Wonders of Henna

Written by Rosalyn O

AfroRiri Henna

Henna has so many benefits for hair. It makes your hair strong, voluminous and shiny.It is also applied on hair to bring back the health of your tresses.  Hair is less prone to breakage and splitting after using henna.  Some people experience a smoother texture with less shrinkage. For henna to work well it needs to be able to bond to the keratin in your hair, to achieve that it has to be mixed with an acidic liquid like caffeine-free tea, green tea, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, apple juice or even citric acid.

Ways to use Henna

  • Steep henna for two hours in amla-brewed water and apply on hair including scalp.  Since amla is slightly acidic, you can simply mix with plain water (rather than tea).
  • If you want a rich coloured mane without affecting the health of your hair like other chemical dyes, then henna is your answer. It has no amino acid or other chemicals that takes away the moisture from your hair which leaves it damaged and dull. Boil water with two tablespoons of dried amla, one teaspoon of black tea and two cloves. Strain the water and add in henna to make a thick paste. Leave overnight or for at least two hours and apply on hair.
  • Henna is known to cure dandruff too. Soak one two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds overnight in water and grind them in the morning. Heat some mustard oil and add henna. Let it cool down and add fenugreek paste in the oil. You can strain the oil mixture to get rid of coarse particle and apply on the scalp an hour before the shampoo.

Hope this was helpful. xoxo

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