Anyone tried it?
Did it work well for you?
Does it damage the hair?
Does it over brighten the hair?
Does it work well on dark hair?
How high-maintenance is it?
I'm considering using it because I want to tint my hair a slightly lighter shade than it is(it's really, really dark auburn),
And Henna dye seems to be the only thing that can lighten the hair without making it TOO light. I don't want awkwardly light hair.
Perhaps just a half-shade lighter.
Share your knowledge and experiences ^_^
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My friend's family is Hindi and they use henna hair dye a lot, and it always looks good. I braid her hair frequently, so I know it isn't damaged at all, and I also know that it DOES work well on dark hair. Whether or not the hair will brighten depends on the color. When she uses red/orange/hazel hues, it does tend to get a little brighter, but when she uses the blue or black it tends to stay the same or go slightly darker. Brown either lightens her hair or darkens it depending on the mix.
The initial dying takes a lot longer than with unnatural products - from 30 minutes up to four hours depending on how intense you want it!
As per maintenance, it is pretty low as hair dye goes especially if you are going for just a half shade lighter. The closer it is to natural, the less likely your roots will show and it will be noticed as your hair grows out. Most people who use henna, like people who get hair proffesionally dyed, will increase its longevity by getting a shampoo and conditioner like loreal's and revelon that deposite color as you go. Overall upkeep as it is mild tends to be once every eight weeks, so it is the same as demi-permenent dye ifyou want to keep the same vibrency. But again, this is dependent on how thick your individual strands of hair are, how MUCH hair you have, and how quickly your hair grows. It could be you only dye your hair twice a year.
A really good site is hennaforhair.com - you get an idea what different mixes do for different people and what would look best for you.1