How do you mix henna for your hair?

You can safely apply Origin Asian 100% Pure & body art quality henna on dyed, bleached, and chemically treated hair. 

Remember: 
• Don’t be stingy with the mix. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. 
• If you like, you can do the roots only a few times between full hair applications. 
• Wear gloves because this will stain your hands. 
(Very few people are allergic to pure Henna powder; it is always good to perform an allergy test.) 

How much should you use? 
• 60 ~80g will dye short hair. 
• 80g ~100g will dye collar length straight hair. 
• 120g ~150g will dye shoulder length straight hair. 
• 200~300g or more will dye waist length hair. 

1. Wash your hair and dry it before you put in the henna mix. Comb your hair so you can section it easily. 

2. Apply the mix thick into the sections, like putting mud play. Make sure all your hair is thickly coated with the mix, clear down to the scalp. 

3. When all of your hair is full of mix, wrap plastic wrap around your head, clean off your hairline and ears, and rest for 1 hour or as long as you like. If your hair is very resistant to dye, you can keep it on longer. Take a nap, watching TV, surfing internet or doing housework etc; 

4. Wash the henna mix out of your hair. You can shampoo the last of the henna out. (If you have difficulties, use hair conditioner instead of shampoo, it will rinse out easily.) 

5. Your hair will take approximate 3 days to settle into the true color. This is an oxidation process like an apple cut turning brownish when left out in the air. Be patient and do not panic. 

Don’t be stingy with the mix. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. You can dye beards, sideburns and moustaches with henna. Do it the same way as hair. 

   
The stain from henna mixed with lemon juice will gradually darken into a rich, natural deep red color. With or without lemon juice is all just fine.

Dye your hair black with Natural Henna and Indigo

You can dye your hair beautiful black, and cover your gray hair to black with Origin Asian 100% pure henna and indigo, without PPD (Para-phenylenediamine) or any other chemicals! 

Here’s how to dye hair black using Origin Asian’s 100% pure body art quality henna and indigo, with no chemicals: 

Method: Henna your hair first, and then indigo your hair as soon as you have rinsed the henna out of your hair. 

(Very few people are allergic to pure Henna powder & pure Indigo powder; it is always good to perform an allergy test.) 

1.
Wash and dry your hair. You can safely apply Origin Asian’s 100% pure body art quality henna and indigo over dyed, bleached, and chemically treated hair. You can apply on synthetic dyes, bleaches and treatments over with Origin Asian’s 100% pure body art quality henna and indigo, because there are no metallic compounds in Origin Asian’s 100% pure herbal products.
2.
Before you want to dye the hair, mix henna with warm water & stir in enough water into the mix to make it as thick as yoghurt.
3.
Wash your hair and dry it. Comb your hair so you can section it easily. 

Grey roots and black color base hair.
4.
Put on gloves. All this will stain your hands. Apply the henna thick into sectioned hair. It is important to get a thick coating on every hair, clear down to the scalp. Henna and indigo will not hurt your scalp or your body. 

Apply the henna THICK to sectioned hair
5.
Apply more on grey hair with the henna.
6.
When the hair is completely covered, wipe off the hairline and ears. Wrap up the hennaed hair in plastic wrap and relax for at least 1 hour or as long as you like. (*The longer the period, the better the color stain the hairs.)
7.
Rinse all the henna out of the hair and towel dry. 

The henna dyed the grey roots red after an hour & after rinsed.
8.
When all the henna is rinsed out, and the hair is dry, mix up the indigo. Mix indigo powder with water to the consistency or yoghurt. If you think you might have dye-resistant hair, throw in a teaspoon of salt. Put the indigo immediately into your hair. Do not wait for dye release from indigo.
9.
Section the hair and smear the indigo mix thick down right to the scalp.
10.
Wrap shoulders with a towel. Smear it in thick. Just grab handfuls of paste and rub it into the hair.
11.
When all the hair is sectioned, and thickly smeared with indigo paste, wrap the hair with plastic wrap, wipe the indigo off the skin, and rest for 1 hour. Rinse the indigo out of your hair.
12.
If you see a greenish tone, don’t panic. It will go away in a day or two as the indigo oxidizes. Your hair will take approximate 2 days to settle into the true color. Sometimes gray hair is resistant to dye, and you may have to do this more than once, or leave the henna and indigo on longer. 

Hair after the indigo is rinsed out covered evenly with Black color.



Some people find that their hair is reddish after a few weeks, because the indigo is fading. This is because the indigo dye molecule doesn’t bind the same way as henna does. You can perk up the black between times by making a mix of 10% henna and 90% indigo. If you like, you can do the roots only a few times between full hair applications. 
Don’t use indigo alone to dye your hair unless you want to be a “little old blue-haired lady”. 

You’ll need to use both henna and indigo. How much should you use? 
• 50~80g of each will dye short hair. 
• 80~100g of each will dye collar length straight hair. 
• 100~150g of each will dye shoulder length straight hair. 
• 200g~300g or more of each will dye waist length hair. 

Don’t be stingy with the mix. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. You can dye beards, sideburns and moustaches with henna and indigo! Do it the same way as hair.

