NO MORE MISTAKES WITH NATURAL HAIR COLOR
Dye’ your hair naturally, with no chemicals, no dyes, no lead. Commercially available Hair Coloring uses chemicals that replace, remove, or enhance the natural pigments in the hair shaft. There are many effects that can result from their use:
- skin irritation
As well as the effects listed above, there are serious health issues which are problems from hair colorants. The risk simply does not need to be taken while there is some debate regarding the reality of the problems coloring.
There are publications regarding the dangers of hair dyes
- An FDA study that discovered acetate to be poisonous.
- Articles that refer to the growth of some types of cancer including blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder cancer, leukemia, and multiple myeloma as a result of hair dye usage.
- Prolonged use of permanent dark hair dyes could possibly double a person’s risk of having various kinds of blood cancer.
- Some experts suspect that bleaching hair can kill brain cells.
- A known human carcinogen, 4-ABP, was found in some home hair dyes.
What are they?
They’re plant powders that are mixed with lemon juice, water, and/or yogurt, on your home, to create a paste that is applied to your scalp and hair.
Because they are natural, and don’t strip the natural pigment from your hairwill depend on the color. For instance, henna alone used on hair that is white will create red, while henna on hair that is brownish will result in auburn hair.
They’re safe to use as often as you desire. If you receive a color that is not dark enough and color your hair, you can deepen it.
It does take a few days to realize the final color of your treatment, since the color will continue to settle into the hair shaft to get a few days, because of the oxidation procedure.
You’re most likely to discover that many hairdressers are”anti-henna” since they’ve only been subjected to”chemical” hennas mixed with dyes, lead acetate or other metallic fixants inside them. Our powders are leaf powders with no fixants or anything inside. You can be assured it is the highest quality and won’t give poor results.
As with any product, test for allergic reactions. You should also try the glue on a small sample of hair (take hair from your hairbrush for this) to find out what the resultant color is going to be on your hair.
If you are using Amla, or Indigo that you don’t have to premix the powder with lemon juice. ONLY HENNA or CASSIA NEED TO BE MIXED WITH LEMON JUICE AND SIT OVERNIGHT. Indigo and Amla can be mixed and combined with the henna when you’re ready to use it.
Whatever combination of powders you use, follow these guidelines in mixing:
100g combined powders for short hair
200g for collar length straight hair
500g for waist length hair
Please note that these are beginning guidelines and your hair may need more or less.
Cover the container of paste with plastic wrap and let it rest overnight at room temperature or in a warm location. This slow, acidic release will get you the best results. If you’re in a hurry, put it in a hot place, but NOT a hot location! Your henna will be ready in two hours at 95F.
Add a little at a time to obtain the right consistency.
For Indigo or Amla, simply mix with enough water to make a paste the consistency of yogurt. This does not need juice. Simply use warm water, adding a little at a time so it will not become too thin. Once your Indigo or Amlais mixed, you can stir all of your pastes together that you intend on mixing. Make sure that you stir it completely so that you do not get streaked hair.
You can also apply one paste , let it sit, rinse it out, and then apply another paste to your hair in a later time. If you use the pastes at separate times, you’ll get deeper or darker colour.
For instance, to find a very deep black hair colour, you should first colour your hair with henna, then color it with indigo after the henna’d hair has dried. If you don’t want as heavy of a black, you can just mix the henna and indigo together and apply as one paste.
This process can get messy, so wear gloves to avoid tattoing yourself with the paste. You can prepare smaller amounts to cover roots between full colorings. There is medical evaluation evidence that henna is relaxing, and can soothe headaches. The paste can feel heavy in your mind if you have a lot of hair.
You might want to section your hair for easier use. Start at the back and work the glue all the way into the scalp. Apply the paste thickly like frosting. More henna makes a richer blot and better coverage. Bring down the next section and pay that part.
Continue until all of your hair is covered, then pile all your hair onto the top of your head and wrap with plastic wrap. Clean off any exposed skin to prevent dyeing it.
If your hair is very resistant to dye, you may keep it on longer. Find a comfortable place and rest if you desire. If you’re planning on moving around, ensure you wrap the hair securely, or it will start to drip or seep out of the plastic.
Finally, wash the henna mix from your hair. You can jump in the shower or hang your head and rinse out most of it. Finish removing the paste by shampooing the last of it out.
Your hair will have a distinct odor to it. Simmer a teaspoon of lavender rosemary or bud powder in water if you dislike the smell of the paste/powder, strain out the plant residue, and rinse your hair to combat the herb-y smell. Before applying it or, you could add cinnamon into the glue.
In the beginning, hair dyed with henna may seem bright. If you used an mix, this will darken during the next few days. Body art quality henna dyes feet and hands easily, but not the nape of your neck or your ears. If you wiped the henna off, you won’t find anything. If it didn’t clean up, the stain will fade in three days or so.
Your hair will take to settle to the color that is true. This is the oxidation process like when an apple browns when exposed to air. Be patient and do not panic. The coloring might be done on a Friday night so that you can allow it to settle before heading back to work on Monday when you don’t have plans for the weekend. Longer applications mean colour. Apply henna like cake frosting.
This works on beards and mustaches, too!
Henna will stain skin, hair, and fingernails reddish-orange when blended with a liquid that is mildly acidic. It strengthens hair, adds shine, and is anti-fungal, helping eliminate problems like ring-worm, lice and dandruff. It strengthens the hair shaft as it colors, leaving your hair shiny, healthy, and beautif
Henna has been used as a temporary tattoo that was natural. Skin is painted with henna, and left to sit for a length of time. Then, the color is carried by the skin but fades with the sloughing of skin. It is frequently used in wedding rituals, and much more.
Indigo is to be used for textile dyeing and printing. Additionally it is a powder ground from many different plants. It’s used as a food coloring, called FD&C Blue No. 2 in the US. The sodium salt of indigo is used as a reagent in the testing of milk and as a dye in function testing. It may produce a wide assortment of colors, resulting in the hues in brunette colors when combined with amla or henna. It’s a basic, or paste, unlike henna, so it does not need juice to trigger it. It creates shine and strength along the hair shaft.
Amla includes a deciduous tree, which is called as Emblica Officinalis’ fruit. All parts of the plant are used for herbal preparations, including flowers, seed, leaves, root, bark and the fruit. It’s commonly used in capsules, shampoos, hair oils, and for fixing dyes in fabrics. It is also taken internally for many different reasons.
Employed with henna and indigo, it creates a brown. It is the best hair conditioner of nature. Use the paste weekly to protect, strengthen, and make shine in your hair. It can be made into an oil and applied to the hair every day. It has a smell like cranberries and tree bark. Amla enriches curls and waves, but could be used as a mask to tighten and firm skin on skin.
TO USE: after the henna sits overnight, mix in the amla (1/3 into 1/2 the amount of henna that you used to start) to it, then add water to make the mixture yogurt consistency. Complete the process as listed above.
Cassia is a wonderful conditioner for any hair, regardless of color. When mixed with water, cassia is a green leaf powder that smells strongly like mown grass. It doesn’t require lemon juice to trigger the color molecule, and is alkaline like Indigo.
It makes hair glossy and thick, shiny, silky and strong – damaged or bleached hair. Cassia has a yellow molecule. It won’t change the colour of red or dark hair, but will make gray or blonde hair turn golden. You can combine both fantastic outcomes and it together. The conditioning effects for about a month. Mix cassia and henna to make shades of coppery red and blonde, strawberry blond.
These plant powders give you hair without worrying about chemicals and the after effects and work great. Try it yourself, and you will be glad you did.