How To Use Henna For Hair Growth And Thickness – Henna not only works a hair dye, it also moisturises and nourishes the hair. As it is an organic product, you do not have to worry much.
- Apply Vaseline to your forehead, ear lobes and neck area to prevent the colour from staining your skin.
PATCH TEST RECOMMENDED
First time users should definitely do a patch test for both henna and indigo(Black henna). I have seen that some people have an allergic reaction to these, Black henna in particular. It could also depend on the brand of henna you are using.
Make sure you are using a good quality product for best results.
HOW OFTEN CAN I USE HENNA ON MY HAIR?
You can use it every 3 weeks to maintain the rich colour.
Since henna is completely natural, you do not have to worry about any adverse effects. I once had roommate who used to apply henna once a week as part of her self care routine.
DOES HENNA MAKE YOUR HAIR THICKER?
Yes, henna does promote hair growth and helps increase the thickness of your hair. Use the ingredients that i have mentioned below for best results.
HOW LONG DOES HENNA LAST ON HAIR?
Henna does last for about 4-6 weeks before starting to fade. So it is preferable to use henna pack once a month. Using a mild shampoo also helps the dye last longer.
DOES HENNA COVER GREY HAIR?
That is tricky, why?
In reality, Henna per se just turns grey hair to orange shade. Later you need to follow up with indigo(black henna) to turn that orange tint to jet black colour. Its a 2-day process but it works. I have been using this henna-indigo pack for years to dye hubby’s grey hair black.
You get the orangish tint only on grey and blonde hair. On other darker shades of hair, the dye leaves a beautiful reddish or brownish tint.
WHY DO WE USE IRON VESSEL?
Iron helps bring out the colour as it helps in better dye release.
DONT HAVE A IRON VESSEL?
Don’t worry, just put a few iron nails or hair pins in the henna mixture and leave it overnight. This trick works just as well as the other one.
HOW MUCH HENNA DO WE USE?
100 grams of henna should be enough for men’s hair or super short hair.
200 grams for shoulder length hair.
300 grams for long hair.
HOW MUCH TEA DO WE NEED?
One cup(210ml) of the tea-coffee blend is enough for mixing 100 grams of henna.
HOW LONG TO LEAVE HENNA ON HAIR?
Leave it on for about 2-4 hours.
We both usually leave it on for about 2 hours.
HENNA BENEFITS FOR HAIR
Henna conditions your hair
Helps with Hair fall
Promotes new hair growth
Makes hair stronger and shinier
Leaves hair soft and frizz free
Helps with minor scalp infections and its symptoms like itching.
Last but not the least, Henna dyes your hair naturally.
WHAT CAN I MIX HENNA FOR HAIR GROWTH?
You may have already heard about using henna and coffee or henna and egg hair masks which helps nourish the scalp and repair your hair in case of damage.
Today we are going to use this henna mask as a pre-treatment mask before applying indigo so, it is better to avoid egg yolk as we wont be shampooing after rinsing off the henna hair mask.
When you want to use henna for hair growth and thickness, You can add one of the below ingredients to a henna hair mask right before applying it on your hair.
Promotes hair growth by boosting blood circulation. It also strengthens hair follicles and hair strands and thus prevents hair thinning.
For hair loss and dandruff, Menopause hair loss/thinning, Moisturises hair while also, strengthening and smoothening the hair strands.
Soak the fenugreek powder overnight for best results.
Good for dry hair and scalp. It does improve hair quality and prevents greying of the hair. This herb prevents dandruff and helps encourage hair growth.
Good for oily scalp. Hibiscus prevents split ends and premature greying of the hair. It also maintains the pH balance of the scalp, strengthen hair follicles, and is good to regrow hair on bald spots.
Improves hair texture and makes hair thicker and stronger. It stimulates the scalp to boosts the blood circulation and thus, more oxygen reaches the scalp. It prevents hair fall and also strengthens the hair cuticles to leave your hair smoother and shinier.
Nourishes hair follicles to promote hair growth. It does leave your hair soft and shiny. Takes care of minor scalp infections and prevents hair loss
BANANA (Mashed and filtered)
Good for dry, damaged hair. Banana provides that extra nourishment to repair your hair and scalp. It makes your hair soft and frizz free. It helps treat and prevent dandruff too.
Good for those with hair loss and thinning hair. Moringa helps thicken hair, repair damaged cuticles and stimulates new hair growth
HOW DO YOU MIX HENNA FOR HAIR?
Here is the henna hair pack recipe for short hair. Increase the amount depending on your hair type.
Henna – 100 gram
Tea-Coffee blend – 2 cups
Amla – 1 Tablespoon
Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon
Egg white – 1 (Add just before applying the mask)
Mix Henna, Amla powder, Tea blend and lemon juice together in a Iron Vessel. Close it airtight and Leave it for 12 hours or overnight. After 12 Hours, you can add one or two extra ingredients that i have mentioned above to the henna mix.
Part your hair and apply henna to each section. Cover with a shower cap or cling wrap to prevent the mask from drying too quickly.
After 2 hours, Rinse off the hair mask. You can blow dry your hair to straighten or add soft curls.
If you are following with indigo for covering grey hair, then do not shampoo your hair.
You have now learnt how to use henna for hair growth and thickness. Try this recipe, i am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by how good it hair feels.