Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Strawberry -- 4 oz
Orphan Annie Orange for the first 5 Days!
This was my second time using henna in my hair, the first time being with the Persian Blonde 3 weeks prior (see review there).
The initial results with the Persian Strawberry (Strawberry Blonde on the container) were shocking! It made my hair really red, especially along my hairline in front where my hair is much thinner. I was mortified and regretful, expecting more of a blonde with red highlights than the Orphan Annie red that it gave me.
Thankfully, it is now 5 days later, and after two washings, the red has mostly faded out. The color now is much better. Though it darkened my light brown/ashy blonde color, it now has some shiny reddish highlights. Now, it actually doesn't appear that different than pre-henna, though it has the fullness and shine I'm coming to see as trademark henna. I haven't had my (long) hair cut in 6 months and it looks like I just came from the salon. Very healthy looking.
Also to note, I used chamomile tea and lemon juice instead of water, and left the henna on for 2 hours. When I'd done the Persian Blonde, I'd left it on for 90 mins., and regretted not leaving it on longer. With this color, the 2 hours gave me a shocking orange color, but as I said, it has largely faded after 5 days.
I'd recommend this color for volume and shine, but I'd advise caution to anyone with thinner patches of hair, as it may appear quite orange for a number of days after application. A test strand would be good to do with this one, as I think there are a lot of factors and variability in how it'll turn out.
June 7, 2014
I love this henna!
I have light brown hair but light brown henna darkens my hair a little bit more each time I use it. So I switched to this strawberry blonde color henna and it is great! Adds wonderful red highlights and does not darken my hair. Very pleased!
December 1, 2013
My first use of henna product. I have chestnut hair, so color did not do anything to my hair, but I got incredible shine. Conditioning of hair by this henna is amazing. It worked wonders on ends of my hair that appeared dried and started to split. No haircut needed! I will keep purchasing this incredible product.
January 15, 2013
Did exactly what I wanted
I have med brown hair that has lost highlights over the years and of course added lots of gray. The strawberry blond shade turned my grays blond and added some beautiful redish-blond highlights to the rest of my hair. This looks like my hair from 25 years ago, very natural and flattering. I mixed in coffee as suggested, but left the mixture on for 2 hours. I actually bought 3 of the henna colors, did a strand test with each of them and decided this one was the best color for me. Oh, and work in conditioner before you try to rinse out--it helps losen the henna and makes it easier to rinse!
August 25, 2012
Will Continue Using
I was looking for a natural product to change my dk brown/grey mix haircolor. After reading the product info and other users views about it I decided to try henna, which is a plant product. After mixing, per the directions, I was pleased with the fragrance, sort of like fresh cut alfalfa, or hay, rather than a chemical smell. I did wonder how the mixture, looking a dark sage green, was going to make my hair strawberry but it did! It also wasn't harsh or drying to my hair. I will definitely be using this product again!
May 18, 2012