Tuesday, 16 February 2016

How to Dye Your Hair Naturally

how to dye your hair naturally
Preparing the henna dye:
  1. Pour 1 can of coconut milk in a bowl, then add 150 to 200 grams of henna powder and 1 to 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  2. With a spoon, mix the ingredients well into a thick paste and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  3. Allow the mixture to sit overnight at room temperature for best results, or at least let it sit for 4 to 5 hours for the dye to release.

Applying the henna
  1. Part your hair down the middle of your scalp into two sections, bringing each section to either side of your shoulders.
  2. Put on a pair of gloves for applying the henna to protect your fingers and nails from staining.
  3. Starting with the right side, lift a 2-inch section of your hair from the crown and begin coating your hair with the henna.
  4. Once the section is completely coated, twist it with your fingers and coil it into a bun on the top of your head.
  5. Start moving down from the crown, parting a 2-inch section each time, repeating the coating and twisting process, and each time coiling them around the same first bun.
  6. Repeat the process with the left side of your hair. When done, you should have one big henna mound on the top of your head.
  7. Wrap a plastic wrap on your head (or use a shower cap for shorter hair) and keep it on for at least 5 to 6 hours. For best results, sleep with it overnight.
Rinsing:
  1. Rinse your hair with plain cool water.
  2. Do not wash your hair with shampoo or conditioner for the next 32 hours.
  3. Your hair will initially come out tinted with color and darker than it was, and the color will become deeper within 2 to 3 days. The color, along with the quality, will only grow richer when you start applying henna to your hair regularly.
Additional Tips
  • Always use organic henna, preferably one that also contains herbs like bhringraj, amla, shikakai and brahmi.
  • Thoroughly wash and brush your hair before application. Henna sticks better to detangled and clean hair.
  • If you have an excessively oily scalp, forego the coconut milk, which can exacerbate the oiliness. Simply add water.
  • If you have an excessively dry scalp, you may add ¼ cup of hemp seed oil or olive oil to the mixture for extra moisture.
  • Apple cider vinegar is a suitable alternative to lemon juice.
  • One can of plain whole milk is a suitable alternative to coconut milk.
  • Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of clove, ginger or cinnamon powder to the mix to eliminate the smell of henna, if you so desire.
  • Cover your pillow with a towel for the next 2 to 3 days as the henna might stain your covers.
  • Avoid using chemical-based hair products in your day-to-day routine. They can hamper the efficacy of natural products, like henna.
  • SOURCE:TOP10 HOME REMEDIES