My hair is mid shoulder length. I will return and let you know how it worked on my hair. Is that what mahogany looks like? After a couple of hours, I rinsed and went through my usual deep conditioning routine (which includes sitting underneath my Huetiful) and was like ummmmm my hair is the same. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I will sit under the dryer for 30 minutes. But I’ll try another colour (brighter than mahogany) and sit in the sun. I hope this is helpful to you, happy hennaing, and God Bless! All of my grays look like highlights! The instructions also said dark brown hair should be a lighter mahogany, but such is not the case. I was determined to see results. Henna will only color the light or gray hairs. Just looking at making my hair shinier, softer and maybe slightly cover a few gray strands that have sprouted this past year. LOL this post made me smile. However, If you look closely, there is a slight muddy brown tint! I always add a teaspoon of conditioner to mine, Clairol’s Hello Hydration or Aussie 3 minute miracle, makes the color more luminous, and shiny! I have read to add it to my regular hair coloring. I agree with Soph’s comment about sitting in the sun – henna has a natural cooling effect on the skin, which is what made it very popular to people of ancient cultures living in hot places. Cover hair & wait 2 hrs. That’s just the kind of friend I am. Create a free website or blog at I have Never been disappointed using this product! As a poster suggested up above, once you feel like mixing your own, you can invest in mehendi henna and add to it. I would love to find a henna product that attributes the results I am after. I left the henna in my hair for well over 3 hours, to give it a chance to really marinate. I’ve tried henna in my hair before, but the stuff you use to do mehendi on your hands and feet, so I don’t know if it is different from the stuff used in the Colora branch (although, really, henna is henna whatever package it comes in). I enlisted the assistance of a friend to get pictures by natural light, but there’s a LOT of natural light so the pictures aren’t the greatest. I think I would still use the product again but…. Sponsor TNL at Canadian Women’s Foundation 2014 Move for Hope! And I am glad you enjoy the blog :-). Yes, for maximum cling, the hair should be very clean and completely dry before applying any formulation of henna mixtures! They also suggest using some apple cider vinegar after hairwashing for a final hair rinse to get hair/scalp in ideal condition prior to using henna, and even up to as many as three days before applying henna, the hair and scalp continue to benefit from the previous apple cider vinegar hair rinse. I color my hair super lite platinum. I liked the way my hair looked after using it because it was shinier, but there was no real colour difference except my hair looked somewhat reddish in the sunlight. Mountain Rose Herb is another site that carries henna that is pre-mixed and is quite lovely to use. Colora is a softly sifted powder. The instructions said black hair would turn brown and dark brown hair would look “mahogany”, but there was no real difference. I’m really excited. Change ). If you have dark almost black hair, do not expect a dramatic colour change. I have purchased the Colora gold brown – and will comment on how it changed my natural hair color, a sort of hazelnut brown (with a sprinkle of silver-white grays), when I make the effort to do the henna process! I have tried henna a few times but not this brand. ( Log Out /  Anyone?? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. And it looked like it was working, because it seemed to soak into my hair after a while: I then completely the same steps as before: rinsed, shampoo’d, deep conditioned underneath my Huetiful and…. I am willing to sit in the sun with you. ( Log Out /  You were supposed to use a brush, which I didn’t have so since they strongly suggested using gloves, I put one on (why would I have two?!?) Also reminded me of when I made 4 litres of chamomile tea and dipped my hair in it for an hour at a time, a few times a week. I mix my henna with 1/2 c black coffee & add a Tblsp. I love all the responses to the neonleopard’s Colora Henna blog. The burgundy henna I could only see when light would hit my hair a certain way, I’d see my the burgundy come out as highlights, but, my hair remained dark brown otherwise. Awwww Thank you so much for the tips, Joey! I have dreadlocks in my hair that are right below my shoulder blade so i had to use all of my packet. Colora is my favourite brand as it is readily available to me locally. I didn’t want to add any chemicals, though, because of how healthy it has been. I usually do my treatment every 5 wks. For the most part it is great for your hair itself, but not so much to colour dark hair. Sitting in the sun and keeping it hot helps but again with darker hair you won’t get the result you will from actual hair dye. True henna paste would have left residual staining on her scalp, of which there was none, I do have fine sifted henna powder for mehendi, which I’m now going to try on her hair. So while at the neighbourhood natural foods store I picked up a box of Colora henna powder. Oh thank you for the piece of history, Seph! I just bought Colora to use on my daughter’s hair. I’m trying the red sunset. I’ll keep you posted. I bought the Colora white henna. What it looks like: a fine powder the same consistency as flour that once mixed with water looks like mud. To make sure you don't miss out on what we're up to, enter your email address & click "Subscribe". YAY! I tried one brand & it was full of twigs! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Hmmmm sitting in the sun you say….. I’ll have to try that! Totally hilarious… Now I’m curious and must read about it. Not as messy to apply as other (chemical) hair dyes. I would buy a burgundy one, they are $4.99 at House of Beauty! Ingredients: Well, it’s all natural so…. I have used Colora henna (Chestnut) for 3-4 yrs now. , Hi Neon Leopard My name is Joey, I am a 62 year old Italian man with graying short curly hair! I did plan to try Ash’s Lightening with Vitamin C but I just kept forgetting to buy the darn vitamins! I read some of these same tips @ “moroccomethod” websites. Thanks for the review and I admire your tenacity, trying the product twice and giving it a real chance. Well today is my first try of Colora. Then I thought, hey why not henna? I sleep in mine over night and rinse it out in the morning. The knowledge derived from your experience is appreciated. Apply mixture to the grays first then to rest of hair. Joseph Valenti. of mayonnaise. I love Colora, there are a few things that will help! I LOVE IT! I love the way it takes a full 24 hrs to fully get your color. So this would mean, to get any noticeable results on darker hair colours, using “gold brown” and lighter would attribute some kind of difference. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I am in my late 50’s & have had health problems & didn’t want to continue using box color. So I applied my leave in (Cantu) and moisturizer (Earthtones hair butter) then styled with Naturalista Juicy Leave In. So i’m going to see how it does. ( Log Out /  Today I bought the Ash Brown to try.

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