Now as part of my sustainable lifestyle I buy lotions, dye etc from charity shops (the idea being that even though they are horrificly over packaged, me buying them, usng the product andd seperating the packaging for recycling is better than the risk that they are just thrown out).
While I was christmas shopping I came across some hair dye in an appropriate colour (at a significantly cheaper price than it would be in the shop) and yesterday was the day for use.
Although I have happily been using a lotion from a charity shop for months now, there was something terrifying about mixing the chemicals and pouring them on my scalp! It wasn´t helped by the blood red colour of the mixture or by sound and feel of cracking of degraded plastic.
I had been hoping to reuse the bottle for henna, but as I continued to work through my hair the bottle completely broke causing drips of what looked like fake blood from a cheap horror movie to run down my fingers (lucky covered in the disposible gloves (which I have saved for future use))!
End result: hair that has turned back to a more natural brown (it had been getting redder with each henna application) but unfortunatly the grey coverage isn´t great!
Will I do it agian: Definitely, henna is great, and I can get it package free in Lush, but it is a pain to apply and the only colour that covers grey is red (I could dye it red first and then brown the next day, but it is such a pain that I never want to repeat the experience while it is so fresh in my mind).