Many at-home colouring kits have a high concentration of chemicals, which can put your curls at risk.
Using Henna means choosing a risk-free alternative to chemical dyes because Henna is a plant.
Unlike most synthetic dyes; 100% Body Art Quality [BAQ] Henna does not damage hair, it can be safely incorporated into any hair care regimen, plus it can be done as often as you desire!
I love 100% BAQ Moroccan henna powder because:
• It has a quick dye release
• Blends well with indigo to create brown to black tones
• Good choice for those not wanting intense red tones
• Yields orange-red tones on its own
• Easily washes out of hair
• Conditions hair
• Loosens curl pattern
• Thicker hair
• Protects your hair from the elements
• Reduces split ends
• Gets rid of dandruff
• Kills lice
Henna Gloss Recipe
For those who want all the benefits of Henna without the colour:
50g. 100% BAQ Moroccan Henna
1 tbsp. Certified Organic Honey
½ cup Aubrey Organics conditioner
1/8 cup Green tea
[Double this recipe if you have longer hair]
1. Pre-poo with Coconut oil overnight.
2. Mix the henna and green tea together to create a thick paste.
3. Add the honey, then the conditioner, and mix well.
4. After cleaning and rinsing your hair with gloved hands, apply Henna in sections to wet hair. Be sure to coat hair from the roots to the ends.
5. Cover hair with a shower cap, plastic wrap or old towel to maintain heat.
6. For best results leave in overnight, or for 4-5 hours.
7. When timing is completed, rinse out thoroughly with tons of conditioner & warm water, do this repeatedly until the henna is all washed out.
Henna can be drying; washing it out with conditioner several times helps to tackle this problem.
If using Henna on Grey or White Hair:
Pour 50g Henna into a glass or plastic bowl.
Gradually add boiling coffee or tea to the Henna powder.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix thoroughly to a creamy soup-like consistency
(More liquid can be added if the mixture is too thick).
Substitute Coffee or Tea for Water to add these effects:
Coffee helps to tone down red tones, deepens brown-red tones, & cover grey.
Use brewed, black coffee or espresso (not instant or decaffeinated). After coffee or espresso is brewed, bring it to a boil. Mix as directed above.
Remember the water, tea or coffee should be brought to a boil. The amount you use is up to you. More can be added if the mixture thickens. Apply Henna while warm, not hot. The electric Thermo Heat Cap can improve colour and conditioning.
Apple Cider Vinegar – To help all colours hold on to grey hair, add 1-2 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar to Henna mixture.
Dry or Damaged Hair – Add 1 Egg or 1-2 tbsp of Olive Oil or 1-2 tbsp of Plain Yogurt to the Henna mixture. These natural ingredients condition and help with the application and rinsing processes.
Chlorine - To help the colour last longer, avoid swimming and showering in chlorinated water.
To get fabulous black hair using Henna+Indigo (another plant-based hair colourant), click HERE.
Looking for a salon that offers Henna colouring as a service in Toronto?
Visit The Curl Bar | 33A Sherbourne Street | Toronto, Ontario |M5A 4J4 | Tel: 416.777.CURL