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    Default Re: The henna/cassia thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Veganmayhem View Post
    For a strawberry blonde coloring , and I see people say 40% henna, 60% cassia.... what does that mean in terms of table spoons? Or how can I measure this out correctly to get those percentages?
    You can still use percentages by volume. For example 4 teaspoons henna and 6 teaspoons cassia

    That said, you probably want to scale your henna down even more. My hair (below) is 35% henna and it's flame on orange. I'd say start with 20% henna, tops, and see where that gets you and then increase the % if you need to.

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    This is what I’m working with here...more strawberry blonde at the roots and orange/red henna on the bottom. Please let me know your suggestions to make this mix. I have henna and cassia from Henna Sooq. I have a turmeric tea I was thinking of steeping that for the water and maybe orange juice?
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    I'd cut the tumeric, it washes out quickly and stains you and your tub more than the hair. The acid also isn't necessary--the only time I recommend that is if you're getting a lot of fading. The lighting is really good in the picture and henna varies a lot in the light, but I'd stand by my earlier assessment of starting at about 20% henna and increasing from there.

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    I'd cut the tumeric, it washes out quickly and stains you and your tub more than the hair. The acid also isn't necessary--the only time I recommend that is if you're getting a lot of fading. The lighting is really good in the picture and henna varies a lot in the light, but I'd stand by my earlier assessment of starting at about 20% henna and increasing from there.
    Thank you. So you are suggesting water mixed with what, and no acid? Very interesting, I always heard acid needed. So this would be like 2 tbs of henna with 8 tbs cassia? Thank you so much for any more info you can give
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veganmayhem View Post
    Thank you. So you are suggesting water mixed with what, and no acid? Very interesting, I always heard acid needed. So this would be like 2 tbs of henna with 8 tbs cassia? Thank you so much for any more info you can give
    Aye a lot of people think henna is drying and then they're dumping loads of acid in it and wondering why XD I do think acids have its place, especially if your color is fading, but for the most part it's one of those things were a lot of the rules for henna in skin art got carried over for hair... and they weren't really tested and really don't apply.

    Yes, I think a 1 part henna to 4 parts cassia ratio is a good place to start

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