The Art of Ayurvedic Mehndi for Hair Health
If you are playing with the idea of dyeing your hair but are hesitant to cover your hair in chemicals, then you might want to try a more natural option. An alternative to chemical or synthetic hair dying is using henna on your hair. Henna powder is made from the powdered leaves of the Lawsonia inermis tree. This powder can be made into a paste that is known locally in the Indian culture as mehndi.
Henna has been used in Indian cultures as a means to create exquisite patterned body art by staining the skin a dark reddish-brown color. This product can also be used to color your strands. However, keep in mind as it is a natural hair colorant, it will be a different process to chemically dying your hair.
Benefits of Henna
If you use henna regularly on your hair then you will notice that the strands of your hair start to thicken and strengthen. You might even notice that your hair growth increases. This is because henna boasts some pretty impressive benefits when it comes to promoting hair health. Henna powder, when used regularly helps in balancing the PH balance of your hair which reduces dry scalp and dandruff. Moreover, henna has anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties, which when used regularly in your hair helps detoxify your hair and remove excess oil. It also has the ability to help your hare lock in moisture and prevent breakage and split ends.
How to dye your hair with henna powder
First make sure that your hair is clean or recently washed so there is no remaining product in your hair. We suggest applying the henna to your strands when wet as it is easier to manage. Before starting we suggest you comb your hair; and put-on rubber gloves as well as an old t-shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- Mix your Pure Henna powder with water until you have a thick paste.
- Apply this paste to quarter sections of your hair, one quarter at a time. Begin at the center of your head, directly at your scalp and then methodically work the paste through the rest of your hair. Gently work the paste into your scalp and the rest of your hair. You may need to re-apply more henna or make more mixture if you have particularly long locks.
- Gather all your henna covered strands and wrap your locks in an old towel that you don’t mind getting stained. It is crucial that you keep your hair moist during this period and not let the henna powder dry out. Leave the henna mixture on for at least an hour and up to seven. Make sure that you don’t have any henna mixture on your skin, as this will stain your skin while you dye your hair.
- Then wash thoroughly until all the henna mixture is gone from your hair. Wash and condition your hair in warm water and begin boasting your warm brown to strawberry blond locks!
We suggest you choose a pure and premium powder when choosing to dye your hair, as this will yield the best results. Have a look at our two pure henna products currently on offer. They are both made from the finest henna leaves sourced from Rajasthan, India.