How To Use Henna

How To Use Henna Hair Color For Hair/Beard/Mustache

Here are the detailed instructions on how to prepare and use Natural Nirvaan henna to color your hair. Please refer to the color chart which shows the combinations of hair colors you can use by mixing different proportions of  henna and indigo.

Ingredient: Henna/Lawsonia Inermis        Package comes with shower cap, gloves and instructions.

Please click on the color chart below to get an idea of the color possibilities.*

 

Choose Your Henna Hair Color! Click On Chart To Enlarge
Choose Your Henna Hair Color! Click On Chart To Enlarge

Proportions Of Henna & Indigo To Mix For Varying Colors

• 100% Henna =  Red

• 2/3 Henna + 1/3 Indigo = Burgundy

• 1/2 Henna + 1/2 Indigo = Dark Brown

• 2/3 Indigo + 1/3 Henna = Brown

• Henna Followed By Indigo In a 2-step Process = Darkest Brown To Black

Remember the more henna you use in the mixture, the resulting color will move towards burgundy and deep red. The more indigo you use, the darker the shade will be from browns to the deepest black.

So, in other words, the above proportions are a guideline. You may adjust proportions to create colors that are variations above. Do a strand test to figure out the exact shade you want.** It may sound like a bit of work compared to just buying a box from the grocery store and using that. But a little a extra time invested on a 100% pure, botanical product that gives you great results is well worth it.

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How Much Product Should You Use

• 50 grams of total product (so if you’re using a mix of henna and indigo, then the total should add up to 50 grams) will color your beard and mustache.

• 100 grams of total product will color short hair.

• 200 grams of total product will color shoulder length to mid-back length hair.

• 400 grams will color waist length hair.

The proportions you need may vary depending on the thickness of your hair too.

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How To Mix Henna Hair Dye & Color Your Hair With Pure Henna

Mix henna with water and orange or lemon juice (more water, less juice or 8:2 ratio) to make a thick yoghurt-like paste, let it develop for 8-12 hours. Then apply to your hair, covering every strand and head in a thick layer.

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How To Use Indigo & Henna Together

Pre-prepare henna as described above and when you’re ready to apply it to your hair, mix indigo powder with water and a pinch of salt separately (in another container/bowl) to make a paste the consistency of yoghurt. Add this immediately to the pre-prepared henna paste and mix well so the two mixes have blended well to form a uniform color (developed henna has a brown color and indigo paste is dark green). As soon as the paste has blended into an uniform color, put on the enclosed gloves and apply the paste to your hair, covering every strand.

After either of the above processes, cover your head with the enclosed shower cap. Leave it on for at least 3 hours. Rinse off well under the shower and wash the remaining paste off with a conditioner. True hair color will settle in after a few days.

Use same process described above for beard and mustache and cover with plastic wrap.

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*Important: Please note, that your hair color results will depend on your original hair color, it’s variations in shade etc. because henna is a translucent dye that binds to your hair protein to create the resulting shade. So the color you will end up with will be your very own and naturally beautiful! For example, iff you and your friend have slightly varying shades of medium brown and you apply the exact same mix, both your hair colors will vary slightly.

**How To Do A Strand Test?

Collect the hair from your hairbrush and follow the same directions above to make a paste with a small amount of product, apply prepared paste to the collected hair, wash and dry and test to see if that’s the color you want.

How To Test For Individual Allergies

Use a small portion of the powder and follow the instructions above to make a paste, after the paste has developed apply to inner elbow, leave it on for an hour. If no itching or adverse reactions occur, you’re good to go.

You’ve made the best decision for your health and wellness by switching to chemical-free Natural Nirvaan products.

Beauty should always be in harmony with your health!