Colouring Grey Hair Light Brown
The natural, henna based hair dyes we sell work quite differently to chemical dyes. Chemical dyes use nasty chemicals such as peroxide and PPD to penetrate and restructure your hair shaft and therefore it is possible to get any colour you want. All natural hair dyes will not be as effective at radically changing your hair colour as chemical dyes. They do not remove the pigment from your initial hair colour as chemical dyes do, but coat your hair with colour a semi-transparent layer of colour and therefore the resulting colour will be affected by your initial hair colour underneath. They will not lighten your hair as they do not contain peroxide to strip the colour.
It is not very easy to get a light brown with all natural hair colours. I will list below all the products we have and if you read through this information you will get an idea of the kind of colour to expect. None of them are guaranteed a uniform light brown shade all over your hair especially if you have multi-coloured hair with areas of dark and light hair.
It’s Pure Organics Herbal Hair Colour Natural Brown
It’s Pure Organics Herbal Hair Colour Dark Brown
It’s Pure Organics Herbal Hair Colour Dark Brown Diluted with Cassia and/or Amla
The more cassia or amla the lighter the colour result will be.
You can alternatively dilute it with both amla and cassia. For example 1 part Dark Brown to ¼ part Amla Powder and ¼ part Cassia Powder
Logona Herbal Hair Colour Powder Dark Brown and Natural Brown
Logona Hair Colour Creams
Logona Natural Hair Colour Cream Teak is slightly stronger colour than the Nougat but it is still not a very strong colour. It will usually darken medium blonde to light brown hair slightly. On grey/white hair it tends to be a bit orangey.
Mixing Your Own Homemade Henna Hair Colours
Henna and Indigo mixed together can achieve browns or reddish browns. Using a larger proportion of Indigo will make it darker and less red. Using a larger proportion of Henna will make it less dark and more red/copper. Cassia and Amla are virtually colourless so they will dilute the strength of the colour of the Henna and Indigo. Guidelines for proportions to use are as follows but they are not guaranteed. You would need to strand test the recipe on your hair:
Medium reddish brown on grey hair: 1 part Henna to 1 or 1¼ Part Indigo
Medium brown on grey hair, not too reddish: 1 part Henna and 2 parts Indigo and 1½ parts Cassia (or ¾ part Cassia and ¾ part Amla.
Light Brown on grey hair: 1 part Henna and 2 parts Indigo and 3 parts Cassia (or 1.5 part Cassia and 1.5 part Amla).
After strand testing you can tweak the proportions until you get the desired colour on your hair. For a less dark shade add more cassia or amla. For a less red shade add less henna and more indigo.
The colour result will be different on top of different people’s initial hair colour and it on chemistry. Strand testing is essential to ascertain the colour before putting it on your entire head of hair, especially if you are mixing different products together. If you do not like the colour it could be very difficult if not impossible to remove. How to strand test
Hair should not be bleached after using indigo or a product with indigo in it.
Have a look at some of our customers' pictures for inspiration.
PLEASE NOTE CHEMICALLY DYED OR LIGHTENED HAIR MAY REACT DIFFERENTLY
The recommendations above are assuming that you have natural non-chemically dyed hair. If your hair has been chemically dyed especially if it is lightened with peroxide this is another factor in the equation and will affect the colour results. Chemical dyeing especially chemical lightening does damage your hair and it can make it more porous and it makes it behave differently. Sometimes the chemically lightened hair behaves the same as if it was your natural hair colour. However sometimes it absorbs too much colour in which case the colour will be stronger than expected or gives an unexpected colour.