There are many options when mixing henna for use on hair, . Many ingredients may be added for the benefit of their conditioning, color enhancing and aromatic properties.
These include but are not limited to:
-Cinnamon, for enhancing brown tones and leaving your hair smelling like spice cake.
-Coffee, for darkening & neutralizing gray.
-Black tea, for deepening the color.
-Jojoba, Walnut, Olive, Amla oil for conditioning.
-Rosemary oil for conditioning and stimulating hair growth.
-Beet juice (or powder), for dark purple and reds.
-Red wine for red tones.
-Cloves for dark reds & spice cake hair.
-Chamomile & Turmenic for golden highlights (with neutral henna only)
Other options are:
-Eggs, for protein & conditioning properties. It is important to note that eggs lessen the intensity of the color. I suggest a few tablespoons of your favorite non-coloring conditioner as a substitute.
-Lemon juice, Grapefruit juice, even Orange juice as the basic liquid for mixing.
The acidity of the lemon juice makes the henna paste “take” well to your hair.