The hair painted by henna. Besides, according to doctors, it is capable to irritate head skin and to become the reason of loss of hair. This video will tell about coloring of hair henna and basmy: If you wish to learn how to do masks for hair with colourless henna.
- 1 What substances henna contains
- 2 Useful properties of henna
- 3 Negative impact of henna on hair
- 4 That trichologists speak about henna
- 5 Opinions of hairdressers on henna for hair
- 6 Henna for hair – responses
- 7 What to add to henna for advantage to hair
- 8 As it is correct to prepare henna
- 9 Rules of use of henna
- 10 Masks for hair with henna: recipes
Henna — is dye of a natural origin. It was used still by inhabitants of the ancient East. With its help they painted hair and did drawings on a body under the name of a mekhenda.
Now henna is applied both as decorative, and as ukhodovy cosmetic as a part of masks. Let’s understand why henna for hair, responses, advantage and harm from its application is so popular.
What substances henna contains
Henna is the powdery substance received from a plant under the name Henna Enermis.
Brighter color flush from bush top – use them at production of henna for a mekhenda. From the lower leaves receive a hair-dye. Leaves collect, dry up and crush.
Henna contains a set of useful substances, including:
- vitamin C,
- vitamin K,
- vitamins of group B,
- traces of essential oil.
Useful properties of henna
Being natural dye, henna can be applied with advantage to hair. Henna envelops a hair outside, does it equal and provides protection against negative influence of the sun. Thus hair become more magnificent, healthy, dense.
Harm of henna for hair, unlike industrial paints which change structure of a hair and get inside, it is minimum, as allows henna to receive the mass of positive comments.
The tannins containing in henna cause influence of coloring on work of sebaceous glands, normalizing their work. Therefore henna will give additional pleasant effect for owners of an oily or dry hair.
The film which is formed on a hair surface pulls together the exfoliating scales, preventing a section of the ends. Also henna renders favorable effect on head skin. As result – prevention and disposal of dandruff. Э ffekt it is noticeable after the first coloring.
Negative impact of henna on hair
Responses of people allow to speak about unpleasant consequences of use of henna for hair and even causing some harm to hair. It is about a reverse side of the drying effect of henna: at its frequent use hair lose a lot of moisture, becoming dry and weak.
If correctly to use henna, you will notice only its useful properties.
Don’t rush from one extreme to the other. Remember that excess of henna does hair rigid, not elastic and disobedient.
Carefully! The people using henna on a dyed hair can face an unexpected shade. In that case you shouldn’t count and on uniform color.
For blondes use of henna isn’t shown if it is not about colourless henna.
That trichologists speak about henna
Responses of doctors concerning henna disperse. They consider that henna for hair does more harm, than advantage. There is even such point of view that henna doesn’t strengthen and revitalizes hair, and on the contrary – weakens.
Besides, according to doctors, it is capable to irritate head skin and to become the reason of loss of hair. However about quality of henna which formed the basis for such conclusion, it isn’t known.
Interesting fact! Dependence between a disease of leukemia and drawing drawings of a mekhenda on skin (about 60% of women of the Southern Asia) was statistically revealed.
After a number of the last researches the idea of a henna genotoksichnost owing to what it was decided not to recommend to pregnant women to use this natural paint, as well as any synthetic paints was introduced (for other reason).
Opinions of hairdressers on henna for hair
Some hairdressers negatively speak of henna in powder.
Experts claim that the “real” henna has an appearance of a piece of soap and is on sale only in shops of cosmetics of handwork.
Such tile contains cocoa oil, other natural oils, linalol. Of course, at application in combination with these components the useful effect of henna will be more expressed.
Henna for hair – responses
The advantage and harm of henna from the point of view of ordinary people are shown in other. Modern girls quite often prefer henna to synthetic paints.
From ambiguous consequences of coloring they note that at the subsequent clarification it is very difficult to get rid of yellowness.
However excellent comments are received by masks from colourless henna. Discussions on a popular way of coloring are conducted even in many periodicals.
What to add to henna for advantage to hair
Original color of henna varies from red to bronze (as paint not completely blocks a natural shade of hair). But all other colors offered in the market turn out by mixing with synthetic dyes which don’t add usefulness to this natural paint.
As exception it is possible to consider a basma which is recommended to add to henna in the ratio 1:3 for achievement of more natural color.
At preparation of masks addition of oils, the cocoa having the looking after effect is admissible.
As it is correct to prepare henna
That henna has only useful effect, but not harm on hair, it is necessary to follow some rules and recommendations about preparation of structure.
