Mixing henna for use on hair, there are many options. Many ingredients may be added for the benefit of their conditioning, color enhancing and aromatic properties. These include but are not limited to:
Cinnamon, for enhancing brown tones and leaving your hair smelling like spice cake.
Coffee, for darkening & neutralizing gray.
Black tea, for deepening the color.
Jojoba, Walnut, Olive, Amla oil for conditioning.
Rosemary oil for conditioning and stimulating hair growth.
Beet juice, for dark purple and reds.
Red wine for red tones.
Cloves for dark reds & spice cake hair.
Chamomile & Turmeric for golden highlights (with neutral henna only)
Other options are:
Eggs, for protein & conditioning properties. It is important to note that eggs lessen the intensity of the color. I suggest a few tablespoons of your favorite non-coloring conditioner as a substitute.
Lemon juice as the basic liquid for mixing. The acidity of the lemon juice makes the henna paste “take” well to your hair.
Henna has been used to color hair for upwards of 6 millenia!
Contrary to what many hairdressers say, those who use henna regularly over extended periods of time have found it beneficial to the hair’s growth. shine, elasticity, and body. And the color? sans rival!
From henna, the hair gets a shine and brassiness that you will rarely, if ever, get from chemical hair dye. Henna is entirely natural and has no side effects whatsoever, except for envious stares of those who wish they too had beautiful red hair.
Henna provides a welcome change from chemical hair treatments as studies are now showing links between hair dyes and different forms of cancer, risks associated with chemical hair dyes
Henna coats and protects the hair from damage while imparting a magnificent color.
A few useful links on the subject:
To Dye or Not To Die?
Safer Ways to Color Your Hair
This page has been prepared by Eva P. for Hennapage.net. I have been dying my hair with henna for 10 years! If you have any questions about henna hair dye, you can email me. I answer most questions within a day or even shorter if I get to a machine sooner. So feel free to drop in a word or two.
Where to get your henna for hair? http://sonyahenna.com/henna-powder/
I recommend this source of henna powder because I have used it many times and I’m aware of its quality. Because your hair is important, it is always better to choose a reliable source of natural henna. Many products on the market that I have tested were not 100% natural henna powder.