Henna is a very good natural conditioner for the hair. Check out tips on henna hair coloring.
Henna Hair Coloring
Henna has been popular for coloring hair for centuries in the Middle East and in India. Using henna for nourishment
and coloring of the hair is part of the normal beauty regime in these
countries. Thanks to its attributes, henna has been used by both the
rich and the poor for centuries.
Henna is a very good natural conditioner for the hair. It strengthens
the hair, thanks to the presence of several nourishing constituents in
it. It has anti fungal properties which help in controling dandruff.
When you use henna on your hair it becomes easier to detangle and your
hair is more manageable. A natural dye, it dyes your hair a beautiful
and natural red.
Henna and Various Types of Hair
Henna, a natural product, acts differently from synthetic dyes. It coats
the hair with a transparent red coloring. As you repeatedly apply henna
on the hair, the color gets deeper. An advantage of using henna is that
it is natural. It conditions and colors your hair in a natural and safe
On dark hair henna gives red and reddish highlights.
- When applied on black or dark brown hair, the hair are dyed
auburn to burgundy with red highlights that are visible in the
- Henna dyes blond hair a natural red.
- Henna on red hair makes the hair a deeper red.
- Henna dyes white hair a natural red or a deep red
Ways of Using Henna
When using henna, you can make a paste to suit your hair type. Some
people who are concerned about their hair becoming dry, can add special
oils to their henna paste. People add floral water, eggs and other
natural dyes to their pastes to create the perfect paste. You can also
ask one of your friends to help you because applying henna could get
For keeping yourselves clean, drape your shoulders with a towel and wear
plastic gloves. You can preferably do a test on hair from your hair
brush before actually dying your hair. Begin at the bottom layers of
your hair and work your way up. Use henna paste to thin strips of hair
at a time. Apply evenly till all your hair is covered with henna.
- Mix warm lemon juice or warm water with henna paste. Allow paste
to on the hair for 2-12 hours. This depends on the dye release of
the henna powder.
- After making the paste, apply it to your hair wearing gloves.
Start from the back and move forward.
- Wash and rinse the paste out.