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Creating Special Hair Coloring Effects
Henna and Enhancing Ingredients
(c) Phylameana lila Desy
Have some fun experimenting with add-ons that will help you to create your own personal unique henna hair color. Henna does not lighten your hair color. However, if your hair is naturally light such as ash blonde or light brown you could add in something acidic such as lemon juice or vinegar to give your hair some golden or coppery highlights. Mixing in some plain yogurt or a raw egg will luxuriously condition your hair. You can also add in different spices from your kitchen for enriching red-brown hues. Choose from nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, paprika, or ginger. This photo shows the ingredients I chose for my henna hair treatment: green plant powders, three tablespoons of yogurt, one-half tablespoon of cinnamon. I also added in the juice from one large lemon.
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