Color the Gray! Auburn
I will start this off by saying that I generally LOVE henna on my hair. As a conservative estimate, I would say I have used henna 50+ times, using many different brands (including Light Mountain regular henna) and colors and have always been pleased (to greater or lesser extent). I have not used anything on my hair in at least a year, and I noticed I was getting some grays around my face. Since my hair is naturally auburn, I decided to try this product to blend them in and add a little more red. What a mistake!! First of all, while step 1 was fine, step 2 smelled strongly of manure. Henna has a earthy, almost manure smell to it anyway, but NOTHING like this. It was stomach-turning! Secondly, while step 1 actually left a nice red hue behind, step 2 made my hair almost BLACK--and not a pretty, shiny black. It is a mousey/ashy black like I took a black sharpie to my hair. It is horrible! I even dug back into the trash to make sure i had not been sent the wrong color. The box and steps 1 & 2 bags were all labeled "auburn," so that was not the issue. I honestly don't know if I got a bad batch, or what, but I wanted to warn others. I will be spending my evening looking up and trying methods for henna removal...
December 13, 2013
No more chemically-treated hair
I echo all the positive reviews of this product I found here and elsewhere. I was nervous trying this product for the first time, and I did a lot of online research to see what risk I stood. What a pleasant surprise to see how natural my hair looked after using Light Mountain henna. I have strawberry blonde hair with light, porous ends (from chemically treating it). I used just Step 1 from this product to get that light strawberry colour for my greying and darker roots. I'm more satisfied with this product than I've been after paying over $100 for a very expensive salon visit.
I actually really like the homespun feel of this product: you can tweak it, leave it on longer, modify. The smell didn't put me off at all: an earthy fragrance that was actually quite subtle and that I'd take any day over salon/ammonium products.
I love this company. You can actually call them if you have questions, and they're really sweet.
June 4, 2012
I've been using "Light Mountain Color the Gray" for about two years. My favorite shade is Auburn. It is a two step process and is a little tricky at first to get the hang of. But it is well worth the extra time and mess.
My hair so soft , shiny, and has a nice auburn hue. Sometimes it takes one or two shampoos before I can see all of the beautiful shine.
I love this product and the price is good too.
April 1, 2012
If I only knew about Henna sooner!!!
This product is truly amazing, henna and indigo is the best colorant for the hair. Just be patient with this process the results are amazing. Your hair will be stronger after the first use. If your are a African American use a lot of conditioner after you rinsed step 2 out. I am transitioning from relaxer to natural truly amazing product . I will never put another chemical hair dye in my hair again. If I only knew about henna sooner I could have saved my shoulder length hair from breaking as the result of chemical dye and relaxers!! This
December 22, 2009
What a value!
I've used henna for over 20 years. The product I used to use disappeared from the market recently. When I did an online search for henna, Swanson's name came up so I clicked through to the website, since I was already a customer. The package is twice the amount I used to get for the same price, and the quality of the henna is excellent. I use it to brighten up already red hair that is fading with age, and it looks completely natural. It's nice to be able to get all my favorite products at one provider's website, so Swanson is my preferred health product store.
October 15, 2009