My natural hair color is medium-dark blonde. I put henna on it and it turned it an orangey auburn color. I dyed it a second time a month later hoping it would turn more red since I know the color has to build up, but it just turned it a deeper auburn color. It's very pretty but just not vibrant enough.
I am trying to find a way to make it more of a RED *NOT* orange or auburn.
So does anyone know of a way I could achieve this... are there any other herbs besides henna that can dye the hair more of a red color? I really want to avoid chemical dyes if at all possible. I have considered trying to dye over this with a vegetable based dye (like manic panic), has anyone had experience with that? Any suggestions/recipes are much appreciated thanks :)
Here are some pics so you can get an idea of my starting hair color, what it looks like now, & what I'm trying to achieve:
Color I have now after applying henna:
Hair color I want: