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    ^I have yet to defrost the 50g of frozen Red Raj to see this! Exciting.

    Pics soon! I am still doing a few honey treatments.


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    i make mine a little runny, but you should see some dye. there was a LOT !! I have received a few hair color compliments from strangers since using the red raj.. !!!!
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    little cherry, while I am happy with the color from the Raj Red, I am less happy with the darkness contributed from the "natural brown" commercial dye and the LUSH henna/indigo that I used previously. Would honey lightening help remove the darkness? Is there any downside to that? What does it entail?

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    Lala, that's awesome! I cannot WAIT to do another RR!!


    Neoma
    , hi.

    I tend to do a few honey lightening treatments to brighten up my henna. You've only applied the brun a small amount of tomes, right? It should fade in time, as all Lush hennas do, but a few honey lightening treatments will definite;y brighten things up for you.

    So far, I have done 2 HL treatments (one with cinnamon, one with Cardamom) and I can definitely see the indigo lifting from the henndigo part. . I followed the basic recipe (1/8 cup honey, 3/4 cup distilled water, 2-3 TBS cinnamon/cardamon) which I mix and let sit for an hour to develop peroxide. I apply the mixture by pouring over my hair a few times with a bowl underneath to catch the drips. I find that I have to cover my hair tightly to avoid the mixture from dripping and leave the mix on for 1 hour. So far, I haven't noticed any downside the the honey lightening; actually, my hair is super soft and shiny after every treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neoma View Post
    little cherry, while I am happy with the color from the Raj Red, I am less happy with the darkness contributed from the "natural brown" commercial dye and the LUSH henna/indigo that I used previously. Would honey lightening help remove the darkness? Is there any downside to that? What does it entail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by little_cherry View Post



    Neoma
    , hi.

    I tend to do a few honey lightening treatments to brighten up my henna. You've only applied the brun a small amount of tomes, right? It should fade in time, as all Lush hennas do, but a few honey lightening treatments will definite;y brighten things up for you.

    So far, I have done 2 HL treatments (one with cinnamon, one with Cardamom) and I can definitely see the indigo lifting from the henndigo part. . I followed the basic recipe (1/8 cup honey, 3/4 cup distilled water, 2-3 TBS cinnamon/cardamon) which I mix and let sit for an hour to develop peroxide. I apply the mixture by pouring over my hair a few times with a bowl underneath to catch the drips. I find that I have to cover my hair tightly to avoid the mixture from dripping and leave the mix on for 1 hour. So far, I haven't noticed any downside the the honey lightening; actually, my hair is super soft and shiny after every treatment.
    Thank you, little cherry, you are an angel.

    Yes, I only used the LUSH henna/indigo once. I did use commercial dye once before that.

    Is peroxide released from mixing honey with water or are the spices essential, too?
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    The peroxide is released from the honey and the honey does produce the most peroxide, so you could leave the spices out of you desired. The spices are generally known as 'booster'. I do find that cardamom is easier to wash out from the hair than cinnamon is.
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    Thank you, little cherry, you are an angel.

    Yes, I only used the LUSH henna/indigo once. I did use commercial dye once before that.

    Is peroxide released from mixing honey with water or are the spices essential, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by little_cherry View Post

    The peroxide is released from the honey and the honey does produce the most peroxide, so you could leave the spices out of you desired. The spices are generally known as 'booster'. I do find that cardamom is easier to wash out from the hair than cinnamon is.
    Wow, that's good to know. Thank you. I have both cinnamon and cardamom, so adding them won't be a problem. I think I'll try that this weekend.
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    Do watch the cinnamon, though. When I used cinnamon, some of the mixture dripped and wherever it dripped down my neck, I got temporary redness and hotness (not quite burning). My scalp was okay, though! The redness is temporary, but looks scary at first.


    Apply the mixture to clean damp or dry hair. A shampoo should do it; anything that isn't acidic as acids (particularly vit C) interferes with honey's peroxide release...or something like that.
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    I apologize for the poor quality of these pics. I need a photographer.

    They capture the color of my hair pretty well. My natural color is chestnut. I applied dark brown boxed hair color. Hated it. Applied LUSH Caca Marron. Liked it better, but wasn't enthralled. Applied 50/50 cassia/Red Raj. Much better!

    I think I may go redder. We'll see...

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    I think it looks fantastic Neoma!
    Waist as of July 2012 on my way down to Hip by spring 2013

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