Henna Natural Hair Colour ~ 100g
Henna is made from the pulverised leaves of the Henna plant (Lawsonia species). The use of henna and other herbs as colouring agents and conditioners have a long history. It was used extensively in ancient Egypt; Cleopatra and Nefertiti are reputed to have enhanced their beauty with it.
Pure henna is an excellent conditioner for the hair. It protects the ends from splitting and gives a glorious shine.
Set aside several hours. Follow instructions as below.
Henna Black: A blend of: Lawsonia inermis (86%) and Indigo (14%)
Henna Red: A blend of: Lawsonia inermis (86%), Rhubarb (10%), Centaurea (1%), Litmus (1%), and Lichen (2%)
Henna Chocolate: Information coming
Absolutely no petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances. No animal testing. No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only. Use only as directed. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Tips on Using Herbal Hair Colours
Pure henna is an excellent conditioner for the hair. It protects the ends
from splitting and gives a glorious shine. It adds red colour to the body of
your hair, giving different effects depending on your own hair colour:
- On black hair it imparts reddish tones which will show particularly well in the sunlight
- Brown hair becomes auburn and fair hair red
- It gives shine and brightness to red hair
In general, henna fades gently over 2 - 3 months, thereby minimising the effect of unsightly regrowth.
Do not use henna on bleached, chemically treated or very grey hair.
The following ingredients may be used to modify the henna colour:
- Red Wine - use in place of water to impart burgundy tones.
- Ground Coffee - dulls the red tones and gives a darker hue.
- Beetroot Juice - (not tinned) will help impart a plum colour.
The following hair colours are a blend of herbs and henna which have
been blended for your convenience.
- Burgundy recommended for medium to dark brown hair.
- Chestnut Brown recommended for dark blonde to light brown hair and to
- maintain brown hair colour.
- Black is recommended for brown to black hair.
- Golden Brown recommended for light brown hair.
- Dark Brown recommended for light brown or darker hair.
- Clear Henna is recommended for all hair colours to impart condition and
- shine. Does not colour the hair.
Because the effect of natural dyes is unpredictable, it is essential to do a
strand test first so that the nature of your hair in terms or receptivity to the
dye can be gauged.
Mix about a teaspoonful of the herbal hair colour with a small amount of boiling water and mix into a paste. Apply the henna to a tiny section of your hair, wrap in foil and after one hour rinse off and check the colour. In this way you can see exactly how long you should leave the henna on to achieve the desired shade and whether that shades suits you.
How to use Herbal Hair Colours
- Set aside several hours.
- Prepare the utensils. You will need plastic or rubber gloves, a wooden spoon, an old towel, old clothes, and a plastic shower cap or cling film with which to cover your hair.
- Before applying the herbal hair colour, rub cold cream or a vegetable oil around the hairline, so that the skin will not be stained. Make sure not to get any of this on the hair or the henna will not penetrate it.
- Mix the herbal hair colour powder with enough hot water to give it the consistency of a cake batter.
- You may mix a beaten egg throughout the mixture to give it a better consistency and extra conditioning qualities. when replacing water with wine or beetroot juice, replace the water completely, do not just water it down. The liquid should be hot.
- You may also add 20 mls of apple cider vinegar or the juice of half a lemon to every 50gms of herbal hair colour as it will enhance colour development.
- For dry hair you may prefer to use 20ml of sweet almond oil to every 50gm of henna in addition to the water
- Apply the mixture either with a henna brush or gloved fingers on to hair, which has been washed and dried. Apply to small sections at a time, starting from the roots. If possible, work from underneath to the top layers.
- Lastly, do the ends as these (in long hair) are often both lighter colourwise and our more porous taking the colour faster.
- Make sure the hair is evenly coated. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap or cling film as henna likes heat to develop the hair.
- For browner tones cover the hair with a hair net to allow oxygen to activate its colour. The ultimate colour of your hair depends on the original colour. Do not use on grey hair, tinted or bleached hair.
- Leave mixture on hair until completely dry.
- Rinse thoroughly, shampoo and condition.