How to Dye Your Hair With Henna
Henna powder is a natural dying material which is used for dying the hairs. Henna is also used widely for body arts. The variety of henna that is used for body arts is highly recommended for dying the hair as it is pure and can be safely used on your hairs. Dying the hair with henna will not only impart the color but also gives you a shiny, vibrant, healthy and soft hair.
Tips to Make the Henna
The amount of henna powder required for preparing the dye depends on the length and thickness of your hair. For a medium lengthened and thick hair, 500 grams of henna is required. Add the henna powder to a plastic container and mix it with citrus juice. Juices like lemon juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice etc can be used. Instead of plastic container you can also use iron vessels and it will give more dark color to the dye. Then make a paste that has the consistency of yogurt. Keep the paste covered with a plastic wrap and leave it for overnight at a temperature of 70 degree F which is the normal room temperature. This allows the dye to set properly and also helps to add long lasting effects on the hair.
For adding extra nutrient while dying your hair you can use juice taken from dried Indian gooseberry too. You can even add egg white to this henna powder.
How to Apply the Henna
You have to apply henna on clean hair and hence wash and dry your hair. Comb your hair in to sections and apply henna with the help of a brush or squeeze bottle or even a piping bag may work. Apply henna thick on the scalp starting from the back of the head. Smear the henna on the hairs with your hands. Remember to put gloves on your hand otherwise it may stain your hand. Spread henna paste on each and every section of your hair and make sure that the entire hair and scalp is fully covered with the henna paste.
Wrap the hair with a cap and leave it for two hours. This will keep the henna moist and warm and thus makes the processing easier. Then rinse the hair with enough water and then with shampoo. This will make your hair colored while leaving it soft and smooth.