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Origin: A resious gum obtained from the Acacia catechu plant, a member of the pea (leguminosae) family.
Function: A resin used in hair dyes
http://www.everydayhenna.com/herb_hair_color.html[Henna] was often mixed with cutch to give ginger-yellow...
Cutch: Light to mid range of browns
Red Sandalwood: Range of browns
You can mix these dyes with water and boil down to make a concentrated dye liquid. Mix the concentrated dye liquid with your neutral henna powder or Lotus Powder Plus or henna powder. The more concentrated your liquid, the better the color results.
Acacia catechu is used generally to add dark tones to henna. It is to be used in conjunction with henna powder to give colour tones leaning towards brown. Add half to one tablespoon acacia catechu powder to roughly 100gms of Renaissance Henna powder….follow instructions on your henna pack. Apply for normal length of time – about 2 hours minimum.
It is also called khoira, koir, kheriya baval, kher babul, kagli, cachu, kugli, kaderi and sandra in local Indian languages.