How The Hippies Did It
I first heard of henna for dying hair from my mom and her friends, means again within the 70’s I remember as a little lady of about four or 5, sitting in on hippy Girls’s curly extension conversations . The room sometimes crammed with incense, lighter-than-air, rainbow coloured cheesecloth curtains floating around within the wind. Beanbags crammed the flooring. Stunning, natural, hippie ladies mentioned all manner of things..
These leisurely chats ranged from the place ought to I paint a flower of life design on my body, to who was hotter, Mick Jagger or John Lennon, all the way by to what to make use of to alter your hair color.
As we speak we seek advice from henna as a natural hair dye. Nonetheless, again then, it wasn’t called a ‘natural dye’ It’s simply what was used, in the times that pre date color and a wild dose of chemical in a bottle. There just had been none, so the ancient secrets and techniques of henna have been handed down as an alternative; Mom to Daughter fashion.
Three years in the past once i first began my journey along the natural residing path, my previous chemical dye had began to develop out. As I’m certain you realize, that can get ugly quick. Not good for the self worth. However I’d decided to finally develop it out. I may see a couple of greys too, but that I needed to work out via soul looking and accepting that yes, I’m 40 and I’ll go grey. It’s definately a course of!
So while pondering about how I might reconcile my desire to cover the terrible LINE that growing out makes in ones hair, with my new discovered commitment to shifting in direction of a natural method of life, these overheard conversations about henna bubbled to the surface of my reminiscence.
What is Henna
Scientifically talking, henna is Lawsonia inermis. That’s the Latin name of the plant this dye is derived from. Usually, the leaves are crushed right into a discover powder to allow the use of a paintbrush and ease of utility. When utilized to hair, it can intensify any crimson colour in your hair and highlight the remaining. Finest used on mild to medium coloured hair. Black and dark brown haired people, I’m sorry! It simply does not show up very nicely.
How To use Henna – It’s tremendous easy!
Placing It Altogether
1. Carefully mix somewhat water at a time into a premeasured half cup of powder (for long hair. Quick hair will solely require a quarter cup) You need to make a gooey paste consistancy, so just a few drops at a time till you’ll be able to choose it up like mud.
2. Rub it in. Throughout if you want, if you’re searching for a streaky impact, then simply rub small sections, leaving small sections inbetween untouched.
3. Wait. The quantity you will wait will depend upon how deep you need your color. I recommend half an hour for a light dye up to a couple hours for quite a number of shades difference.
Henna hand! ..don’t fret, it washes/wears off in an hour or two.
4. Situation your hair with some organic honey and/or a mild rub of coconut oil.
Play with the times. Start with a mild dye, see how you prefer it. Should you hate it, the good news is that it will fade out, in a natural manner, in a couple of weeks.
Oh, and those mom daughter conversations..effectively, they are a life affirming joy that I now get to hand down, alongside the ancestral line, to my own daughters. We need more of that. Please share what you be taught with your personal feminine kin, especially your daughters. What an exquisite technique to share some bonding time collectively!