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Annika

Annika's Mix

I used Catherine's henna blended with cassia and indigo, about 1/3 henna to 2/3 cassia with a spoonful of indigo added to tone down the orange. The commercial blends made by Light Mountain and others use various blend of these, so I decided to try my own blend with the good stuff. I wanted results that were subtle, but noticeable: "Did you do something to your hair?" rather than "Wow! Look at your hair!"

I mixed the henna up with cider vinegar and water and left it to sit overnight. In the morning I mixed the indigo and the cassia separately with water, then combined them with the henna and thinned the potion with grape juice. Tri-color goose poop -- cool! I slathered it on my head; so much easier to apply than Light Mountain! It was smooth and didn't fall off in big glops like I'm used to. I covered it with a plastic bag for 4 1/2 hours, then washed it out. I'm thrilled with the results: auburn, not orange! My natural color is mousy med/light brown, and I hennaed with Light Mountain about 2 months ago.

-Annika

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