- 100% pure natural plant product
- Without metals, synthetic dyes or unlisted ingredients.
- Can be used over synthetically dyed and processed hair
- Synthetic dyes and processes can be used over these 100% pure natural products without damage.
- Henna, Lawsonia Inermis, is a plant. The powdered leaves have Lawsone (hennotannic acid), a red-orange dye and
antifungal, and will leave your hair glossy, dandruff-free, and healthy.
- Henna will penetrate and dye your hair’s keratin.
- The resulting color will be a combination of your natural color and the red-orange henna color.
- Very few people are allergic to henna, but it can happen! Test first!
How to mix and apply henna:
- Make your hair clean and dry.
- Mix henna with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, rainwater, or other mildly acidic liquid, and let it sit
for 12 hours at 75F or 24 C. Add enough liquid to make a paste about the consistency of stirred up
- Section your hair, and apply the henna paste to your scalp, and gradually work it into all of your
hair. Wear plastic gloves, because henna will stain your hands orange. Carefully wipe henna away
from forehead and ears, because it will stain skin orange.
- Wrap your hair in plastic and wrap a towel around that to reduce mess and increase warmth.
- Leave the paste in your hair for at least an hour, and up to 6 hours. The longer you leave the henna
in, the more dye will penetrate your hair. If you put a dryer bonnet on over your wrapped hennaed
hair and heat it, you’ll get more stain faster.
- Rinse the paste out.
- The henna stain will darken over the next 3 days.
Some useful tips:
- Put these mixes THICK into your hair! Don’t just brush it on like synthetic dye; put it in thick like you’re a
child making mudpies.
- Section your hair and get the paste down to the scalp. Use up 100g powder in every 5” of your hair.
- Lemon juice is your best bet for henna, but it might be too harsh for your scalp and hair. If your hair seems
dry or your head itches, switch to orange juice.
- Don’t add boiling water to your mix. That will make your henna will fade fast.
- Don’t use vinegar or wine to mix your henna unless you can cope with a really stinky mix.
- Freeze your extra henna powder and extra henna paste. Frozen henna is good for many months.
- Do not use terps in your mix. It doesn’t help the stain in hair (only on skin) and it will give you a headache.
- Do not use any of these products on your eyelashes or eyebrows! It’s like having an eyeful of mud!
Each henna hair color kit contains:
- Pure Henna Powder - 100 grams
- Step by step, fully illustrated instructions.
- Application brush