Updated: Feb 1, 2022
The best way to apply henna is by using a hairbrush.
After applying Henna, cover your hair and leave it for an hour at least.
After an hour, rinse your hair with a good conditioner and warm water
STEP 1: YOUR HAIR SHOULD BE CLEAN:
Before you apply the hair dye to your hair, your hair should be clean and oil-free. This way, the henna will stay longer in your hair, and the color would develop more appropriately. Otherwise, if your hair would be dirty, the henna molecules will not make the proper bond with the natural hair oil, and the color will fade away within a week.
STEP 2: MIX THE HENNA:
The quantity of henna powder you need depends on your hair length. If you have shoulder-length hair with standard density, you can use one pack of 100 grams. You can use one and a half packs of 100 grams for medium-length hair, and for hip hip-lengthened hair, you may use 250 grams of henna.
But it also depends on your hair texture. If you have curly hair shoulder-length, you may require 150 to 200 grams of henna. Well, this quantity is usually mentioned at the back of the pack as well. Always read those instructions too. Here is a little guide:
Short Hair & Half Beard1/3 (4.5 tbsp)Shoulder Length & Full Beard2/3 (8tbsp)Mid BackFull PackHip Length1&1/2 pack mustache 1/4 (3tbsp)
For mixing the henna:
Take a bowl and add the henna powder into it.
Add warm water into the powder gradually.
Stir the mixture thoroughly with the spoon; the mixture should be as thick and homogeneous as the cake batter because applying the dense layer is essential for the desired results.
Cover the henna mixture with the plastic wrap and leave it out for the following amount of time for each color medium brown/light brown/auburn 45 mins, all the rest of the colours 8-10 hours.
STEP 3: WEAR AN OLD /UNWANTED SHIRT:
Before the application of the henna on hair, don't forget to wear an old shirt. The henna that may accidentally apply to clothes can stain them permanently. Also, take care of the surrounding shelves, curtains, and carpets.
STEP 4: BRUSH YOUR HAIR AND MAKE THE PARTITIONS:
Brush your hair and make them tangle-free. Divide your hair into 4 sections and tie 3, leaving one down to color first. This section should be along with your hairline.
STEP 5: APPLY VASELINE AND WEAR GLOVES:
Apply the Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline on the hairline and wear the gloves.
STEP 6: APPLY THE RKS HENNA MIXTURE ON HAIR:
When everything above is done, take the mixture and uncover it. Stir it once again and start applying with the help of the coloring brush. Start from the section you left untied. Divide this section into different small areas. Apply the thick coat of henna on the hair.
Apply the color from the ends to the tips of the roots. Each small section should be next to the area previously done. Complete this application procedure; it will take not more than 20 to 25 minutes once you are in practice.
STEP 7: WRAP YOUR HAIR:
After the thorough application, wrap your hair with the saran wrap. This helps in the better development of the color. Wear a shower cap over it if you want; otherwise, it is not necessary.
STEP 8: SET THE STOPWATCH:
Set the stopwatch for 2-3 hours for Henna & 1-2 hours for hair treatment or conditioners, and make yourself busy in some work till the henna communicates the HENNA colour to your hair. Seems too long? Trust us, it's a very therapeutic experience, and it's known to be one of the best ways to de-stress & feel calm.
STEP 9: WASH YOUR HAIR:
When the alarm goes off, it's time to hit the shower. Use normal water to rinse your hair. Put your hair under the shower to wash the henna away from the hair.
Do not use shampoo, but you can use a conditioner to help you out while rinsing. The henna color will continue to darken for 2 to 3 days. Use shampoo after 48 hours of rinsing.