In 1972, henna was re-introduced to the consumer with amazing success. What had once been discarded as a primitive hair coloring process was once again a viable force in the beauty field. Fear over chemical side effects as well as a growing interest in healthy products helped to push henna into the limelight again, but the true leader of what became known as the "Henna Revolution" was and still is AVIGAL HENNA. New shrubs of the Lawsonia plant were discovered and developed, which gave life to different colors and shade gradations. AVIGAL HENNA took these shrubs and created a whole new look -- natural, vibrant highlights for every type of hair -- permed, bleached, tinted or virgin.
The basic difference between Avigal Henna and other hennas on the market is that Avigal Henna is 100% pure henna made from the finest quality henna available. Avigal Henna is the safest and most effective way to color and condition the hair. Simply add hot water to the henna powder, mix well and apply. Follow the time specified on the enclosed instruction sheet. If you use an external heat source, you can cut the processing time by 30%.
PERMED HAIR? You can apply Avigal Henna over permed hair without worry. In fact, Avigal Henna will lock in the perm, making the curl last longer. If you want to perm after a henna application, perm as usual and then reapply henna since the chemicals in the perm will strip the henna color from the hair.
GREY HAIR? Avigal Henna has developed 6 shades for single process use on grey hair: Natural, Hazel, Topaz, Champagne, Strawberry Blonde and Red. Each may be applied directly onto grey or graying hair for highlights ranging from extraordinary shine to rich red. Grey hair can also be darkened by the double process method.
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.
- 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.