THE HIGHLY SORT AFTER PURE YEMENI HENNA 100g
Selling the high quality 100% natural Yemeni henna powder from the San’aa Region. This professional quality hand ground and finely sifted Henna Powder is known for its dark staining. Ideal for Body Art or Hair Colouring.
For Colouring Hair:
-Mix henna with warm water, or warm lemon juice, and allow the paste to sit from 2-12 hours (as this depends on the dye release of your henna powder chosen). Add enough liquid to make a paste the consistency of pancake batter.
-After dye release has been achieved, then apply the henna paste to your (damp or dry) hair by sections starting from the back and moving forward. Make sure you wear gloves when applying henna, as it will stain your hands.
-Wrap your hair and allow to sit from 1 to 6 hours. The longer you leave the henna in, the more dye will penetrate your hair.
-Rinse or wash the paste out.
-Your hair’s colour will settle over the next 2 days.
• For redder tones you may add hibiscus or paprika.
• For browner tones you may add coffee, black tea, or even AMLA powder (this will tone down the red dye and give you great volume at the same time).
• You may also try out a henna gloss. You can do this by adding some henna powder to your conditioner and let it sit in your hair for 30 minutes as a deep conditioning treatment and be able to achieve a less amount of dyeing.
• Feel free to add orange blossom water, rose water or essential oils to leave your hair smelling great!
For Body Art:
1 Measuring the henna powder.
Take 2 tbsp of henna powder (about 25 grams of henna), and put it into a bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar of your choice, and mix well.
2 Adding the lemon juice.
Heat some lemon juice (about 1/4 cup) on the stove or in your microwave, and add it slowly to your henna powder. Mix well until it is the consistency of play dough. Cover your bowl and let it sit for 2-3 hours.
3 Adding essential oil.
Then add 1-1.5 tsp of essential oil. Cover again and let it sit for another 8-12 hours. Please make sure to read the article on how to choose the right henna powder for body art as it explains how different henna powders have different sitting periods to achieve proper dye release.
4 Testing the paste.
Test your henna paste periodically by placing a bit of paste onto your palm and let it sit for 1 minute. Remove the paste by washing off, and see if you have a bright pumpkin orange stain indicating that it is ready to use.
5 Second round of lemon juice.
Add more lemon juice (not warmed up) a little at a time and mix well. Do this until you have it to the consistency of toothpaste.