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Henna for Hair Mix Chart

Name Hair Length Henna Quantity & Type Other Ingredients Liquid Ingredients Dye Release Time Henna Time Natural Colour Chemical Colour & Time Finished Colour
Adriana Shoulders 100g mostly Yemen & Castle Art - Lime juice, India Spice tea 2 h, heat 2 h, heat Med brown, golden highlights, some grey Yes Med red, copper highlights
Alison Hips 4 heaping ice cream scoops - Lemon juice, lavender or clove eo Yes ≥ 2 h Med brown - Auburn
Amy Mid-back, layered 100g Dulhan - 1c lemon juice, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, 10-15 drops lavender or tea tree eo, sometimes hot tea ≥ 1 h ≥ 3 h Red strawberry blonde - Bright deep red
Andy Shoulders? 100g Yemen, Castle Art - ¾c lemon juice, 1 tbsp red wine, ¾c hot water, 9 drops ea tea tree, lavender eo; 3 drops peppermint eo (needed more liquid) 12 h 4 h Dark brown - Deep auburn
Autumn Shoulder blades 200g, Mehandi Sometimes paprika (no diff) Lemon juice, tea tree & clove eo 8-10 h > 4 h - Bleached strands Dark auburn / brown, light red strands
Blondie 2”? 100g? Yemen, Castle Art Clove - Lemon juice, red wine, few drops vetiver eo - 4 h 55% grey, 65% blonde/mouse - Light brick red
Bob Waist, curly 200g Castle Arts or Kenzi - 1c lemon juice, water Yes Overnight Dishwater blonde - Bright red
Brigid ? Mehandi - Lemon juice, pectin gel, blob yoghurt, jojoba, few drops lavender & ylang-ylang eo 10 h ½ h Dishwater blonde - Golden
Catherine Tops of thighs 500g Mehandi - Lemon juice Overnight 3-4 h Greying brown - Auburn
CJK Bra strap, curly Mehandi Few spoonfuls clove Hot water, dash lemon juice, few drops lavender eo No 2 h Ginger - Copper
Crystal 5"? 50g 4 tsp cloves Coffee, Merlot, beet juice 24 h 4 h, heat Med brown, gold highlights In past Auburn
Dafne Hips 300g, local herbalist - Cider vinegar No? 4 h Dark brown 1 year -
Deb - 100g Light Mountain Bright Red (incl. senna, indigo), clove Lime juice, water, coffee, Overnight - Light brown Coloured & permed, at least 2 years Auburn
Debbie B Shoulders, layered 57g 24g indigo (added after henna dye release) 2 tbs lemon juice, Carrington rosehip, hibiscus, lemongrass tea, some whole cloves, couple drops tea tree and rosemary eo Overnight for henna, yes for indigo 7½ h, some heat Med brown - Deep auburn / burgundy
Diane Chin, layered 50g Al-Aroosa - Hot water, some rose water after dye release ≥ 2 h 1 h Black, lots of grey Colour, 1 year Black, greys turn red
Dionne Shoulder blades 300g body art - Equal parts lemon juice & red wine, ½c tea, 10 drops ea tea tree, marjoram, lavender eo (1st henna); 50/50 lemon juice and grape juice, splash rosemary tea, few drops lavender, tea tree eo (2nd henna) Overnight 6 h, heat (1st henna); 7 h (2nd henna) Med / dark blonde Ash blonde, 6 weeks ago Ginger(1st henna), deep cherry / auburn (2nd henna)
Elaine Shoulders 100g 2 tsp cloves, 3 pouches Knox unflavoured gelatine 8 oz lemon juice, 9 oz water, 2 tbsp jojoba oil, 10 drops vetiver eo ½ h - - - Copper
Elektra Shoulders 100g body art quality or Zubeda 20-50g herbal henna “black” with indigo, 10g clove Red wine, water or grape juice, lots of bags hibiscus tea 1 h 4-5 h Dark blonde, some greys - Dark red, darker streaks
Elizebeth Bra strap 200g Milan Mehandi 3 tbsp cloves 1/3 c lemon juice, 1/3 c water, 20 drops rose eo 8 h 5½ h Blonde Yes Bright copper
Esther ? Radhe Shyam - Lemon juice, red wine, rosemary & sage infusion, few drops lavender eo ≥ 24 h ≥ 4 h Very dark brown ? Deep burgundy
Francesca Waist, fine 100g, Mehandi Cinnamon Lemon juice, cherry limeade, honey 9 h, heat 3 h Light ash brown Some reddish-brown, growing out Coppery red
Gwyneddh Shoulders, curly 400g Mehandi - Lemon juice - 2 h Dark brown, blonde highlights - Very dark auburn, looser curls