Mix Henna & Indigo Proportions on Grey Hairs

   
100% Henna 2/3 Henna 1/2 Henna 1/3 Henna 100% Indigo
  1/3Indigo 1/2 Indigo 2/3 Indigo  

Mix henna and indigo to dye hair reddish brown: 
Do the same as above, but use 80% Henna to 20% Indigo. 
Mix henna and indigo to dye hair dark brown: 
Do the same as above but use 50% Henna to 50% Indigo. 
Mix henna and indigo to dye hair very dark brown: 
Do the same as above but use 40% henna to 60% Indigo.



   
½ Henna + ½ Indigo ½ Henna + ½ Indigo + Amla powder
Mix Henna, Amla and Indigo for a cooler brown hair dye.

How do you mix Neutral henna (Cassia Obovata) for your hair?

Origin Asian 100% Pure Neutral Henna (Cassia Obovata powder) is purely from plant. 
The powdered leaves have chrysophanic acid and tannins, which are antifungal, and will leave your hair glossy, dandruff-free, and healthy. Cassia Obovata will not change your hair color as it has a low content of golden dye, but it won’t show up on most people’s hair. 

(Very few people are allergic to pure Cassia Obovata powder; it is always good perform an allergy test.) 

To mix and apply Cassia Obovata: 
1. Apply Origin Asian 100% pure Cassia Obovata to clean, dry hair. 
2. Mix Cassia Obovata powder with warm or hot water and let it sit for 5~10 minutes. 
3. Add enough water to make a paste about the consistency of stirred up yogurt. 
4. Section your hair, and apply the Cassia Obovata paste to your scalp, and gradually work it into all of your hair. 
5. Wrap your hair in plastic, and wrap a towel around that to reduce mess, and keep it moist & warmth. 
6. Leave the paste in your hair for 30 ~45 minutes. 
7. Rinse the paste out.

How do you mix & apply Amla Powder?

Origin Asian 100% Pure Amla is purely from plant: Emblica Officinalis. 
The dried, powdered fruit has tannins, vitamin C, and is astringent. Amla adds texture, volume, wave, curl and shine to your hair. It does not have a dye. It softens & makes your shiny. Scrub your face and body with Amla for a glowing, clean complexion. 

(Very few people are allergic to pure Amla powder; it is always good to perform an allergy test.) 

Mix and apply Origin Asian 100% pure Amla powder for healthy Hair: 
1. For curly hair, section your hair, and apply the Amla paste, and gradually work it into all of your hair. 
2. Wrap your hair in plastic, and wrap a towel around that to reduce mess, and keep it moist & warmth 
3. Leave the paste in your hair for 30~40minutes for wavy hair, longer for curls. If Amla irritates your skin, wash it out sooner. 
4. Shampoo the paste out. 

Mix and apply Origin Asian 100% pure Amla for healthy skin: 
1. Mix Origin Asian 100% Pure Amla with water in a ceramic bowl to the consistency of thick soup, and warm it in the microwave until it’s hot but not boiling. Let it cool. 
2. Apply warm Amla paste to your face and body and leave it 5 - 10 minutes, then scrub it off. 

If you want lighter, more coppery reds tone, mix henna with cassia. 
If you want darker, more brownish reds tone, mix henna with Indigo. 
If you want darken Black color, first apply with henna, wash it off, and then go with Indigo. 
If you want soften & shiny hair, mix henna with Amla powder. 
If you want remove Dandruffs, head lice and ringworm, mix henna with Neem,Tulsi & Methi(fenugreek). 
If you want remove oily scalp, mix henna with Shikakai, Ritha, Neem & Tulsi. 
If you want promote hair growth, mix henna with Bringraj, Amla, Brahmi & Neem. 

Above mixtures are not prescriptions. Henna & those herbal is a very personal thing and what works great for one person may not work well for someone else. There is no right or wrong, and there are no exact measurements. Experiment with your henna recipe to find what works best for you. Have fun! 

If your hair is: Use Cassia Use ½ cassia and ½ henna Use Henna Use 2/3 henna and 1/3 indigo Use ½ henna and ½ indigo Use 1/3 henna and 2/3 indigo Use Henna first, then indigo
Blonde Glossy blonde Strawberry blonde Vivid red Light brown Medium brown Darker brown Black, though it make take more than one try to get complete black.
Dark Blonde Glossy dark blonde Coppery red Vibrant red Light brown Medium brown Darker brown; though it may take more than one application to get it really dark. Black, though it make take more than one try to get complete black.
Red Glossy red Warm red Vibrant red Reddish brown Medium brown Darker brown; though it may take more than one application to get it really dark. Black, though it make take more than one try to get complete black.
Medium Brown Glossy medium brown Red highlights Auburn Medium brown Medium brown Dark brown Blueblack
Dark Brown Glossy dark brown Red highlights Dark auburn Dark brown Warm brown Dark brown Blueblack
Black Glossy black Slight red highlights Black with red shimmer Warm black Warm black Warm black Blueblack
Gray Gray Golden copper Coppery red Light brown Medium brown, though it may take more than one application to get full color. Dark brown, though it may take more than one application to get full color. Black, though it make take more than one application to get full color.