View Full Version : Hey henna gals newbie questions????
January 21st, 2011, 01:36 PM
I darkened my brows with a little henna and they came out good but I would like to mix a little brownish color in them but leave slight red. I am a natural faded redhead and brows were blonde. I know since I glossed them for an hour last night the brightness will wear off (I hope :O) I just want to add alittlle darkness to them. I tried a taupe brow pencil, could try a brown pencil for now and it's ok but would rather try to darken them a tad. I do have about a teaspoon of indigo I can mix up with a gloss but I have tried that on my natural hair after henna and it turned almost black. Don't wan that, lol. I think I may have to do another application of henna and add the indigo in at the same time. Any suggestions and recipies? Thanks so much! :eyebrows::eyebrows:
January 21st, 2011, 05:32 PM
If you dislike the thought of indigo you might try buxus. It works like indigo but less of the side effects and it fades quicker, in case you don't like the result.
January 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM
I suggest amla..it will tone down the red without going too brown. :) 1/3 amla, 2/3 henna. Most importantly, strand test!
January 24th, 2011, 07:05 AM
If you only leave the indigo on for a few minutes (about 15) you can get a light brown. I've done this many times.
January 25th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Thank you everyone :) Will try and let you know what happens...I can't really test on eyebrows because it might take differently but I'll see with my head hair and hope for the best <3
January 25th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I actually use a bronzing powder to tone down my eyebrows, which never 'take' as strong as the hair on my head. I use one of those multicolored mineral bronzer things and just take an angled makeup brush and pick only the darkest of the hues. Works beautifully for me, although I don't do it every day since grooming dogs isn't something I need to look glamorous for ;)
February 1st, 2011, 10:09 AM
Great idea Rocketdog! I used to groom dog so I can understand why you don't lol :)
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