BAQ tends to have a higher dye content too, it's much better all round.
super Idea to take the body art quality - I never thought about this but sounds useful
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Thanks for the complement
To henna dreads you really need to use body art quality henna (BAQ), this means it has beensievedseveral times until it is very fine, it makes a lovely smooth paste and washes out much more easily.
I found the katam hard to rinse as it isn't really available in BAQ. I have hennaed my hair for years now. I've also had balck hair which I did using henna and indigo. I wouldn't do black again as it is too dark on me. I fancied a change from red though and katam is good to get a chocolate brown colour.
I mixed it 50/50 with henna from which the dye had been released. To release the dye from henna you should mix it up to the thickness of a yogurt with lemon juice and then let it sit 12 hrs. The katam should be mixed at the last minute, with cold water and then added to the henna.
If you don't already know the Henna for Hair website you should take a look, it is full of fantastic info on natural dyes. They even have a free ebook in German:http://www.hennaforhair.com/freebooks/hennaaufdeutch.pdf
and this is a great place to buy your supplies:http://www.henna-und-mehr.de/de/sitemap.html
I use Henna too - and I think the next time I will take some katam too - looks really beautiful and not this typical henna - orange
May I asked you, how you mixed it? And add it on your hair?
I`m just at the beginning with natural dreads and my hair is very long. I colored it once since my journey starts and it was really very laboriously to wash them all out. Perhaps my paste was to thick? I have a lot of Henna rest there - like sand
Sorrry, for the bad english- hope you can understand
Thank you Robyn. Blush!