Indian Henna: Features and Shades Options

Indian Henna: Features and Shades Options

Henna – herb that helps not just change the color of the hair, but make them shiny, healthy. The natural ingredient is used many centuries, but few knows that there is a product produced in India, and there is Iranian henna.


Indian Henna – Natural Paint, which gives reddish brown, but there is for painting and colorless powder used as a mask for improving hair structure. Apply such a product is quite easy and simple: the grass is supplied in the finished form, it is an absolutely natural product that is just enough to mix with water, wait until it is imagined, then apply on the hair.

To get the desired shade, the mask must be withstanding on the head for several hours. Elderly ladies also use Henna to hide gray.

Apply powder twice a month, this is enough to make hair healthy, shiny and volumetric. Mask helps to return the lost hair health, restores the damaged structure. In addition, Henna restores acid-alkaline scalp.

Henna is very good air conditioning: it covers every hair and creates a protective barrier from damage. Regular use of paint makes hair thick and strong while holding the necessary moisture. Such paint can treat dandruff.

Some finished products on the market are also enriched with 9 other herbs. A similar combination improves the condition of the bulb of the hair, activates the growth.

Comparison with Iranian

Indian henna “takes” from a shrub, which during flowering period is covered by white and pink inflorescences. It is his leaves and become the basis for creating a painting composition. The whole process of production is built on manual work: men and women collect a plant, dried it and crushed until the consistency of powder has been reached. It is in such a form of paint and enters the store shelves for future use.

This is an amazing product that includes the necessary hair vitamin complex. Indian henna differs from Iranian because redhead is achieved, very bright, saturated. You can add to the powder and other ingredients, for example, tea or coffee, then the shade will change. When painting it is important to take into account the natural hair color of the girl, because on dark, brown or light curls, the color can be very different.

The difference between Iranian henna is not only that it grows on the territory of Iran. The powder has a pale green color, after dyeing can be seen on the hair copper color, which will become darker if you add a little bass. The cooking process is the same as in India: everything is based on manual labor.

Henna is easy to paint gray, you can treat curls. Which one is better, it is difficult to say, since both options are exclusively natural products, respectively, favorably affect hair.

Indian henna is grounding much more, so no problems arise with application. In both cases it is important to note that such paint is completely safe for hair and scalp, it has the most powerful reducing effect.

Another difference is the fragrance, since the Iranian product does not always smell like. He paints gray worse, in comparison with him, Indian henna holds longer on her hair and makes them silky.

Options for shades

The difference in the shade is often the main factor, why one or another product is purchased. In the Iranian henna, the shade is only copper-red, while it changes depending on the natural hair of the girl. Much more features from the Indian product because you can choose among seven shades, there is also a colorless option.

When painting Indian henna, you can get black hair, brown, chocolate tint. Sometimes the curls of the color resemble Burgund or simply acquire a golden shade. It looks like a chestnut or copper color.

It is very difficult to predict what the result will turn out after staining, because it is very important how the composition was prepared, how long the paint was kept on the hair, what color natural strands. As experience shows than brighter hair, the more intense effect: hair is obtained by bright redhead. When using Indian henna on dark hair, the shade is turned on burgundy.

To control the intensity of color, girls try to adjust the amount of powder. Than it is more, the brighter it is worth expecting the result.

However, it is almost impossible to withstand the same consistency of the mixture each time, therefore other ingredients are often added.

Blondes are advised to brew a cold without water, but to use the chamomile infusion for this, thanks to which the shade is obtained golden-honey. If you use the same tool on dark hair, then the saturation of the henna can be softened.

To achieve even brighter color, you can add to the grass turmeric. For fiery red color, you can use saturated beet juice and red wine as an additive.

Coffee and tea will also become excellent assistants when it is required to give hair chestnut shade. The exact color will depend on the amount of additional ingredients for the portion of the henna, but the advantage of using such a dye is that the result can be fixed very quickly, with no negative impact on the hair.

Despite the fact that Henna – natural material, it is not worth using it more often than three times a month.

How to choose?

On the market you can find a vitaminized huhu and with oils, however, regardless of the purchased goods, the powder inside must be fresh, since it is possible to achieve the desired result.

The best paint is made of the top leaves of the plant. It is there that is the most painting pigment. When opening a pack inside there should be finely fine powder, no sticks or other large fragments. You can independently sift the hu to get 100% high-quality product.

A good option is “Jamil” powder, the quality of which is confirmed in practice. When it is used, it is possible to achieve the desired result: the shade is pretty bright, saturated. It comes in a convenient packaging weighing 100 grams. Paint in foil, and a small pouch is packed in a box. Time to keep the mixture on the hair – 3-4 hours. The grass inside is well ashes, it is easily washed off from the hair, and the texture of pasta looks like a melted chocolate. After painting, a deep reddish brown tone appears.

It is worth paying attention to the organic Indian henna powder from the Rajasthani region, which is well balanced.

After painting on the hair there is a typical reddish tone, on dark hair a shade may be close to the color of ripe cherry. Powder passes a triple screening through nylon. On brighter hair may turn out orange-copper color.

How to paint hair?

When dyeing at home, it is always worth remembering that the result can be lighter or darker depending on the natural hair color. Take from 100 to 500 grams of good quality henna (depending on the length of the curls), mix powder with warm water.

With proper use, there should be a smooth pasta. You can add orange juice if desired to get red hair. Clamp slightly curls when adding chamomile beam or more water.

Plate is covered with polyethylene and leave for twelve hours in a dark place at room temperature. Before applying paints, it is advisable to wash and dry your hair, on the skin of the head around the hair growth line applies cream to prevent staining. Protect protective gloves, you can an apron or a towel on the shoulders so that the paint does not hit the clothes.

Hair is divided into parts, the composition is applied from the roots to the tips so that each curl is well lubricated. Henna is quite thick on consistency, so it is difficult to apply it if long hair.

After all curls are clearly scratched, covered with a package and cover with a towel or handkerchief. It is important that the composition does not dry before the hair turns out, because in this case the pigment ceases to be absorbed. Exposure time from three hours. Wash off the hen without the use of shampoo.

Locks can be superior on the first day after staining. Gradually, the color will become deeper and calm.

Do not use the hairdryer and rectifier, as they drown hair. When the shade becomes completely dull, you can repeat the coloring procedure.


Henna does not harm hair, it is preferable to use as a means capable of returning shine, the health of curls. She is rich in vitamins and minerals, helps to cope with dandruff, however, from negative reviews, it is often possible to hear that the result became completely unexpected.

Indeed, to predict what happens, it is difficult, how to paint the hair with chemical paint, because until the Henna is no mell, it is impossible to fix the color. You can use additional ingredients that will allow slightly change the shade, make it more red or bright.

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