Henna – the paint that since ancient times is obtained from
dried and shredded leaves of lavsonia. This tall shrub
(up to 2 meters) grows in the vast Middle East and North
Of Africa. The main countries exporting henna are India, Sudan and
Useful properties of henna
The content of the article:
- Useful properties of henna
- Use henna for hair treatment
- Color and colorless henna
- Use henna depending on hair type and their
The useful properties of this plant can not be overestimated, and
henna hair dyeing and treatment is not his only
|Disinfection||Treatment of wounds, postoperative sutures, treatment
dermatological diseases. In the treatment of stomatitis and ulcers in
|Soothing effect||Various inflammatory processes, abscesses, back pain|
|Drying effect||Chicken pox|
|Recovery||Nails, skin, hair|
In addition, the aroma of henna oils is able to repel harmful
insects, relieve headaches and restore potency in
Naturally, people simply could not pass by such properties
which is documented since the XVI century BC.
Ebers papyrus dated this period does not just mention it.
means, as a therapeutic drug, but also contains specific
recipes for its use.
In our open spaces, most often henna treats hair or
used as a natural dye.
Use henna for hair treatment
This natural dye is able to cope with the following
- Henna tanning agents and essential oils,
beneficial effect on dyed, permed
or simply damaged hair, restoring their structure.
- Henna hair treatment strengthens their roots and significantly
heals the scalp.
- Henna suspends the process of hair loss, and with regular
application is able to completely stop this process.
- The antibacterial properties of this natural substance help
to fight microorganisms on the surface of the scalp, which
cause dandruff. As a result, the latter succeeds
get rid of it completely.
- Due to the fact that henna as it envelops the surface of the hair,
it creates on its surface a protective film that protects against
- Moisturizes and nourishes hair with healthy nutrients.
including so necessary vitamin B. As a result, the hair
they become smooth, soft and silky.
- Gives volume to thin and lifeless hair.
- It gives hair of all types a mirror shine.
- Perfectly paints over gray hair.
And if we take into account the fact that henna is a substance
of plant origin, you can with full confidence
say that you can use it absolutely everything from small to
Great, including pregnant and lactating women.
Color and colorless henna
Henna, which is used for dyeing
and recovery, obtained from the top leaves of lausonia. It was they,
dried and crushed, contain durable pigment.
Proper powder concentration and exposure time
able to dye hair from pale golden to
deep red with a red tinge.
Colorless henna is obtained from the stalks of lawsonia. They do not contain
in its composition coloring pigment and do not dye hair. Such
colorless henna treats hair, making it strong and beautiful.
Therefore, when there is a desire to strengthen and improve your health.
a head of hair, without coloring it at the same time, then successfully use it
Use henna depending on hair type and their
Most often, henna for hair treatment is used as a normal
masks, which is quite simple to prepare:
2 – 3 packets of 80g each (depending on the length of the hair) is poured
boiling water, carefully kneading until a homogeneous, mushy mass.
Cool slightly and evenly apply to previously washed and
dried hair. Then the head is wrapped with a wrap or bag.
top with a towel or handkerchief (to keep warm). Such a mask
leave on hair from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours, and then carefully
wash off with warm water, without the use of shampoo. This mask is considered
universal and suitable for use on all types of hair,
significantly healthier them.
But it happens that the hair has a certain set of qualities
and deficiencies and need special care. For these purposes, more
just use a universal mask of colorless henna, but
additionally enriched with essential oils.
Each type and condition is suited to its own oils, which
strengthen the effect of the mask from henna and simultaneously give up the contained
in them are valuable substances.
|Hair condition||Recommended oils|
|Fall out||Rosemary, calamus, verbena, ylang-ylang, cypress, frankincense|
|Splitting||Ylang-ylang, chamomile, rosewood, geranium, sandalwood|
|Fatty||Lemon, mint, tea tree, eucalyptus, bergamot, pine|
|Dry||Orange, sandalwood, palmarosa, ylang-ylang, lavender, frankincense|
It is enough to add to the ready and podstyvshuyu mask of colorless
Henna 3 – 4 drops of essential oil and a unique tool ready.
The only thing that needs to be done is on the plot first.
skin, better than the inner surface of the forearm, try the finished
mixture for an allergic reaction. If after 15 – 20 minutes
no specific reaction – redness, itching, blisters – not
followed, then it can be safely applied to the hair and keep from 20
up to 40 minutes. After washing thoroughly with warm water, using
a small amount of shampoo.
Regular use of such masks (1 -2
once a week) for a short time will return to hair their natural beauty
and make strong. And visible flaws – split ends,
fat content, dandruff, loss – will be completely eliminated.