Monday, 15 July 2013

Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye

Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye Biography
Source(Google.com.pk)

Red Henna  The Plant
Henna (Lawsonia inermis) is a shrub which is native to Arabia, Persia, India and Egypt.
Folklore
Henna has played an important role in the religion and mysticism of the East for centuries. The red colouring produced from the leaves was considered to represent the fire and the blood of the Earth, and to link mankind with nature.
It has long been used to dye the hands, feet, nails and hair red - and Arabic women were given a small sack of Henna on the eve of their wedding with which to make a paste to colour their hair and decorate their hands and feet in intricate patterns. A hennaed beard also has great significance for Muslims. There is archaeological evidence to show that Egyptian men mixed Henna powder with powder from Indigo shoots to colour their hair to a youthful blue-black.
Moroccan women after giving birth and the umbilical cord severed a plaster of henna, water and flour is placed on the newborn's belly button in order to ensure beauty and wealth. When a soldier goes off to war, he has his wife apply henna to the palm of his right hand for protection and to remind him of her love.
The Hair
A hair conditioner is designed to restore the acid balance to the hair after the predominantly alkaline shampoo, Henna is the best of the natural conditioners, and it can be used alone to impart a reddish hue to the hair, or mixed with other natural products such coffee, walnut husks or Betel nuts to produce colour variations.
Henna first started to appear in Europe in the 1890's, usually as an ingredient of shampoo. For people with darker hair Henna is the perfect herb to condition, highlight and give a healthy shine. Infuse 25g of Henna and cool for a final rinse. Herbs tend to have a slow colouring action and need constant use. None act so effortlessly as bleach.
Henna was traditionally used to render brown hair auburn, and to help mask greying strands. It can also be mixed with other organic substances to modify the colour: coffee, wine, eggs, lemon juice, onion skins, Indigo shoots, Walnut husks (darkening), Lucern (darkening), Catechu, Betel nut (reddening).
For a head of short hair 170g will be sufficient. Shoulder length hair will require 225g. For further benefits, or to affect the colouring, a modifying agent should be selected. An egg will act as a secondary conditioner or ground coffee or cloves will produce slight variations in colour; lemon juice or vinegar will aid the release of the dye.
You will need: old towels, an old saucepan, kitchen foil or cling film, a pair of rubber gloves, and a couple of hours. Mix the Henna and any modifying agents with sufficient water to make a thick creamy paste. Heat to boiling point, then leave to cool a little. To protect the scalp rub vegetable oil into the skin as a protective barrier. Wear rubber gloves to apply the Henna. Do this thoroughly by making numerous partings from front to back and side to side. Wrap the hair in foil or cling film and then cover with a towel to maintain the temperature. The longer you leave it, the stronger the colour, so only increase the time after you have experimented with leaving it for say one and a half hours.
Pure Red Henna  100g Egypt  100g £2.79
250g £4.89
Neutral henna
Neutral ‘henna’ is produced from a completely different plant (Cassia auriculata) to red henna (Lawsonia inersis), and will condition the hair without any colouring. It is an excellent conditioner that will leave the hair glossy and thick and the scalp healthy.
Mix half a teaspoon of cooking oil with water and enough neutral henna powder to make a paste. Warm gently for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely. The aroma should approximate that of warm mown grass. Apply to hair, massage in. wrap head in cling film and a warm towel. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse well. Shampoo as normal.
Neutral Henna   India  100g £2.39   250g  £4.59
Black henna
Produced from the plant Indigo tinctoria, black henna is not a true conditioner. It will darken hair adding a temporary black, blue/black sheen. Condition hair with neutral henna first to lay down a coating on the hair, then mix half a teaspoon of cooking oil with water and add enough black henna to make a paste. . Warm gently for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely. Apply to hair, massage in. wrap head in cling film and a warm towel. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse well. Shampoo as normal.

Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye
Whole Foods Henna Hair Dye

No comments:

Post a Comment