and placed an order with Morocco Method today, for 4 oz each of their cassia and their "marigold blonde" henna blend. According to what I've read, this blend will NOT turn my head red; it will, instead, enhance the gold/honey/blonde-ness I already have.
Yes - I will definately be doing a strand test before I totally jump in! :smile:
The peach tea induced redness has all but vanished, and I am happy - it is very strange to go from blonde to red.....looking in the mirror I kept getting shocked. I didn't really like it by the 2nd day (shhhh - don't tell J.!), so I'm glad it wasn't permanent (and why I'm a bit apprehensive about this henna blend!)
So...why did I spend $$ on a blend that I am apprehensive about? Well...henna has a lot of benefits for hair. It makes it stronger, it adds gloss, and it's permanent. Cassia shares these benefits, but...it's not permanent. It builds up over time, supposedly, but....I'd like the molecular changes that henna causes. (And yes, it does change the hair internally.....go to the LHC and check out the "Henna" thread for the scientific backup)
I was almost out of cassia anyway.....so I figured why not? The prices were pretty comparable, so......let the experiments begin!
I did send out some mohair to a lady on LHC - she is going to do some dye runs to see how long it takes for pure henna to exhaust. That way, we could use BAQ Henna without fear of color change (as long as we wanted to live with the long processing time - henna must be kept warm the whole time the dye is developing. No big deal.) I can't wait to see her results.
Back to the weekly grind....