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    Default Hibiscus "gel" treatment?

    I recently got some hibiscus powder and some pectin. I am thinking about making some kind of gel treatment. The goal is to condition and maybe tone down some of the orange from the henna. I also have shikakai and amla. If I add those to my gel will they change the toning affects of the hibiscus?

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    Default Re: Hibiscus "gel" treatment?

    Shikakai is cleansing so I wouldn't add it to a conditioning treatment.

    Amla and hibiscus are both conditioning so those can be combined. They both stain the hair but it's a very light deposit stain that washes out in one or two washes, so you'd have to repeat the treatment regularly to get any effect. The staining is very light as well. Amla stains brown so it will darken the hibiscus stain.

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    Default Re: Hibiscus "gel" treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by mira-chan View Post
    Shikakai is cleansing so I wouldn't add it to a conditioning treatment.

    Amla and hibiscus are both conditioning so those can be combined. They both stain the hair but it's a very light deposit stain that washes out in one or two washes, so you'd have to repeat the treatment regularly to get any effect. The staining is very light as well. Amla stains brown so it will darken the hibiscus stain.
    And I second everything Mira chan wrote. Great answer
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