How can I keep my Henna from fading?
I've been using Harvest Moon Henna for a few years now to cover my gray roots. It worked wonderfully for a while apart from the fact that it faded rather quickly. Recently I've noticed that my gray hair wasn't absorbing the color. I have dark brown hair and the roots would come out greenish or sometimes reddish. I was using dark brown henna. I switched brands and began using Moroccon Method's henna but got similar results. I am now trying the two step method. I have the indigo sitting on my hair right now. I emailed Moroccon Method about the problem and they said that leave in conditioner and the application of oil to the hair will cause the henna to fade. I find this two step method quite tedious and I want to stretch out my time between applications to as long as possible but I don't know how my hair can survive without oils or leave in conditioner. Especially when henna can be so drying. Can anyone advise me about this?