Using henna instead of commercial dye has numerous benefits for your well-being, as you avoid harsh ingredients, such as peroxide or ammoniac which tend to have a negative impact on the strength of your hair. Henna powder is made from leaves and is incredibly easy to use at home. What is more, the hair color resulted from henna lasts up for 3 months and is very effective in hiding gray hairs. Despite its natural origins, henna can provide a lot of hair shades if combined properly.
In order to obtain this homemade dye, you will need henna powder and the juice from a squeezed lemon. Here are the three easy steps you need to follow in order to dye your hair with henna at home:
Dye your Hair with Henna in 3 Easy Steps
- Mix the henna powder with the lemon juice until you get a thick composition. The lemon juice helps the dye stick to the hair. The composition is obtained using a plastic container covered for at least 8 hours. You can prepare the dye the night before using it.
- Thoroughly wash your hair, without using conditioner, and dry it with a towel. Part your hair into different sections and begin applying the mixture from the roots to the ends. After you applied it all over your hair, wrap it in a plastic foil and cover it with a towel.
- Leave the dye on for one hour, depending on the instructions written on the package, then wash the hair to remove the color from your scalp and skin. In order to avoid dye stains on your skin, you can apply a thin layer of vaseline.
Don’t forget to always wear gloves, because henna is also used for tattoos and cannot be easily removed. Last but not least be careful with your clothes, since dye stains, even of natural origin, penetrate their fabric.