HOW TO MIX HENNA FOR DARK BROWN HAIR:

Ingredients:

Henna powder

Tea and coffee decoction

Gloves

Instructions:

  • Put henna in an iron bowl.

  • Next, add freshly boiled tea and coffee decoction.

  • Cover the lid with cover.
  • Leaving it around 6-7 hours or overnight helps to release dye from the henna powder.

  • Wear gloves and separate your hair into small sections, about 1″- 2″ in width so that you get maximum coverage.

  • Using either your hands or brush, apply henna from root to tips.
  • Continue this until all of the mixture is evenly applied and covers your entire head.
  • Leave it for 40-45 minutes.

  • Rinse the hair with cold water and never use a shampoo or conditioner.

  • Let the hair air dry and apply oil and leave it overnight on your head.

  • Next day, shampoo and condition your hair.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS/NATURAL ENHANCERS THAT YOU CAN ADD IN YOUR HENNA MIXTURE

OIL OF YOUR CHOICE:(Almond, Olive etc):

  • Adding about 2 tablespoons of ay essential oil of your choice to the mix is great for dry hair

and damaged tresses.

  • It also makes the henna glide on easy and rinse out quicker than usual.
  • It also acts as a detangler even after the hair is rinsed.

EGG

  • An egg can also help quench dry hair and acts as a power-packed protein rinse

YOGURT:

  • Yogurt helps in reducing frizzies and aids in application. Just add about 3 tablespoons per 4 ounces of henna.

CLOVE POWDER:

  • Adding clove powder into henna will deepen and enhance the color.

BEETROOT:

  • Adding beetroot into henna gives burgundy color to your hair

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:

  • Adding about 2 tablespoons of vinegar boosts henna’s staying power in grey hair.

LEMON:

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice brightens blonde tones and helps to combat brassiness.

COFFEE:

  • Replacing water in the henna mixture with  coffee deepens auburn tones and adds deeper browns to your overall color.

TEA:

  • Try replacing the water in the mixture with rose hip tea, hibiscus tea, or even red-hued fruit teas to make your auburn hues gorgeous.
  • Try a black tea – For more golden brown highlights.
  • Try chamomile tea-For brighten blonde hair and add some highlights

MOLASSES:

  • 3 tablespoons of molasses enhances and adds depth to red tones.

ALL ABOUT HENNA::HOW TO MIX APPLY AND RINSE HENNA FROM HAIR

  • Herbal henna darkens hair acts as natural hair conditioner controls dandruff and also prevents hair loss.
  • Due to natural cooling effect of the herbs used, improves eyesight and gives sound sleep.

MIXING THE HENNA:

Ingredients:

  • Henna powder

  • Iron kadai( If dark tint is required) else plastic or glass bowl

  • Hand gloves (if not available) tie plastic covers to your hands.

  • Tea Decoction (it also helps in minimizing smell of egg)/ Water

  • Egg (acts as power packed protein rinse)

  • Lemon juice (helps to brighten the color and helps in releasing dye)

  • Curd (helps to reduce frizziness and aids in application process)

  • Any essential Oil (helps to reduce dryness and damaged tresses)

Shower cap/plastic cover

Instructions:

  • Take required amount of henna as per your hair length in iron kadai or small bowl.

  • Henna requires some acid to release die from it. Adding lemon juice helps to release die from it.
  • So, add 1/4th cup of lemon juice to it to the henna powder.

  • Stir it well until they are completely mixed without any lumps.

  • Cover this paste with plastic wrap and leave it around 6-7 hours or leave it overnight.
  • Leaving it around 6-7 hours or overnight helps to release dye from the henna powder.

  • Later remove the cover and add egg, curd, oil of your choice, tea or coffee decoction/water to the mixture.

  • Mix it well until you get fine paste without any clumps.
  • If the paste is too thick add water, if it is too watery add some henna powder.

APPLYING THE HENNA:

  • Make sure that before applying henna your hair is clean and free from dust, oil.
  • If you do not want to go for hair coloring, you just need conditioning you can apply henna directly on oily hair.
  • The very first step wear gloves/plastic covers so that you can avoid from coloring of your hand.

  • Separate your hair into small sections, about 1″- 2″ in width so that you get maximum coverage.

  • Using either your hands or brush, apply henna from root to tips.

  • Continue this until all of the mixture is evenly applied and covers your entire head.
  • If there is extra, distribute it as evenly as you can throughout your hair.

  • Cover your head with plastic cover or with an old shower cap which keeps moist and  heat in.

  • For conditioning property, leave it around 30 minutes with or without cover.
  • For lighter shades, leave it around 35-40 minutes with cover, 1 hour without cover.
  • For darker shades, leave it around 45-50 minutes with cover, 80 minutes without cover.

HOW TO RINSE IT OUT:

  • Washing henna from the hair is messy job especially if you don’t know how to do it.
  • Use cold water for rinsing out and just use plain water.
  • Chemical products such as conditioner, shampoo, hair sprays, and hair perfumes should not be used after henna treatment.
  • The best way is stand under the shower. (OR)
  • You may also hold your head under a tap of running water.

  • Do not rub or try to loosen the henna with your hands, let the water itself loosen.
  • Once most of the henna is washed away gently move your palms through the hair shafts to remove any leftover henna and wash your hair as usual.
  • This gets rid of any residual henna and leaves your hair clean and shiny.

AFTER RINSING:

  • Henna makes your hair dry, so it is important to apply any essential oil of your choice after hair is dry.
  • It helps to moisturize your hair.
  • So, apply oil to your hair and leave it overnight.

  • Next day, shampoo your hair.

  • Do not forget conditioning hair.

  • Leave the conditioned hair around 4-5 minutes and wash hair with cold water.