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    Default How to darken henna?

    OK, I've been using soapnuts to wash my hair which I love!!! BUT, they are totally pulling out my indigo, even when I added salt. However, it doesn't pull out the henna. Sooooooo, how much can I darken henna on its own? I've heard of:

    -mixing it in an iron skillet
    -adding different spices or teas
    -darkening with multiple applications

    Do any of these work? I really want nice super dark brown verging on black ideally, which I know I can really only get with indigo... But, if I can come close with henna alone, I guess that will have to do!
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    Default Re: How to darken henna?

    I do iron pan,clove,black tea also mix coffee powder it helps to make it close to brownish and not so much orangey.

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    Thank you, your hair is so beautiful so I know that it will look great! :-)

    Do you use the same iron pan that you use for cooking? If so, does it make your food taste like henna?

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    Default Re: How to darken henna?

    No no dont do in cooking one or you will never get the henna out you have to have one just for henna trust me I know

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    Default Re: How to darken henna?

    Oh and leave the mix overnight in this pan

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    P.S. Where do you find coffee powder? Is it just fine ground regular drinking coffee?

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    yeah regular instant folgers .

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    Oh, so simple!! Big hug! Thank you I can't wait to try this!

    So, I need to buy another iron skillet, haha! What size is the one that you use?

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    Mellie - If you figure out how to get brown with just henna, I cannot wait to hear about it. I didn't think it was possible. I've used the cast iron pot idea with henna (not overnight though) and maybe, it pushed the henna more auburn (reddish-brown) but still distinctly reddish.

    ETA:
    Aisha - do you use anything other than henna and coffee? (i.e. indigo or buxus)


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    Default Re: How to darken henna?

    I use a medium size one,now it wont be like dark brown but itll be browner than orangey get what im sayin'
    No wintersun I dont use those

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