The colour you get will depend on the natural colour of your hair. Because the red-orange dye molecule is binding to the keratin that surrounds the pigmented hair core, the resulting colour is different for every strand of hair, and for every person. The henna stain is translucent, and blends with your own colour. Hennaed hair looks like you grew it yourself.
Henna works wonders on African hair. It does not dye the hair red but it does give highlights relaxes the hair and makes it silky.
How to mix and apply:
Don’t be stingy with the mix. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. If you like, you can do the roots only a few times between full hair applications. Wear gloves because this will stain your hands. You can easily rinse hair if you lie down in a full bath and swish hair around. Then rinse the rest with shower or hand shower. This works on beards and moustaches, too!
How much should you use?
100g will dye short hair
200g dye collar length straight hair.
300g will dye shoulder length straight hair.
500g will dye waist length hair.