I've been coloring my hair for years, now. I recently decided to look into a natural alternative to the chemical dyes. After much research I got brave and ordered henna from an online source. Henna is made from the leaves of the henna bush. It is used to dye the hair or as body art. It gives a reddish color and if you add other plant powders you can get different colors. Best of all, it's so good for your hair.
I ordered body art henna which is the best quality and also the plant powder, indigo. The indigo is used to dye blue jeans and when added to the henna powder it can dye the hair more of a brunette color, toning down the red I would get if only using henna on my brown hair.
I spent lots of time testing it out on hair I had saved from a recent good trim. I was worried I would end up regretting the color and having to live with it as it is permanent. I found the hair samples to be wise as on one of them I added to much indigo and it turned almost black and that would have been way too dark for my coloring.
I finally came up with a formula that I'm so happy with. I ordered and researched on a site called hennaforhair. Now I am a content "somewhat redhead!"