I used to use henna on my hair in my teens, back in the 80's, it was a hideous experience involving lemons, wooden spoons and looking like Arnie in the film Predator for several hours, it was a lumpy, smelly trial, but not anymore. It turns out that henna was often bulked out with sand and other stuff so when my first little kit arrived, complete with hat and gloves and a double wrapped bag of fine powder I was astonished. Having started to go grey in my twenties my hair had been numerous colours over the years but most recently a very dark brown, my roots however are white, not a good look. I went for the premix auburn and mixed the entire box, which was actually too much for my fine but mid back length hair. Having been advised by YouTube to go for a yogurt consistency I was delighted to discover that Pure henna can be applied with a tinting brush pretty much as easily as a generic chemical dye. Popped the hat on, followed by a wooly hat and several hours of gardening, in the shower, a rinse, a shampoo and condition and I was good to go. There was a subtle grassy smell that lingered for a day or two but nothing drastic. The result was stunning, a gorgeous shiny dark red brown head of hair with beautiful copper highlights from the grey, it was also much thicker, and became more vibrant after a second wash in two days. Now I use Pure on my roots every 8 weeks and one box is enough for 3 touch ups so it's a total bargain. I try to leave it for 4 hours for really deep colour, 2 hours for a more gingery highlight. Love it, give it a go.
Thanks to Suvarna, the product is 100% chemical free and easy to apply. My grey hair looks like I have had highlights done. I apply first to the roots and then randomly for the rest of the hair. Thank you again. I would recommend this product any time.
I was very pleased with the way colour worked on my hair. My roots are dark brown and grey and my ends are quite dark from lots of colouring. I applied the mix for 1 and half hours and the results was an equalising of colours with a natural red hue. I will be ordering some more and can probably get away with using less than a full packet for my shoulder length hair.