Dye release took 3 hours. I applied it front to back (with my bare hands that turned a bright orange... I'm still recovering). Slept with it on, rinsed it off in the kitchen sink in the morning, and then applied a coconut oil as conditioner.
The henna gave a barely visible brown tint, and I'll post a picture as soon as we get some sunshine in these parts. I'm not surprised that Red Raj got as many rave reviews from bloggers as it did! It's definitely a good henna, but it doesn't beat the stuff my mom used to pick off the tree, dry and powder when we were kids. When I saw these results, I got on Amazon and ordered some henna seeds. I can atleast TRY grow the stuff!