Source: Mountain Rose Herbs
All of our certified organic henna blends are based upon the Lawsonia inermis plant, a shrub that grows in the deserts of the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa. This plant contains hannatannic acid and, when mixed with hot water, will coat the hair. Henna seals in oils and tightens the cuticle giving your hair a rich, healthy shine. Our henna is not suitable for temporary tattooing.
A henna application will blend naturally and fade gradually without noticeable regrowth. The color may last up to three months and can be applied every 4-6 weeks if desired. Switching from chemical hair colors to organic herbal hair colors may require multiple applications to obtain the desired shade and is dependent on hair condition. If chemicals have not been used in the past, henna should cover in the first application. Henna can color gray, but may take multiple applications.
We strongly recommend a strand test before doing a full application.
HOW MUCH HENNA SHOULD I USE?
Shorter hair: 1-2 oz.
Medium-length hair: 3-5 oz.
Long hair: 6-9 oz.
Choose from: Black, Blonde, Brown, Chestnut, Henna, or Wine Red.
Suitable for all hair colors: Black and Henna.
Suitable for blonde hair: Blonde, Brown, Chestnut, and Wine Red.
Suitable for brown hair: Brown and Chestnut.
Suitable for red hair: Wine Red.
HOW HENNA IS COLORED
All of our certified organic henna contains Lawsonia inermis. Other botanical ingredients are included to create the many different shades.
Aloe (Aloe barbadensis): Nutrient.
Beet Root (Beta vulgaris): Natural colorant.
Cassia (Cassia auriculata): Natural colorant, conditioner, and nutrient.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Natural colorant, conditioner, and nutrient.
Amla (Emblica officinalis): Conditioner and nutrient.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus): Conditioner.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa): Natural colorant.
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria): Natural colorant.
Henna (Lawsonia inermis): Natural colorant, conditioner, and nutrient.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Conditioner.
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia): Natural colorant.
Ziziphus (Ziziphus spina-christi): Conditioner and nutrient.
HOW HENNA WORKS
This natural hair coloring process forms a protective coat of rich semi-permanent color around each hair strand. It easily adheres to the hair cuticle and penetrates the cortex region of the hair and develops color easily by natural oxidation. The color is not permanent; it washes out gradually and will not stain or leave any residue on hair.
HOW DO I COLOR MY HAIR WITH HENNA?
Henna may be applied to damp or dry hair that is clean. Towel dry if needed. Apply cream or oil around the hairline, ears, and neck to avoid staining your skin.
Mix the henna with lukewarm water, approximately 104 degrees, and stir to make the creamy texture paste.
Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands.
Separate hair into one inch thick sections.
Using a brush, begin at the scalp and paint henna paste onto hair from roots to ends.
Continue applying until all hair is thickly coated with the henna mixture.
Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline. Cover hair with a shower cap.
Timing by color:
-Darker Colors: Leave on for 60-90 minutes.
-Lighter Colors: Leave on for 30-60 minutes.
Rinse hair thoroughly with clean plain water. Allow to air dry.
For external use only. Do not use around the eyes or on cut or abraded scalp. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. Not to be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows. In case of eye contact, rinse with plenty of water. Conduct a sensitivity test before using this product.