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Want to naturally colour your hair without any added toxic chemicals? Henna has been used for hundreds of years on skin, hair, and even nails as a semi-permanent beauty trend and is still just as popular today.

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Different types of henna

Neutral henna: This is the standard green powder which is used for mostly hair and semi-permanent tattoos. It should smell like freshly cut grass and is of a fine consistency.

Red henna: Using red henna will most likely stain your hair a red-orange colour – this is most commonly used to create a bright, vibrant colour.

Black henna: Finally, black henna is actually of a dark purple consistency and is used for body decoration. It typically stains lighter skin tones, so make sure to use this with caution.

Colour your hair with henna

Ingredients

1 thick brush

1 large spoon

Scissors

1 container with a lid

500ml whole or full cream milk

200g henna or mehendi powder

Instructions

  1. Pour 250ml of the milk into a large container and the rest into a cup.
  2. Combine 2-3 tablespoons of henna or mehendi powder into the container and mix well.
  3. Pour the rest of the milk into the container and keep mixing until you have a fine paste. Use just a splash of water to clean the sides of the bowl and combine the rest of the mixture.
  4. Add some filtered water into the container, then pat it lightly over the paste. Store in the fridge overnight and allow it to develop.
  5. The next morning, your paste should look like a whipped paste. Apply it on clean, dry hair and work your way from root to tip. For pale skin, apply a moisturiser on your hairline so it doesn’t stain.
  6. Let the henna develop for 2-3 hours and wash out with lukewarm water.

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