Illy 38” from top 100g Copal (dead), 75g Yemen Liquid simmered with 15 cloves, 13 hibiscus flowers, 5 cardamon pods, bit of lemongrass, ½ tsp chai masala ¾c lime juice, ½c lemon juice, 2c hot water, ½ tsp citric acid, 3 ml each cypress, lavender, palmarosa, niaouli eo 16 h 3½ h - Temporary burgundy Light reddish brown
Jaime Chin 100g Mehandi 50g cloves Lemon juice, plum juice, warm water 12 h 7½ h Light brown - Bright copper
Joanna 3" from hips 350g Paprika Lemon juice Overnight 2 h Light med brown, blonde highlights - Red
Julie Shoulders? (child) 200g regular, Castle Art - Lemon juice, lime juice 2 h - Very light blonde - Copper
Justine Shoulders 200g Castle Arts or Kenzi - 1c lemon juice, water Yes ≥ 4 h Dark brown - Dark, rich auburn
Katie - 400g - Lemon juice 12 h 4 h Blonde, 20% grey 3 years ago Red
Kim A Shoulder blades, curly 50g 50g indigo, small sample beetroot powder Lemon juice, grape juice, peppermint, lavender, lemon eo Henna overnight, indigo ½ h 4½ h Med brown? - Cool brownish red
Kim P Mid-back 120g Colora "Red Sunset" 2 heaping tsp cloves 3 tbsp lemon juice, 2 teabags, 2 red herbal teabags (steeped), boiling water, pectin 24-72 h, heat 3½ - 8 h Very light mousy brown - Smouldering red
Kirsten ?, fairly curly 100g, Mehandi - 1c lemon juice, ¾c pectin jelly, few drops jojoba, 3 drops lavender eo, dash of chai 10 h, warm 4 h, heat Dark brown, some grey - Dark reddish brown
Kristen - 125g, Mehandi - 7 parts lemon & grapefruit juice, 3 parts warm water, 10 drops tea tree eo (too much liquid) 14 h, warm 4 ½ h, heat Dark brown / black - Reddish in sun?, darker roots
Kristen's mother 4"? 60g body quality - Equal parts warm coffee, lemon juice concentrate, 10 drops tea tree eo, 1 egg 12 h 5 h Asian black, brown highlights, some grey Yes Black, deep red-brown in sun
Laina Hips? 100g Colora wheat blonde, 100g buttercup blonde, some Rainbow red copper - 6 bags chamomile tea (steeped), 3c water, 3-4 tbsp lemon juice, dollop conditioner No? 3 h, heat Blonde - Blonde, slight hint of red
Larissa Shoulders 75g MDH body art quality - Lemon juice Overnight 1 h Mousy blonde / light brown - Irish setter red
Laveeta - 150g, Pakistan - 8 tbsp espresso Super dark coffee, Disaronno amaretto, lemon juice Yes 2 h Dark brown, light streaks - Reddish dark brown
Leazel - 100g Colora gold brown (base), Colora chestnut some Rainbow Henna red sunset (streaks) - 6 bags chamomile tea (steeped), 3c water, 2 tbsp lemon juice (base), water (streaks) No? 3 h, heat Light brown Bleached highlights Golden brown, deep red-brown streaks
Lelia 2" - chin 30g Rococo - Lemon juice and cider vinegar Overnight 2 h Light brown 2 bleached streaks Bright copper
Loretta Hips 70g Rococo - Lemon juice and cider vinegar Overnight 2 h Golden brown Some Manic Panic, 1 year Dark copper
Mad Scientist's friend 1" 500g 5g citric acid Water, few drops tea tree or lavender eo 24 h 1 h Ashy dark brown, grey strands - Dark auburn, copper-red strands
Mad Scientist's mother Chin, layered 100g 10g citric acid Water, few drops tea tree or lavender eo 24 h Overnight Black, grey strands - Black, red-brown strands
Manda - 100g, Mehandi Cinnamon, clove Water, honey, 20 drops tea tree, 5 drops lavender eo 1 h 18 h Blonde Coloured & permed, growing out Copper / auburn
Maxx Lip-length 70g - Lemon juice, sometimes coffee or tea, rose geranium eo - 2 h, heat Auburn, some grey - Deeper auburn
Monica Just below shoulders 100g Castle Art - Lemon juice 12 h 4 h Med-dark brown - Med-dark brown, burgundy lowlights
Nadya Just past shoulder blades 100g Dulhan, prob old 1 tbsp clove, poorly ground Boiled lime water, lime juice, lemon juice, a dark tea, coffee, 15 drops each rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus eo No? Overnight Medium brown Herbal Essences medium blonde, 4 months Same with copper highlights
