Dark Brown Henna - Lawsonia Inermis, Indigofera.
Rainbow Henna may be applied on wet or dry hair, but it is important that the hair be clean and free of any hair sprays, gels, or conditioners. If you wish to shampoo first, towel dry hair before applying.
Pour Rainbow Henna Powder into a glass or plastic bowl. Use enough powder to cover all the hair it’s being applied to. *DO NOT USE A METAL BOWL OR UTENSILS*
Boil 8-16oz of liquid (water, coffee, or tea). Add the liquid gradually using a wooden or plastic spoon mix thoroughly to reach a creamy yogurt-like consistency. You may not use all the liquid; more liquid can be added if mixture is too thick or thickens up during application.
Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands, although Henna does not typically stain the skin or scalp. Henna is heat activated and we recommend using it shortly after it is mixed.
1. Section hair. Sections should be about 1" thick.
2. Once Henna mixture is at a safe heat (warm to hot) begin at the scalp and paint on the Henna with a brush, applicator bottle or hands from roots to the ends.
3. Continue until all the hair is thickly coated with the Henna mixture.
4. Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline (optional).
5.Cover the hair with a shower cap, plastic bag, or plastic wrap to keep henna on hair.
6. Wrap towel around turban style to keep heat in.
For best results, use a Salon dome dryer, Heat lamp, or Thermo Heat Cap. Dark Brown –with heat 45-60 minutes; without heat 60-75 minutes. Timing may be increased if hair is resistant. When timing is completed, rinse thoroughly with hot water, then rinse with cool water. Follow with Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and style.
SPECIAL RECIPES AND HINTS FOR USE ON GREY HAIR OR TO CUSTOMIZE RESULTS:
To Help Cover Grey or White Hair mix Henna powder with coffee or tea in place of water. We also recommend adding 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar per 2oz of henna powder.
*HENNA DOES NOT TYPICALLY CAUSE A REACTION AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY KNOWN ALLERGENS, IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN OR CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES A PATCH TEST ON THE SKIN IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE APPLYING THE FULL APPLICATION.