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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.

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HENNA FOR HAIR::ITS ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES ON HAIR


           Are you looking for a way to strengthen and condition your hair without the use of

harsh chemicals. Henna might be just the thing for you.

  • Henna is essential cosmetic item and popular in women.
  • Henna is mostly used for its dyeing effect on hair.
  • It renders reddish brown color to dark hair.
  • The reason henna is effective in promoting hair growth is that, it can blend well with the

natural proteins in hair, thereby stimulating hair growth.

  • Regular use of henna is known to make hair stronger and healthier.

ADVANTAGES OF HENNA ON HAIR:

Henna has several benefits in hair care.

STRONGER HAIR:

  • It adds strength to hair strands. 
  • This thickens the strand providing strength and volume to the hair.

SMOOTHER HAIR:

  • The henna helps in treating rough spots on the cuticle. 
  • Cuticle with rough edges is smoothed over and the hair feels smoother.

CONDITIONING PROPERTY RESULTING IN SHINING HAIR:

  • Henna is an excellent herbal conditioner.
  • It nourishes the hair and makes them soft and silky.

PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH:

  • Henna helps in the cure of hair loss.
  • It also promotes hair growth.

BALANCING PROPERTY:

  • It helps in balancing pH of the scalp and treating scalp problems like dryness and dandruff.
  • In addition to this, herb restricts hair breakage and adds glow to the hair.

ABSENCE OF FADING PROPERTY:

  • People using red chemicals dyes know how badly they fade. 
  • Henna may fade a little after the first application, but after the second application

fades very little.

ABSENCE OF CHEMICALS:

  • Henna is a natural hair dye.
  • Chemical dyes are not only damages hair, they can also cause scalp burns, allergic reactions,

and recent studies have linked long term usage of chemicals leads to cancer.

HELPS IN MANAGING YOUR HAIR:

Henna can help to loosen the curl pattern of hair and making it more manageable.

DRAWBACKS OF HENNA POWDER ON HAIR:

While there are benefits, there are also some drawbacks.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Henna can be hard to apply evenly on your own.
  • It can be a huge mess, and is tiring on the arms and neck.

LONG PROCEDURE:

  • Finding your ideal mix, dye release time, application time, rinsing method, all require some time. 
  • So, it tends to be long procedure for the people who are busy with their work.

DRY HAIR:

  • Some people report dry hair after using henna. 
  • So, you must follow up with a moisturizing by using deep conditioner.

SMELL:

  • Some people love it, some people hate it.
  • But the smell of henna lingers in your hair for awhile after the application.
  • Most people feel it has a smell somewhat like grass or hay.


HENNA FOR HAIR::ITS ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES ON HAIR


           Are you looking for a way to strengthen and condition your hair without the use of

harsh chemicals. Henna might be just the thing for you.

  • Henna is essential cosmetic item and popular in women.
  • Henna is mostly used for its dyeing effect on hair.
  • It renders reddish brown color to dark hair.
  • The reason henna is effective in promoting hair growth is that, it can blend well with the

natural proteins in hair, thereby stimulating hair growth.

  • Regular use of henna is known to make hair stronger and healthier.

ADVANTAGES OF HENNA ON HAIR:

Henna has several benefits in hair care.

STRONGER HAIR:

  • It adds strength to hair strands. 
  • This thickens the strand providing strength and volume to the hair.

SMOOTHER HAIR:

  • The henna helps in treating rough spots on the cuticle. 
  • Cuticle with rough edges is smoothed over and the hair feels smoother.

CONDITIONING PROPERTY RESULTING IN SHINING HAIR:

  • Henna is an excellent herbal conditioner.
  • It nourishes the hair and makes them soft and silky.

PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH:

  • Henna helps in the cure of hair loss.
  • It also promotes hair growth.

BALANCING PROPERTY:

  • It helps in balancing pH of the scalp and treating scalp problems like dryness and dandruff.
  • In addition to this, herb restricts hair breakage and adds glow to the hair.

ABSENCE OF FADING PROPERTY:

  • People using red chemicals dyes know how badly they fade. 
  • Henna may fade a little after the first application, but after the second application

fades very little.

ABSENCE OF CHEMICALS:

  • Henna is a natural hair dye.
  • Chemical dyes are not only damages hair, they can also cause scalp burns, allergic reactions,

and recent studies have linked long term usage of chemicals leads to cancer.

HELPS IN MANAGING YOUR HAIR:

Henna can help to loosen the curl pattern of hair and making it more manageable.

DRAWBACKS OF HENNA POWDER ON HAIR:

While there are benefits, there are also some drawbacks.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Henna can be hard to apply evenly on your own.
  • It can be a huge mess, and is tiring on the arms and neck.

LONG PROCEDURE:

  • Finding your ideal mix, dye release time, application time, rinsing method, all require some time. 
  • So, it tends to be long procedure for the people who are busy with their work.

DRY HAIR:

  • Some people report dry hair after using henna. 
  • So, you must follow up with a moisturizing by using deep conditioner.

SMELL:

  • Some people love it, some people hate it.
  • But the smell of henna lingers in your hair for awhile after the application.
  • Most people feel it has a smell somewhat like grass or hay.