Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by MissFallon, Dec 26, 2006.
What does it do? Is it neccessary? TIA
The lemon juice releases the dye in the henna. I've never used it, I use red wine vinegar sometimes.
Citric acid, ACV and orange juice (among other ingredients) also aid in color release.
Do you have to add it or will the color release on its own? I heard adding Amla oil releases the dye also, is this true?
It will release color on its own but it will take a lot longer than if you used a terping agent. I've never tried Amla Oil in my mixes, I do not add oils until AFTER the color has released. I prefer to use Amla POWDER in the henna mix, this works as a terp also because of its high citric acid base.
I don't use lemon juice or any kind of terp and the color releases within 4-5 hours. I use Reshma brand henna
You don't have to use it, I've mixed henna with just EVOO and water and there was a color release, alma oil will probably release the color too, because of the citric acid in the alma.
My mix was w/acv & olive oils first, in the fridge overnite, then I added amla right b4 I applied it.
I won't do acv cuz it made my hair hard (even though this was corrected after conditioning). I think I will do coffee & amla oil first, then add olive &/or coconut oils.
I checked out your album and I love the color and shine of your hair! Is it the amla oil that gives you a darker color or the brand of henna?