I've been dying my hair with Henna for a while now. I love being free of all those toxic chemicals in permanent hair dye. But one downside is that the coverage of grey isn't usually that great, with the grey hairs being redder than the remaining hair. These 'red highlights' look OK when you have just a few grey hairs. But I no longer have 'just a few'.
So today, when mixing the Henna, I substituted the boiled water with hot black coffee. It's apparently supposed to help lessen the red tones, especially where there is a 'large percentage of grey'. And it worked!
Apparently you can also add egg, olive oil, or even yogurt to the Henna mix to help condition dry hair. I'll try some of these next time.
A few more Henna tips:
*It's important to keep your hair warm when the Henna is doing its thing by covering it in plastic. We don't buy plastic wrap, so instead I cover my hair with an old plastic bag. It's a good look ;-)
What a post. I've admitted I have more than 'just a few' grey hairs and have shared a pic of me with a plastic bag on my head.