You will need
- - glass/ceramic bowl;
- - hot boiled water;
- is the spoon.
The number of dry henna, which is required for preparation of the dye mixture will depend on the length and thickness of tresses. Standard packing volume henna for hair dyeing at home – 80 g, but there are 125 g of a pack. Hair medium length - from chin to shoulder - will need two 80-gram packages of powder henna. If hair is very thick, get another pack as a reserve.
Pour the henna in a non-metallic bowl. Pour the powder in hot boiled water, pour it in a thin stream, stirring constantly, until a homogeneous slurry (the consistency of thick cream). Dissolve all lumps.
If you want to add hair a chestnut brown shade and add to the mixture a tablespoon of ground coffee. If desired add a fiery red glow instead of boiling dilute henna beet juice, heated to 60-70 o C. To achieve a rich red shade of hair can make the henna fresh infusion of chamomile and add to the mix a teaspoon of turmeric and paprika or ground the marigold flower.
If you want to intensify the effect and intensity of the color, to achieve maximum durability of henna, add a diluted mixture of half a teaspoon of citric acid (or juice of half a lemon) and the same amount of vinegar.
Try to dissolve the henna in hot whey. Final color is not affected, but it will give hair Shine and smoothness of silk.
Herbal diluted henna smell will not be so unpleasant if instead of boiling water to pour the paint in the green tea, add a few drops of aromatic oil.
If you are going to use only for medicinal purposes, give preference to white or henna add to the mix traditional chestnut henna 2-3 tablespoons of olive/sunflower oil. It will not allow the dye too to soak into the hair structure.