How to Apply Henna
The Henna Guys®: 100% natural henna for hair. We do not add chemicals or metallic salts to our hair dyes. We offer 11 different hennas that can be mixed together to make over 70 different shades. All Ingredients are 100% natural & plant based, mainly mixed with different proportions to form lighter and dark color shades.
99% of our customers have switched to Henna because they have either had allergic reactions to chemical hair dyes or they wanted to be proactive and avoid damaging their hair, skin and health from regular store bought hair colors that contain harmful chemicals.
According to some of our customers, using henna might be a little time consuming but its nothing compared to the damage that is done by chemical hair dyes.
All Ingredients are sourced from ethical farms that do not use pesticides & harsh chemicals on crops. Once crop is harvested, its stored in temperature controlled environment until ready to be turned into powder in very clean and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility, It is then packed into an airtight aluminum bag for a long lasting freshness and stain potency perseverance.
Here is the list of henna shades and guidance on choosing the best color for your hair!
✓ Jet Black ✓ Wine Red
✓ Dark Brown ✓ Mahogany
✓ Medium Brown ✓ Auburn
✓ Light Brown ✓ Natural Red
✓ Pure Henna ✓ Orange Red
✓ Indigo Powder
✓ Deep Red
Tips to achieve desired color using our Hennas.
✓ Light To Dark
Hennas are perfect natural solution If you are willing to dye your grey hair or if your original hair color is lighter, i.e light brown, blonde, dirty blonde and you wish to get darker colors like red, deep red, wine red, medium brown, dark brown or jet black.
✓ Adding Tea/Coffee
You may have to apply multiple times to achieve required dark colors, we recommend adding fresh brewed black tea/coffee to the mixture if you need dark brown, black or jet black color to get excellent color the first time.
✓ Dark To Light
Since Henna does not contain color developers that are required to change the color of your darker hair, your chances of coloring your black, dark brown hair to lighter colors i.e light brown, blonde, red, deep red are pretty slim. But here are some tips that may help without using chemicals or bleaches.
✓ Adding Lemon juice
Lemon juice contains citric acid and posess similar properties as bleach but naturally, Adding lemon turns the darker tone of hair to lighter one and henna thus works better and can give you better results than no results.
How to Apply ( Henna / Hair Treatment / Hair conditioners)
Now that you have received your order and all set to apply Henna / Hair treatment or conditioners on your Hair, Here are some of the steps you need to carefully follow to get most out of your natural hair dyng/treatment experience which can be very therapeutic you know!
STEP 1: YOUR HAIR SHOULD BE CLEAN:
Before you apply the hair dye to your hair, your hair should be clean and oil free. This way the henna will stay longer in your hair and the color would develop more properly, otherwise, if your hair would be dirty the henna molecules will not make the proper bond with the natural hair oil and color will fade away within a week.
STEP 2: MIX THE HENNA:
The quantity of the henna powder you need depends on your hair length. If you have the shoulder length hair with the normal density, you can use one pack of 100 grams. For the medium length hair you can use one and a half pack of 100 grams and for hip length hair, you may use 250 grams of the henna. But it also depends on your hair texture. Like if you have the curly hair with shoulder length you may require 150 to 200 grams of the henna. Well, this quantity is usually mentioned at the back of the pack as well. Always read those instructions too. Here is a little guide
Short Hair & Half Beard
1/3 (4.5 tbsp)
Shoulder Length & Full Beard
Mustache & Eyebrows
For mixing the henna, take a bowl and add the henna powder into it. Add warm water into the powder gradually. Stir the mixture thoroughly with the spoon; the mixture should be as thick and homogeneous as the cake batter because applying the thick layer is important for the desired results. Cover the henna mixture with the plastic wrap and leave it for 2 hours.
STEP 3: WEAR OLD /Unwanted SHIRT:
Before the application of the henna on hair don't forget to wear some old shirt. The henna that may accidentally apply to clothes can stain them permanently. Also, take care of the surrounding shelves, curtain and carpets.
STEP 4: BRUSH YOUR HAIR AND MAKE THE PARTITIONS:
Brush your hair and make them tangle free. Divide your hair into 4 sections and tie 3, leaving one down to color first. This section should be along with your hairline.
STEP 5: APPLY VASELINE AND WEAR GLOVES:
Apply the Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline on the hairline and wear the gloves.
STEP 6: APPLY THE AUBURN HENNA MIXTURE ON HAIR:
When everything above is done take the mixture and uncover it. Stir it once again and start applying with the help of the coloring brush. Start from the section you left untied. Divide this section into further small sections. Apply the thick coat of henna on the hair. Apply the color from ends to the tips of the roots. Each small section should be next to the section previously done. Complete this procedure of application; it will take not more than 20 to 25 minutes once you are in practice.
STEP 7: WRAP YOUR HAIR:
After the thorough application, wrap your hair with the saran wrap. This helps in the better development of the color. Wear shower cap over it if you want, otherwise, it is not necessary.
STEP 8: SET THE STOP-WATCH:
Set the stop watch for 2-3 hours for Henna & 1-2 hours for hair treatment or conditioners, and make yourself busy in some work, till the henna communicates the HENNA color to your hair. Seems too long? trust us, its very therapeutic experience and its known to be one of the best ways to de-stress & feel calm.
STEP 9: WASH YOUR HAIR:
When the alarm goes off, it's the time to hit the shower. Use the normal water to rinse your hair. Put your hair under shower to wash the henna away from the hair. Do not use the shampoo but you can use conditioner to help you out while rinsing. The henna color will continue to darken for 2 to 3 days. Use shampoo after 48 hours of rinsing.
Are you a newbie? Dont worry if the final color isn't what you were expecting. Sometimes henna may take two to three applications to be familiar with your hair chemistry, but trust us it's safe to use. The natural hair powders imparts shine and softness to the hair. The henna has an anti-oxidizing property that can soothe the scalp and repair your damaged hair too.