Avigal 100% Natural Henna 4.5oz Can - Cognac
THE NATURAL WAY TO COLOR YOUR HAIR
Chemical-based hair color is not an option for many consumers: allergies, pregnancy, color-resistant hair, and sensitive scalps prevent many from using chemical colors. A new study linking chemical color to brain tumors is now impelling many former users to search for a viable alternative. Happily, there is an answer: henna, the natural hair colorant.
What is henna?
Pulverized leaves, roots and stems of the Lawsonia plant family: Lawsonia Inermis, Lawsonia Elba and Lawsonia Spinoza. When mixed with hot water and applied to the hair in a paste mixture, these leaves create subtle and natural highlights to all shades of hair without drying or chemically altering the structure of the hair.
How do you get 13 shades of henna?
When 3 basic shades; Red, Black and Natural are mixed in various proportions, you are able to achieve 13 shades.
If hair is bleached or unusually dry, use a deep
conditioner before adding color. Henna coats the
hair and will lock in the moisture of conditioner.
MAKE SURE HAIR IS DRY
Henna is most effective when applied to dry hair. If hair
needs washing, shampoo and dry before applying henna.
BRUSH HAIR BRISKLY
Brush hair thoroughly to rid of dust and build-up.
TIMING IS KEY
The longer you leave in henna, the more intense the final
shade will be. Shorter time will result in a lighter shade.
Dark hair takes longer to absorb. Light hair absorbs faster.
1. Gather materials; you will need:
henna, a non-metallic mixing bowl,
a wooden or plastic spoon, rubber gloves,
aluminum foil, boiling water and shampoo.
2. Cut piece of aluminum foil approximately
the length of your arm. Put aside until after
3. For fine, short hair, use 3.5oz. (4 heaping tablespoons)
For shoulder-length hair, use 4.5oz. (6 heaping tablespoons)
For thick, shoulder-length hair, use 9oz. (8 heaping tablespoons)
For very, long, thick hair, use 17oz. (16 heaping tablespoons)
4. Put henna in bowl. Add boiling water,
gradually stirring (like mixing dough) until
mixture reaches the consistency of sour
cream. Proper mixing is important - mix
thoroughly for 5-7 minutes.
5. Put gloves on, apply mixture to dry hair.
Start application at the crown of head and
always work over a sink to prevent mess.
6. Work henna into hair. Continue
clockwise in a circular direction.
7. After henna has been applied to
each section, pile hair like a pyramid.
8. Wrap hair with aluminum foil to seal
natural body heat. For best results, henna
should remain on hair for recommended
time length. Refer to color chart.
9. Unwrap head, rinse thoroughly with warm water,
until water runs clear. For maximum color and sheen,
wait 24 hours to shampoo. Henna will continue coating
hair shaft. Color will begin to fade in 6 weeks. Re-apply
in 4-6 weeks for stronger and vibrant hair.