Henna for Hair

What is Henna?

Henna powder comes from the, dried and powdered leaves of the lawsonia inermis plant found in hot, dry climates. The red dye molecule, lawsone, in henna penetrates the hair shaft and binds to the keratin in the hair, making it stronger. It also fills in gaps in the cuticle of the hair shaft making it smoother which in turn makes the hair appear shinier. Henna is also known to cure dandruff because of its anti-fungal properties. So for naturals who suffer from time to time with it this is a great natural alternative to harsh, drying shampoos.

How to Prepare

  • 100-200 grams of henna (usually 100 grams for medium length hair and 150-200 grams for longer hair)

  • ½ - 1 cup of warm water

  • ½ -1 cup of lemon juice

  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey/sugar

  • a plastic spoon

  • plastic gloves

  • a plastic or glass bowl

(Do not use a metal spoon or bowl as this could affect the colour)

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