Friday, November 21, 2008

Bright as a New Copper Penny

Well, it looked (and perhaps felt) like goose poop, and it smelled like a field newly-mowed, and I doubt I've ever had something quite so... interesting on my head before, but I am absolutely in love with henna.

It took these brown locks:
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Into this glorious mane:
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I am exceedingly happy to be a redhead again! I was previously, for almost 15 years... it just suits me. However, I was concerned about the links between commercial hair dye and certain cancers (lymphoma, specifically) and discontinued use. I knew of henna, but I was also aware that at times it results in a shade not found in nature- this wouldn't be acceptable to the military, so I never chanced it.

What fun! I'm glad to have my hair announce my temperament again! :)

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Here I was sure that the goopy green substance wouldn't be identified, but it turns out Aline uses henna herself, and Velda was just naturally suspicious that it was dye... though she never expected the green goop to turn me into a copper penny! It's hard to put anything by you guys.

7 comments:

Velda said...

WOW what a gorgeous colour! I'm so glad it's not green...really need to see a full shot of all those feet of gorgeous red hair tho (not just the top girl!!)

Aline said...

You picked the same colour I loved for me. Great minds honey!
I love the way it doesn't grow out like chemical dye. It always looks natural. I have henna shampoo that I LOVE...you might want to check it out.

xup said...

I couldn't find an email address for you, but I'd love for you to join some other Ottawa bloggers for a late breakfast tomorrow. Let me know if you can make it (urbanpedestrian@gmail.com) and I'll send you the details

xup said...

I couldn't find an email address for you, but I'd love for you to join some other Ottawa bloggers for a late breakfast tomorrow. Let me know if you can make it (urbanpedestrian@gmail.com) and I'll send you the details

Arzu said...

Oh wow, it looks great! I've never died my hair before for the same reasons as you discontinued your use. I just don't trust those chemicals, and fear for what damage they may cause to me and my hair. Your new colour is gorgeous.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Very nice. I've used henna before at I've always liked how it turned out and how my hair feels afterwards....Hmmm maybe I should try it out again.

Milena Kury said...

Hi! Really loved your hair =)
But what kind of henna you used? The completely natural one? I tried to henna a lock of my hair yesterday but there was no result at all! ;( I used a natural henna but it contained some adds that would make it coppery, not bright red...