Yes, after 3 years of virign hair I decided to play up my hair color. Felt like having a change. And because I am cruetly free it took a lot of research to find something that is not tested on animals. Apparently the best thing is pure henna, henna tattoo quailty that has no other ingriedents but henna. Well, I could not find it.
Mind you, box henna dyes are always filled with either alcohol, eg. Logona Natrual Cosmetics hair dye, or it is just the usual chem-coctail that has henna as colorant. Ladies, please read into your INCI before buying anything even remotly resembling ''henna'' dye.
Lush was what came up in forums. I has henna and indigo bind together with shea butter and botanicals such as nettles, coffee, etc. Said to be moisturizing. They sell these in chocolate-looking bars, named Caca Brun, Caca Noir, Caca Maroon and Caca Rouge.
I'm dying to try Caca Rouge (pun intended :P)
The color turned out beautiful and it unfonunately faded to my natural color after a few washes. So I tried dying it again, this time using black tea with in place of water. It worked but only for a while. The color fades out like something crazy.
I think it must be because it is very close to my natural color, only a bit more on the deeper side.
Unfortunately this particular shade doesn't do much for me.
The overall process is messy, yet I like it for that reason alone. I feel like I'm a kid playing
with mud. =)