so I thought I rather have brown hair than orange, until I can get the black color that I really want.
I had a teaspoon, or two, of salt in my mix, because that helps the indigo stick to the hair. Other than that I went after Lush's recipe - Just mix the caca with boiling water and apply right after. I used the whole caca - 6 squares, and I only had about 100 ml of henna left afterwards. I have alot of hair! I let it sit for 4-5 hours without any cover. (If you cover your hair it gets warm, wich means a warmer, more red-ish color). I washed it out with only water, no schampoo or conditioner. It was a pain, but that is to let the indigo get a hold of the hair. After, at first sight is was almost black - a pretty, dark brown. :) Then after the first wash it went a bit lighter, but not much. Washed my hair a second time and no color shed. Yay!
I'm happy with it. :)
Before & After
The caca was about a year old, so it looks a bit dry, but it worked fine.
Newspaper is no fun. I rather do some extra laundry. ^^
Oh and this stuff does not stain as pure henna does. Not on the skin, not on the floor.
Right after, no schampoo etc.
And then after a wash or two, in different lights.
Feeling pretty... right xD
It didnt stick THAT well to my hair, atleast not to the hair that was a little dry or in bad condition. So my roots are a bit darker, but not as much as before, and most of the lenghts are a bit lighter. Mostly at the back.
I keep using coconut oil in my hair but it's still dry as a desert. I use "Faith In Nature" schampoo & conditioner. Any tips? :) No chemicals though.
I'm going to buy some stuff this month, switch to natural products only. One of the things is Aleppo soap - I hope it will work well with both my skin and hair, that would be awesome.