Nancy Bra-strap 200g Mehandi - Equal parts double strength coffee & lemon juice; ½ lime 11 h 2½ h Med reddish brown, some grey Yes, 2 months Auburn
Nilamani Mid-back 200g, Mehandi Up to 4 oz walnut powder Lemon juice, coffee < 17 h 2 h Med brown, reddish highlights, some grey - Redder brown
Nora Mid-back? 8 oz. 2-4 tbsp paprika Raspberry zinger tea, 1 egg, few spoonfuls olive oil Few hours - Very dark brown - Red shine in sun
Pam Shoulders 200g, Mehandi Clove, 2 tsp indigo, paprika Blackberry wine, lemon juice, 2 tsp eucalyptus eo, pectin, gelatine Yes 3 h Totally grey - Light brick red, darker streaks
Pam's Daughter Chin 150g Rococo & Mehandi 4 heaping tbsp black walnut powder, 1 heaping tbsp indigo powder 50/50 Lemon juice/water, plus 1/3 cup red wine 20 h 6-7 h - 2 months before Auburn
Penny - 8 oz Light Mountain red - 4c water, 2 bags raspberry zinger tea, 2c lemon juice (bit too much liquid) No? 1 h Drab medium brown Highlights Reddish, copper streaks
Pierre Chin, beard 100g Mehandi 15g clove Hot water, lemon juice, dollop tea tree eo 1 h, heat 2 h, beard rehennaed Greying brown - Reddish brown, red sideburns
Raina - Yemen henna - Lemon juice (only once, too bright), then liquid from simmered dried limes and clove - 2 h - - Copper / auburn
Sarah Bra-strap, thick 350g Rococo 25g clove 2 bags raspberry zinger tea (steeped), grape juice, water, 45 drops tea tree eo 1 h 4 h Med brown - Auburn
Sharon Shoulder blades 100g Jamila 1 tbsp ground cloves ½c cider vinegar, 1c lemon juice, 40 drops tea tree eo 2 h, heat 2½ h Dirty blonde Coloured in past Bright copper
Skyler 1-2"? 50g Dulhan - ½c lemon juice, 1-2 tbsp olive oil, 5-8 drops lavender or tea tree eo, sometimes hot tea - 2 h Med brown - Reddish brown
Stevie Mid-back? 200g Dulhan - 2c lemon juice, 5 tbsp olive oil, 20-30 drops lavender or tea tree eo, sometimes hot tea ≥ 1 h ≥ 3 h Med brown - Brick red
Sue Chin 50g Mehandi 25g black walnut powder, 25g indigo Lemon juice, tea tree eo, lavender eo Yes (indigo prepared separately) 9 h Greying dark brown 6-10 weeks ago Auburn
Tanja Waist 250g, henna/indigo mix (incl. indigo, needs more) Lime juice, hot water, few drops rosemary or lavender eo > 6 h > 2 h, heat Dark brown - Very dark brown
Tara Shoulders, slight layers < 200g, Mehandi - 2 ½c red wine, 1c cider vinegar (1st), leftovers ¼c red wine vinegar, ¼c water (2nd) 3 ½ h 1 h (1st), 2 h (2nd) Med/dark brown - Deep auburn, black cherry
Teemu - 300g, local herbalist - Cider vinegar No? 4 h Dark blonde? Blonde? Red streaks
Tracey Just below shoulders 100g Dulhan - 1c lemon juice, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, 10-15 drops lavender or tea tree eo, sometimes hot tea ≥ 1 h ≥ 3 h Light brown - Rich auburn
Name Hair Length Henna Quantity & Type Other Ingredients Liquid ---Ingredients--- Dye Release Time Henna Time Natural Colour Chemical Colour & Time Finished Colour

 

 

 

Indigo Mix Chart

Name Hair Length When Indigoed Indigo Quantity & Type Other Plant Ingredients Liquid Ingredients Dye Release Time Indigo Time Natural Colour Chemical Colour & Time Finished Colour
Dafne Hips After henna 200g - Cider vinegar, boiling water Yes 3 h Dark brown 1 year -
Gwyneddh Shoulders, curly After henna 400g Mehandi - Water 15 min 45 min - - Blue-black, looser curls
Kristen's mother 4"? After henna 60g (not enough) Some leftover henna Water - 1 h Black, some grey - Ashy black, some red highlights
Loretta Hips After henna 100g Mehandi - Water 30 min 45 min Golden brown Some Manic Panic, 1 year Very dark brown
Name Hair Length When Indigoed Indigo Quantity & Type Other Plant Ingredients Liquid Ingredients Dye Release Time Indigo Time Natural Colour Chemical Colour & Time Finished Colour


 

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