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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.