What the henna? ITS PROPERTIES In Antiquity already, in Egypt and in the Roman Empire

the henna was used for the colouring of fabrics… and the hair. In India, it was initially used to give volume to the hair and to protect them. This history of the henna illustrates a basic difference. It should indeed be known that there exists, at the base, two types of henna: the natural henna and the neutral henna.

First is manufactured starting from a plant originating in India and Arabic peninsula, baptized Lawsonia inermis, and whose sheets contain a natural pigment of color orange red, the lawsone.

Second is resulting from another plant, originating in the subtropics and called Cassia obovata. The sheets of the latter do not contain a colouring pigment. These two hennas are manufactured same manner: the sheets are initially soaked in water, then dried and finally reduced in fine powder.

Their uses are however différentes.SES BENEFITS Logically, the natural henna is used to obtain a colouring of the hair containing natural products and to carry out tattooings. The neutral henna has the role to strengthen the hair and to bring brightness to them. Mixed with other vegetable powders, it can also be used in colouring.

It is the basic principle of the henna: according to the natural color of the hair and the desired color, the powders of henna are mixed with other vegetable powders like the walnut husks, cinnamon, the turmeric, the hibiscus… Multiple variations are thus possible. For example, the garnet-red brown henna is obtained with natural henna and ten other plants.

One still finds the henna black of India, the red henna of Yemen, the henna of the Rajasthan, etc, for the colouring of the brown, russet-red hair and dark chestnut brown. For the fair hair or clear chestnut brown, it is essential to use neutral henna. Benefits of the henna for the colouring of the cheveux

A natural coloring with the henna is obtained by the mixture, with a spatula out of wooden, powder with warm water (attention, never boiling), then by the application in thick layer and the installation under a food film. The quantity necessary of powder of henna depends on the length of the hair: 50 G if you wish only one coloring of the roots, 100 G if you have the short hair, 150 G for mid–long hair and finally 250 G for long hair.

It should in addition be known that the final color appears only at the end of three or four days. If you use henna to cover grey hair, you will need to make two colourings, because they are indeed thicker.

Another difficulty: an optimal result requires to modify the pH of the preparation so that the scales of capillary fibre can open and that the success of coloring is assured. It will thus be necessary for you to only add an acid compound (a little lemon juice for example) to the paste of natural henna, and a basic compound as bicarbonate of soda if you choose the black henna or indigo.SYNERGIES Pas de known synergies.

Benefits of the henna for the cheveuxCONSEILS Of USE Used only, in capillary care or mask, the neutral henna will have an action sheathing and protective on the hair. It also brings volume and brightness to them. If you use it in mask, take care not to let it pose more than 30 minutes, because there is indeed a risk décoloration.

SYNERGIES for to hydrate the hair: olive oil. How to choose the henna? The henna is chosen initially according to your color of origin and the desired result. More generally, it is essential to buy a pure henna 100% and without additive.

It should indeed be known that certain powders contain metal salts, which are toxic, and/or of the Paraphénylènediamine , likely to cause allergies.

In addition, a henna which is not quality could make well transfer your color of hair… to the green! Where to buy henna? In the specialized stores, biological, and on Internet.Trois receipts beauty house with the hennéRECETTE OF RUSSET-RED HENNA For the hair chestnut browns with russet-red dark: Mix 100 G of henna of the Rajasthan with 1 soup spoon from biological honey, 1 soup spoon of cinnamon powder and a few drops of fruit vinegar.

Add a red fruit infusion to obtain the pâte recette for tattu Mix 1 powder soup spoon of henna (very fine) with a warm water bowl and juice of lemon, or tepid tea.

Add then 1 sugar coffee spoon and a few drops of essential oil of eucalyptus, clove or of lavender. You must obtain a homogeneous paste, consistency of a toothpaste. This one must rest five hours before you it appliquiez. recete for a coloring MAHOGANY TREE WITH AUBURN For the hair dark chestnut browns (and courts): Mix 50 G of garnet-red brown henna and 50 G of powder of ruby red, then add 350 G of warm water.

Risks, precautions and counter-indications of the henna The henna requires some precautions for use. First of all, it colours the hair, but not only: thus think of protecting your skin and of using rubber glovees during the application.

It also should be known that the henna should not be used in the six months following a chemical colouring, and vice-versa.MODE OF CONSERVATION A mixture of henna can preserve 1 week at the refrigerator.

Tip: you have the possibility of putting it at the freezer to use it in the six months.