first we tried irene's hair. wild oats is in the process of changing to whole paycheck - er i mean - whole foods and they are moving to a new location, so they aren't restocking anything like hennas or indigo...irene wanted blue streaks - but then was okay with magenta. so we bought beets and we had frozen blueberries. it was very time consuming to do the beets...finally i coated irene's hair in beet & blueberry juice and pulp - 3 sets of strands. meanwhile, i started my henna. i was doing copper. i added some tea to it to get goldenness. irene's didn't work and mine is actually a darker brown rather than anything even slightly red. bummer. i'd say we had fun trying, but i don't know that we did. it really was a lot of work and a lot of mess. ah well.