Henna has been used since the Bronze Age to colour skin, hair and fingernails. Henna;s colouring properties are due to Lawson, a burgundy organic compound that has an affinity for bonding with protein. The colour that results from dying with henna can fall into a broad spectrum, from auburn, to orange, burgundy, chestnut brown.
How it works
HENNA FOR HAIR: Henna is an excellent herbal conditioner and colorant. It nourishes the hair making it shiny, soft and silky. Henna repairs and seals the cuticle, thus helps in healing hair shaft, preventing hair breakage. Henna balances the pH of the scalp, thus, preventing premature hair fall, graying and dandruff. It also reverses the effects of pollution on hair as well as dryness due to excessive blow drying, dyeing etc. Henna also has anti-fungal and preservative properties.
Common side effects
HAIR CONDITIONING: Mix henna with curd or water to make a paste and apply it all over the head, wearing hand gloves. Rinse the mixture off your hair after an hour or so. You might have to wash your hair a couple of times, before you get rid of all the henna from your hair. Oil hair post wash for better gloss & shine.HAIR DYING: To colour your hair dark, mix the henna powder, lemon juice, coffee and water in an iron skillet to make a paste and let it stay overnight.However if you wish to colour vibrant reddish brown do not use skillet or any iron utensil. Apply it all over the head, wearing hand gloves. Rinse the mixture off your hair after an hour or so.HENNA FOR BODYART (TEMPORARY TATTOOS): The paste can be applied with many traditional and modern motifs with innovative tools, including toothpick, a cone, Jac bottle or fingers.