Henna, also known as Mehndi, is an evergreen and flowering plant which belongs to the loosestrifes family. For centuries, Mehndi—the art of painting henna on the body – has been believed to bring love, good fortune, prosperity, and protect the wearer against all evil. In traditional medicine, henna is known as an astringent, purgative, and abortifacient. However, it’s also used on hair. Henna has antifungal properties, which make it beneficial for those with dandruff and hair-fall related issues, as well as other microbial problems. Henna also helps reduce premature graying of hair, because it’s loaded with tannins, a plant compound found in teas that contribute to their rich coloring. Henna contains vitamin E, which helps to soften hair. The natural leaves of the plant are rich in proteins and antioxidants that support hair health. Henna has also been used since ancient times as a natural hair dye. Pure, organic henna is safe for your skin and hair, but henna with unhealthy additives may irritate or even damage your body.
Benefits of Henna Powder :
- Improves hair growth
- Reduces hair fall
- Prevents dandruff
- A natural hair dye
- Repairs splits ends
- Makes your hair thick and lustrous
How to Apply Henna on Hair :
- Take Henna Powder in a bowl.
- Sift to ensure no lumps are present in the henna taken to apply on the hair.
- Add a little black tea water in this henna.
- And let it soak for over 6-8 hours.
- Apply this paste on hair and wash it off with water (no shampoo or conditioner).
- Take a little Indigo Powder and add a little warm water to get a thick consistency.
- Apply this paste on the hair and wash it off after 1 hour.
- Use a shampoo and a conditioner after 1-2 days of this entire process to get a deep black colour.