Tips for hair coloring with Henna
More and more women who choose to dye her hair with natural products, regardless of harmful substances of chemical dyes. Probably the most popular among these alternatives is the henna, as well as providing a very natural color serves to nourish the scalp. The only drawback is that the process is more difficult than when using traditional dyes; to help a few tips.
First, we must know that there is a big difference between henna natural dyes with henna. The latter contain chemicals equally aggressive than other dyes. It is therefore important that when buying the product we make sure that is done only with plant pigments. We can find them in specialized and local herbalists.
We also need to be aware that not discolor hair henna, but only paints providing red touches. If we mix these pigments with other herbs we can get different shades such as gold, brown or blond. Store in the know tell us how. The color we obtain also depend on the characteristics of each hair, especially if previously stained; if we apply on our natural color result it will be better.
How to dye her hair with Henna
To the mixture, we have to mix the henna powder with boiling water, and stir well to obtain a solid, thick paste without lumps. When cool, begin to apply with gloves, and on completely dry hair. We must do it from roots to ends, and as with any dye, it is recommended to apply a nourishing mask two days before using henna.
Keep in mind that this natural dye provides a natural reddish hue. To clear it can mix with chamomile or other substances that tells us the base plate. In this way, we can get a golden blond and even color. We’ll have to leave it for about an hour, during which it is advisable to stay in the sun, as this helps clarify hair. Then wash it with water.
If, otherwise, we would get darker, we can add one or two tablespoons of coffee to the mix (although the ideal is to follow the instructions of the base plate). We apply it on the hair, from roots to tips, and after an hour we can wash it thoroughly with water.
In any case, it is advisable to massage the hair and scalp while we still have the product in the head. In addition, it should cover with plastic wrap the area so that the effect is more intense and applying heat during the process.
Finally, keep in mind that henna dyed hair only for a maximum of 6 months, although as with other dyes, must be touched up every 4 to 6 weeks. It will disappear gradually with frequent washing, but we can prolong a little effect using a special shampoo made with this substance.
Do you dare to dye your hair with henna?