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Posted by Morgan2004
on November 09, 2000 at 18:06:16:
In Reply to: Re: henna posted by Marti on October 17, 2000 at 16:30:51:
: : If you use a dark brown henna, can you get your hair to be dark brown without a reddish cast? I have been told yes and no by different people. I don't want any red tones in my hair. I have a lot of premature gray mixed with my original natural color which is a very dark brown. Some people say henna doesn't cover gray, but it does. I've done it using a medium brown mixed with dark brown, which comes out reddish brown--a normal color which looks good on other people. However, because of my skin tone I prefer a more balanced color between ash and red--in other words, a nuetral natural brown. I would like to use henna as I think it's less harsh than artificial chemicals (although someone told me it was drying, others say it conditions--who to believe?) I also want a darker color than i've had with it. Will the dark brown henna still make my hair kind of reddish?
: Anytime you purchase a haircolor (whether henna or otherwise) that only says "brown", then you will end up with a reddish cast. Henna comes in many different sades of the same tone, so try to find one that says "ash" or "natural", and it shouldn't leave reddish undertones.
my mom uses henna, she says it conditions the hair, but should be used mainly on brunettes. she has black hair and she gets red undertones from using it. it covers gray and is a very natural way to change colors but if ur trying to avoid the red tones it may not be ur number one choice.
i hope i helped.