Henna - how (the hell) do you make it work? :D
My natural hair color is daaaark brown (so dark people usually think it's black). I've been dying my hair red for years, but I've decided I don't want to use chemicals anymore, so I've switched to henna.
All it does for me is intensify the part that has been dyed red before, but it doesn't do anything to the new growth. (Except for my gray hair which turns kinda gold.(I have more and more gray ones each day, and I'm 22. Genetics, baby. :D ))
What I want to know is how you people prepare it, exactly.
I've heard of people using lemon juice, but lemon juice is supposed to be conditioning, right?
I have about half kg (1 pound) of henna from India, and I would hate for it to go to waste...
Also, do you apply it to damp or dry hair?
I've been applying it to damp hair, since it spreads easier that way (since I'm unable to use a brush or a comb to spread it - obviously), but the dripping during the next 4 - 5 hours (which is how long I keep it on my head) is driving me crazy.