View Full Version : YES, Henna Glosses CAN cover grays!!!
January 16th, 2011, 03:37 PM
I just finished my third henna gloss, and I LOVE the results. Love, love, love. So delighted!
I used Nightshade's copper blend, mixed with water and let it dye release, mixed with 3 parts VO5 moisturizing conditioner to one part henna, and left it on for fifty-five minutes. Before and After shots below!!
See all the ashy dark roots and the grays??? Ewwwwwww!
WHAT gray hairs??? :cheese:
January 16th, 2011, 03:42 PM
A few more shots:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/Hennagloss3_14.jpg (Sorry...no makeup on my days off, scary or not! lol)
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/simonebeauvoir2/2010/Hennagloss3_19.jpg This one really shows how much more uniform my color is now - no more root action!!
(Eyebrows, too...hope that stain on the skin wears off by tomorrow morning! lol)
SO...for those who wanted to try henna to cover grays, but weren't sure about a full-on henna application - YES, the henna gloss will get the job done. :cheese:!!!
January 16th, 2011, 03:46 PM
looks FANTASTIC! :) I've also experienced that henna glosses can cover grey hair.
January 18th, 2011, 12:20 AM
You're so lucky - such beautiful results from just a gloss. Your hair is beautify btw and loving the henna color results. Thanks for sharing - will have to try a henna gloss sometime. :) Also what is "Nightshade's copper blend"? TIA :)
January 18th, 2011, 12:36 AM
Amazing results! Good job.
January 18th, 2011, 01:02 AM
Wow your hair looks amazing. And such good results. :)
January 18th, 2011, 02:42 AM
Such a beautiful, natural colour. Lovely :)
January 18th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Thank you! I am just delighted with my results. :)
Curlytresses - Nightshade's copper blend can be located in her article on henna. :)
January 18th, 2011, 04:12 AM
Wow, gorgeous! Did you do your eyebrows as well, or are they just that light? Looks great!
January 18th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Nope, I did do my eyebrows as well - note orangy stain around them! :)
It's oxidizing beautifully. I love henna. :)
January 18th, 2011, 12:15 PM
You look beautiful! It makes me feel a little braver!
January 18th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Ok this might sound like a silly question, but is a henna gloss just as permanent as henna?
January 18th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Yes, a henna gloss would be considered permanant (to be safe). It sounds like they can be more likely to fade some then a full head application for what I have read, but they usually do not... they are just less potent then a full henna application.
January 18th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Is a henna gloss, henna and conditioner? If so, how much conditioner is required and how much henna. I'm guessing you could have a *strong* or a *weak* gloss, depending on the henna to conditioner ratio??
January 18th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Carpedm - in my experience, the henna gloss is permanent; I'm just covering roots. But I find it is somewhat less vibrant and glowing with a gloss than with a full-on henna application, so by glossing I can deposit a bit of color at a time until I get the exact color I'm aiming for, rather than going all-out henna red from the get-go. It feels like there is more an element of control to it doing glosses. :)
Aliped - I think there is definitely a margin of error regarding potency. I know a lot of people just do a tablespoon of henna in conditioner. I used about an eighth or a quarter of a cup of henna and water, with equal parts conditioner. I would NOT do henna without strand testing. Even when you are comfortable with it, every batch of henna is a little different and can yield inconsistent results. Strand testing each time has assured me that I am getting the exact shade and vibrancy of red I am after.
To take up less time, I DO mix the new batch as I'm strand-testing the first one. I know dye release is going to be a 2-3 hour affair, so I can have it almost done and ready to go by the time I know how long I want to leave it on - which shortens the whole time a little. :)
January 18th, 2011, 03:55 PM
January 18th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Yeah, your hair looks great. I really like the color.:)
Would you be so kind as to go over the recipe for those of us who don't really know how to do a henna gloss.:D (me for one). thanks.
January 20th, 2011, 11:41 AM
I used Nightshade's blend, in the articles section of LHC. :o)
January 20th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Where do I find Nightshade's copper blend recipe?
P.S. I like you hair color. Pretty. I don'y want the vibrant orange either.
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