Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Henna beneficial herbs for hair (click for detail information)

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Henna is one of the most beneficial herbs and can do wonders for your hair. It has cooling properties and when applied to the scalp can soothe and cleanse it.
Applying henna is not like applying any hair dye. The longer the hair, the messier it gets. However, henna is a non-damaging treatment for the hair and fades less quickly than artificial dyes.

Henna is a transparent dye that coats the hair shaft, binding with the keratin. It conditions the hair giving it shine and body, in addition to a rich red color. Because it is a transparent dye, it will not change the color of your hair, only coat it with color. Therefore, black hai will just have a reddish sheen when seen in direct sunlight, but blond or gray hair will become a brilliant orange and brown hair will become a deep shade of auburn. If you are dyeing your hair to cover the gray, the gray hairs will come out a bright, almost pink orange.
Here are some more benefits of henna.
  • Henna is an excellent conditioner for your hair. It not only adds shine and volume to it, but also shields it from further damage by forming a coating on it.
  • Henna helps restore the natural acid-alkaline balance on your scalp and cleanses it of dirt without altering the natural balance unlike chemical-based products.
  • Henna also prevents your hair from greying and thinning making them healthy and lustrous.
  • Henna also helps cure acne, boils and warts.  If you have a burn injury, mix some henna powder with water and apply it on the affected areas for instant relief. It not only heals the wound, it also prevents infection and bacterial growth.

Henna hair packs
If you have dandruff
Take some fenugreek seeds (methi – about one tsp) and soak them overnight in water. Now grind them. Take some mustard oil and heat it with a few leaves of henna in it. After cooling the oil, strain it to get rid of coarse particles. Now add the ground methi paste in the oil and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for a good 30 minutes before washing your hair. Use weekly once for good results.
 If you suffer from hair fall
Use mustard oil mixed with henna leaves but add one tsp of lemon juice or fresh yoghurt to it instead ofmethi. Massage this oil on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair.
If you want to condition your hair
Soak henna powder overnight in freshly brewed black or green tea. Add a hint of essential oil or a beaten egg before you apply the mixture to your hair. Keep it for an hour before you wash it off. This will add volume to your locks, improve the texture and add shine to them.

The recipe is simple: take lemon juice (or other acidic juices), tea, or coffee. Mix a paste that is the consistency of yogurt. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and allow the henna to cure for a minimum of 12 hours in a warm place. Once cured, put the henna into a plastic bottle (or a plastic bag with the corner cut off). Then apply the henna:

1)Apply Vaseline to the parts of the face that are close to your hairline:This will prevent them from getting henna stains.You can start with wet hair or dry hair,but dry hair may be easier

2)Put on your gloves and start applying the henna:start at the top and take a very small partition of your hair.

3)Apply henna just to the roots and skin closest to the partition of hair:Use a lot of henna and a thick application

4)Start with the roots,and apply to the remaining length of hair 

5)Leave the henna for 2-4 hours or longer for a deeper color: YOu can leave it in overnight by wraping your hair

6)Rinse out all the henna:you should put your head under a tap and start washing with water.Shampoo as normal.Then apply moisturizing treatment to your hair.Then apply conditioner if needed and detangle.The smell and henna grains will completely wash out after a few more washes

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