If you have not yet surrendered to this form of natural coloringwe hope this post will show you how simple it really is!
We know that the first application may seem complicated because the process is different from conventional chemical dyes, but we are sure that once you try it you will realize that, besides the fantastic results, applying natural dyes can also be very easy. henna is not that complicated.
How to use henna?
Choose to apply henna on dry hair, on a day when it has not been washed - ideally, the last wash was two days ago.
What you'll need:
- A bowl to make the mixture
- A hairbrush or your gloved hands
- A towel (that you don't mind getting dirty)
- Yours favorite henna + a hot cup of tea
- Mix the henna with the hot tea, you can also use just water if you prefer. The ideal ratio is 3 tablespoons to 3/4 cup of liquid. If you are looking for a dark color, try using black tea. If you are looking for a lighter shade, use chamomile infusion. A mixture must have a consistency like mud or Greek yogurt - you want it neither too liquid, so it doesn't run, nor too thick, so you can apply it well. You can always adjust the consistency, with more liquid or more henna.
Let the mixture cool down and it is ready to be applied!
- Separate your hair into different parts, and brush each part with the henna. mixture mixture you prepared, from the roots to the ends. In the following applications you can even touch up just the root.
- Secure your hair and cover with a cap or even cling film and then put the towel on. Wait for 3 hours (yes, it may seem like a long time, but believe me it goes by fast!).
- After this time, wash your hair well and apply your conditioner conditioner.