For example, only the nonmetallic ware is suitable for these purposes or metal, but with the enameled covering. Otherwise, according to responses, there is a reaction of paint to metal.
It is worth paying attention that preparation for coloring needs to be begun in advance. For this purpose henna is filled in with water, achieving release of hennatoninovy acid – dye.
Pay attention! The speed of chemical reaction is influenced not by(with) the water temperature, but air temperature in the room. At +20 °C it is required to henna till 5-6 o’clock, it is possible to prepare paint since evening.
Having appeared at a temperature of +35 °C, mix will be ready in one couple of hours. As a result it becomes brown (oxygen of air oxidizes hennatonin). You shouldn’t make henna boiled water – when coloring the weak ugly shade will turn out.
It is possible to affect a saturation of color, having added dry wine to mix, juice of a lemon or apple cider vinegar is will make the circle of sourer, and the received color – bright.
Addition of several drops of favourite oils is admissible.
Advise owners of a fine hair to take not water, and kefir as a basis for henna mix. Before it it is desirable to warm up it. You shouldn’t be frightened that he will curl up. However for those who isn’t ready to it, there is other way – simply to leave it for a couple of hours without refrigerator.
Rules of use of henna
It is desirable to wash up the head before henna use.
Coloring is carried out as follows:
- Mix is applied on hair (the prepared mix has to have a sour cream consistence), and they are consistently carefully painted over.
- The head is warmed.
- Time of keeping depends on the demanded result. About 2 hours to paint over the brunette’s hair are required. For a fair hair 1,5 hours there are enough.
- It is necessary to wash away over capacity (basin) that to soil nothing. Water has to become colourless at the end. Washing away henna, it is desirable to refuse shampoo.
Chemical reaction of oxidation about which it was already told earlier, proceeds and after coloring procedure therefore within several days color will become is brighter, getting saturated paints. The next three days after coloring it is desirable not to wash the head.
Masks for hair with henna: recipes
Masks with henna often contain the moistening components that compensates the negative drying effect of henna. For those who is afraid to dry hair, the recipes allowing addition of oils will approach.
All masks are applied on slightly moistened hair. The head is warmed (more convenient to use for this purpose a winter cap instead of a towel and a hat for a shower instead of a film). Washing away a mask, it is necessary to use shampoo, however, it is possible to take and natural.
Mask, useful to head skin, from henna and germs of wheat:
- Bag of colourless henna – 25 g.
- 3 tablespoons of oil of an amla.
- 1 tablespoons of burdock oil.
- 1 h. l. oils of grape seed.
- 1 h. l. oils of germs of wheat.
Henna needs to be dissolved with hot water, to allow to be drawn, after a while to add oil. To apply on hair, to warm. To wash away in half an hour.
Mask against a hair loss with cottage cheese:
- 3 tablespoons of henna.
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- 2 yolks.
- 200–300 grams of cottage cheese.
All ingredients are required to be mixed and applied on the head. To put on a hat and for warming from above to cover with a towel. It is necessary to hold a mask 30–40 minutes.
Mask from white henna:
The simplest, but from it not less effective, it is possible to consider the mask consisting of colourless henna. For its preparation take water in the ratio 1:2 or 1:3.
Instead of water use of broths of herbs is admissible.
Connect henna and water (grass broth). The effect of a mask can be regulated, d obavly in an oil mask:
- against loss – kastorovy and olive (there is enough on 1 tablespoon);
- for gloss – almond;
- for food – kastorovy.
Mask from henna and kefir for bigger moistening and nutritiousness
Kefir is often used as a basis for the strengthening masks. Very simple recipe, but provides excellent result, thanks to the structure.
Note! Before preparation of a mask it is necessary to warm up kefir, having left it for a couple of hours at the room temperature. For dry hair it is worth choosing fatter kefir, and for an oily hair – kefir with the lowered content of fat.
The mask is applied on the clean or slightly polluted hair.
For the maximum effect kefiric masks need to be held, having warmed the head a towel.
It is necessary to mix 2 tablespoons of henna and 4–5 tablespoons of kefir (depends on length of hair). To put, hold half an hour. Addition of essential oils or couple of spoons of cocoa is admissible (it isn’t recommended to blondes).
As it became clear, rather inconsistent henna for hair has responses. The advantage and harm of this dye, and also result of coloring depend in many respects on observance of rules of preparation and use.
The following video will tell about use of henna:
This video will tell about coloring of hair henna and basmy:
If you wish to learn how to do masks for hair with colourless henna, watch the following video: