History of Henna
Secrets of beauty have been cherished throughout the ages. One of the oldest beautifiers known is Henna. Famous beauties such as Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Henna to enhance their hair coloring. Silent film stars Theda Bara and Clara Bow colored their hair with Henna to add to their mystery. Today, women and men who understand how to be naturally beautiful use Henna. Henna comes from small shrubs, called Lawsonia, that are native to the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa. The leaves are dried and then pulverized to a fine powder. We use only the finest grade Henna. It is 100% organic with no additives, chemicals or pesticides. The Henna plates each strand of hair. The shade of Henna is reflected through the hair while enhancing the hair’s natural color. It is also a conditioner. The cuticle is smoothed by Henna’s sealing action, giving hair a polished look. Because the cuticle is tight and flattened, the hair is protected from atmospheric conditions, such as sun and air pollution. Regular use of Henna texturizes hair, giving it more body; this becomes more evident with each application. Henna may be applied every 4 to 6 weeks. Because the color blends so naturally and fades gradually, there is never a noticeable regrowth area.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Yes it can. If there’s more than 25% grey, a double application is recommended on the same day.
Yes. After a Perm we suggest that you wait 3-5 shampooings. This will insure that the entire chemical residue is removed prior to doing the Henna application.
No. The perm will remove the deposit of the Henna.
No. First you must remove the Henna coating from the hair shaft. The Henna coating is naturally removed after 2-3 weeks of regular shampooing. If Henna was applied less then 2-3 weeks before see removal instructions below.
To help remove Henna from the hair shaft, apply warm mineral oil to the hair. Leave on 20-25 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Shampoo out. This procedure is good prior to using a perm or chemical tint/color.
Yes. If the hair is in excellent condition, Rainbow Henna can be used over a chemical tint. However, this is not its purpose. Color results may vary until new growth comes in fully. Henna should not be used over bleached or white hair.
No. The Henna color will remain on the hair even if high lift blonde tints or bleaches are used.
No. Henna does not contain any lightening chemicals. Blonde Henna brings out yellow and golden brown highlights. Marigold Blonde Henna brings out gold and yellow highlights. Both add shine and body to grey hair.
Neutral Henna can be used on any type of hair every 4 weeks. All other shades can be used every 4 to 6 weeks. If color fades quicker than 4-6 weeks it is safe to re-apply sooner.