After researching various henna brands and applications, I settled on this particular brand of henna due to its ease of ordering and (mainly) that the 9-herbs were mentioned as great additives to straight henna. Theoretically, there is no need to add anything other than water to this, but I like to modify. This henna is very conditioning, rinses out VERY easily and still provides beautiful red tones to hair. Please be aware that this will NOT turn your hair fire engine red, if that is what you are going after. My whites turned copper, which is fine for me.