Henna, popularly known as Mehandi is a hair coloring dimension from hundreds of years. It is a symbol of modern fashion to many women and men lately. There are many benefits of using henna for a healthy hair and it is one of the best natural remedies for hair growth, but people still go with the chemical products for quicker results. It has always been a bit difficult to color your hair with chemical products because there is a possibility of getting skin problems and itching.
Benefits of Henna for Hair:
Henna is a good source for people who wanted to get rid of their gray hair, and for people who are allergic to chemical cremes. Generally most of us use Henna for protecting our hair from sun and dust. Henna can make your hair strong and nourish it from roots for a silky and shiny hair.
- Applying henna pack twice a month makes hair glossy, healthy and voluminous.
- It repairs the damaged hair strands and restores the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp.
- It is an amazing conditioner for hair that protects the hair strands by building a protective layer and locking the nutrients and moisture.
- It is the best and safest way to color your hair that has no ammonia, chemicals, and toxins.
- Henna can be used to treat dandruff and scalp infections effectively.
Hair Coloring with Henna:
Henna is mostly used to color your hair in a natural way. Henna hair color is not only safe and quick, but also without any harmful side effects. Here are few useful homemade henna for hair coloring.
Henna, Amla, Skikakai and Bring Rai Pack
Benefits of henna for hair are well known, but all the rest of the ingredients used in this pack are also extremely beneficial for hair growth and healthy hair and are widely used in Ayurveda for treating hair and scalp problems.
Henna powder-2 cups
Amla powder-1/2 cup
Bring raj powder-1spoons
You will get all these powders mixed together as a packet, or else you can get separately and mix them all. Mix all these ingredients before night with tea or coffee decoction and apply this mixture next day morning completely to your hair and rinse after 45 minutes – 1 hour. Cover your hair with some plastic cap. So that it keeps your hair moist so that color will absorb quickly.
Henna, Coffee and Beetroot Pack
This is one of the best henna for hair and a side-effect free grey hair solution that contains the proteins and vitamins of eggs and lemons and provides a natural burgundy color to the hair that looks exactly like salon coloring.
Henna – 2 Cups
Tea Liquor for mixing
Lemon Juice – 1 Whole Lemon
Egg White – 1 (Optional)
Coffee Powder – 2tbsp
Beet Root Juice – 1 cup
The most important thing to have gorgeous hair with henna is to select the right quality henna from a good brand. Now, pour the henna in an iron bowl and start pouring the tea liquor and mix continually, so there are no lumps. Next, add the coffee powder. It is preferable to use iron vessel because it allows the henna to oxidize and provide a rich and deep tint. Soak the mixture overnight. The following day before applying the henna, add the egg white, lemon juice, and beetroot juice. Mix well and apply the henna on hair evenly. Keep the pack for 2 to 3 hours, Wash away the henna with plain water and then wash hair with a mild shampoo.
Henna For Hair Growth:
The next important and popular use of henna is for hair growth. Henna for natural hair is really useful that provides a healthy glow and volume to it and makes it shine with all its might.
Henna Hair Growth Oil
Henna can be used to make your own essential oil, to get rid of hair fall, white hair, and pollution. This oil also promotes hair growth naturally.
Henna powder-5 cups
Gingili oil – 1/4kg
Boil gingili oil until it gets heat, and add the henna powder to boil for 5 to 6 minutes. Wait until the mixture cools down completely, and store this mixture in a bottle for future treatment. Make sure to apply this oil every 2- 3 times in a week for 2 months.
Henna, Mustard Oil and Fenugreek Pack
This is one of the most effective healthy hair remedies that contain the goodness of fenugreek and mustard oil – both of which are well known for their benefits for promoting healthy hair growth. It is one of the most nourishing natural masks for dry hair treatment. Fenugreek is a rich source of protein that supplies essential nutrients to the hair follicles, whereas mustard oil encourages blood circulation in the scalp.
Henna – 2 cups
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 cup
Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
Soak the henna and fenugreek seeds separately in water overnight and in the morning grind the fenugreek seeds to form a past. Add the fenugreek paste and mustard oil to the henna, mix thoroughly and apply the pack on scalp and hair. Keep the pack on for 2 hours; wash off with water and following up with a mild shampoo.
Hair Conditioner Pack with Henna:
Henna is a well-known natural hair conditioner that smoothes the rough hair cuticles, close them and provide a healthy shine and luster to hair strands. It also keeps the hair straight and prevents tangling. Natural henna for hair helps in making frizzy hair manageable
Henna, Green Tea and Lemon Pack
Green tea is famous for its numerous health benefits, but it is also an effective conditioner for hair that also prevents hair fall by preventing the growth of DHT that causes hair fall. It softens the hair strands and enhances hair elasticity to prevent breakage. Lemon is yet another useful hair conditioner that provides a soft and silky texture to the hair. The combination of henna, green tea and lemon makes it one of the best oily hair home remedies.