Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  3. Terri Presser
    Terri Presser January 8, 2015 at 5:07 PM .

    Hey thanks for this great post, I have trouble covering my gray hair and it is almost white in patches, you have given me some good advice, much appreciated. Blessings

  4. Apple Pie at Sisterswives.com
    Apple Pie at Sisterswives.com January 7, 2015 at 12:48 PM .

    Thanks. That was great. I used it a few times when I was a teen, but like you, I need root coverage now 😉
    Thanks!

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  7. Zlynn
    Zlynn October 21, 2014 at 3:38 AM .

    And the blonde ladies have it easier yet again. Even in older age! ; ) If my hair had hues of blonde, there is no way I would be messing around with grey coverage – I would just use chamomile essential oil to warm it a bit. Im a Level 4-5 brown though with natural copperish undertones with white (not grey at all) hairs that stick up all over the place. I really love the idea of Henna but I have always found that it either makes my hair too warm or just far too dark which washes out my already cool toned face and eyes. When you are cool toned, everything less is more …..eye makeup, just everything.

  8. Angie
    Angie May 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM .

    Found your article looking for Henna alternatives. I use a well known web brand of organic henna for my dark brown hair, lots of gray coming in. The trouble with indigo is it is CUMULATIVE! Meaning, over time your hair gets darker and definitely starts to pick up a bluish tinge – it finally started to backfire on me. I love henna, just want a little less brash on my grey. Wish someone would figure it out for long-term use.

    1. Heather T
      Heather T January 4, 2015 at 1:56 PM .

      As with other hair colors, when doing the root touch ups you only do the roots, let it work, then put some on the rest of hair to freshen it up for a very small amount of time. Whether using natural or chemical hair dye, it prevents buildup and keeps it even. You can also try only doing the rest of the hair every other color. Hope this helps.

  9. Nathalie
    Nathalie March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM .

    Hats off to you, Jennifer, for going through this whole lengthy procedure and bringing us the details. I suspect that a lady (or gentleman) would have to be very serious about covering gray to go through this. I’m wondering if it’s worth the fuss and bother, though. I’ve recently stopped coloring with harsh chemicals after many years of it. I’m now nearly 47 and coming to terms with going “Jamie Lee Curtis” with my hair as it’s short and greying for sure. Of course, it helps that my natural color (besides the gray) is dark blonde. But yes, for the serious gray-coverers among us, this information is wonderful. Thank you.

  10. Kathi
    Kathi January 22, 2014 at 4:42 PM .

    I’ve been looking for this information for awhile. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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  14. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson January 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM .

    Sounds like you found a great way to color the grey. I remember my sisters dying their hair with henna growing up. I was blonde so I never did use it. I use the same color and just apply it to my roots. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  15. Joyce @ It's Your Life
    Joyce @ It's Your Life January 20, 2014 at 5:08 PM .

    I have thought about trying henna, but I’m wondering how long the color will last. Pinned to my health and wellness board, thanks for sharing again on Tuesdays With a Twist.

  16. Julie
    Julie January 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM .

    Thanks for sharing your experience! I’ve been thinking about taking my hair darker but have put it off because the chemical stuff is so terrible for my hair. It’s nice to know that there is an effective natural alternative.

  17. Joy
    Joy January 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM .

    Thanks for the info! I have med/dark brown with gray. I definitely will be trying this!

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  19. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis January 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM .

    Super! I love this healthy, green and natural approach to hair color -using henna. The good news is that it actually does the job without harming your hair or the environment. I have tried henna in the past to add more richness to my mousy hair color. I am glad to see that you had success using henna to cover gray. Thank you so much for sharing this very helpful post with us at the Happy, Healthy, Green and Natural Hop!

    appreciate it! All the best, Deb

  20. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis January 17, 2014 at 4:59 PM .

    I love this healthy, green and natural approach to hair color -using henna. The good news is that it actually does the job without harming your hair or the environment. I have tried henna in the past to add more richness to my mousy hair color. I am glad to see that you had success using henna to cover gray. Thank you so much for sharing this very helpful post with us at the Happy, Healthy, Green and Natural Hop! I really

    appreciate it! All the best, Deb

  21. Becca
    Becca January 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM .

    I really like learning new ways to be healthier. This sounds like a good alternative to hair dye! Thanks for sharing this at the Healthy Tuesday hop!

  22. Marla
    Marla January 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM .

    I have used henna before – not to cover gray but to give my hair highlights and truthfully it was sort of messy but no worse than chemical dyes and a heck of a lot safer. I didn’t seem to do much to my hair – it did give it more body for a while. I haven’t tried it in quite a while. I might give it another try this spring. Thanks for sharing your experience. Have a wonderful and healthy day.

  23. Shirley Wood
    Shirley Wood January 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM .

    Very interesting! I’m suffering through letting my hair grow out right now, debating covering the gray again. I don’t mind the gray but mine gets wiry and unruly. The color seems to help that problem. Not familiar with this product, thanks for this information.

  24. Deanna
    Deanna January 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM .

    Thanks for sharing your story and results! I’m going to be saving this for feature reference. 🙂

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