Generations of the 1970s and 1980s remember well the experiments with this natural dye. For the sake of objectivity, it must be admitted that they did not always end successfully.Henna for hair, reviews of fashionistas of that time say, was somewhat of a surprise: you could never be sure of the final color. This product today has not lost its unpredictable qualities. However, if you know how henna for hair should be used correctly, the reviews are unambiguous: there will be no unpleasant surprises.
To begin with, let's say that our stores sell two types of henna - colored and colorless. The first is for hair coloring, the second is for treatment. But in both cases, in a bag, we buy a dried and crushed lawson plant. For coloring, its leaves are used, for healing - stems.
Indian henna for hair (by the way, the ability to transform your hair in this way came to us from this country) can color your curls in red in different shades. The result depends on factors such as staining time (the longer you keep the product on your head,the more intense the color will turn out) and the original hair color. However, if you add certain ingredients to henna diluted with water (this procedure must be carried out at the rate of 100 ml of warm water per 25 grams of product), you can get a variety of colors.
Golden-honey shade will come out if henna is diluted not with water, but with chamomile infusion. To prepare it, you need to insist two tablespoons of flowers in 100 ml of boiling water for two hours. Dilute a pack of henna (25 grams) with warm liquid and immediately apply to the head. Metal utensils, as in the case of modern paints, cannot be used, this tool tends to oxidize quickly, as a result, you can get the most unpredictable result.
Henna for hair, reviews of women confirm, it can also give a bright red, burgundy color. To do this, you need to dilute the product not with water, but with either red wine, or infusion of hibiscus, or beetroot juice or cocoa. However, they must be preheated. But a dark chestnut color is easy to get if you dilute henna with warmed kefir.
A separate story is the exposure time of such a product as henna for hair. Reviews of women who constantly dye their hair in this way contain a recommendation: it should remain on the head for as long as you decide, constantly watching the change in shade. In this case, the hair must be “dressed” in polyethylene and wrapped in a warm towel.
But colored henna for hair, as mentioned above, is not the only hypostasis of this product. There is alsocolorless, which in a short time can significantly improve our hair, giving it strength and shine. You need to use it in the same way as color - stir in warm water and apply for 20-30 minutes on the head, wrapped in a warm towel. If you carry out such a procedure twice a week for a month, your hair will thank you with a brilliant look, literally and figuratively of the word.
Such a result cannot always be given by expensive care products advertised in the media. And henna, which makes its use especially pleasant, is quite inexpensive. Its inconvenient application is somewhat embarrassing, after all, this powder does not dissolve at all in water. But this can easily be helped by adding a few drops of any vegetable oil or honey to the mixture.