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How to make high-quality staining at home
How to make high-quality staining at home

Every woman in relation to herself has a desire to correct something in her appearance. Most often, the hair undergoes changes. The modern beauty industry dictates its own rules, following which women strive to create an image that is unique and memorable, and in modern terms, they want to create an image similar to what we see on the covers of glossy magazines.

Of course, the desire to improve oneself is commendable, especially since today women are offered a wide variety of dyes. But among the proposed choice, the method of dyeing hair with henna does not lose its popularity. It is about her that will be discussed in our article.

What is Lawsonia?

Lavsonia is a plant from the leaves of which henna is produced for purposes known to us. The plant grows in the Middle East and North Africa. Moreover, for this they take the lower leaves of the plant, grind them and the resulting powder is packed in a special vacuum method. They do everything quickly, because the properties of the plant can lose their qualities.

For centuries, women have used this type of paint. With the help of this dye, you can achieve a variety of shades, but, let's face it, the final result is influenced to a greater extent by the natural color of the curls. Colorless henna is also used in cosmetology, but for dyeing hair, a colored version is used, which has a strong dyeing ability.

However, it is not always able to block the natural color. It is for this reason that women with different colored strands get completely different results. It is possible to paint in different shades using natural additives.

Why Lawsonia?

Each girl makes this choice for herself. Natural origin and affordable price - these are the main criteria that influence the fact that women increasingly choose this product for painting. Moreover, the red color always attracts the attention of men, it's not for nothing that red-haired girls are reputed to be real heartbreakers.

Another positive point is that henna not only dyes the hair, but also strengthens it. Those who have chosen this method of dyeing for themselves say that the curls have become stronger, shinier and smoother. There are a huge number of recipes for masks using this extract, the action of which is aimed at healing the strands.

But that is not all:

  • colorless and colored henna is an excellent antiseptic of natural origin;
  • prevents dandruff;
  • is able to have a beneficial effect on the scalp and is an excellent remedy for combating itching and irritation;
  • prevents strands from falling out;
  • promotes the restoration of hair;
  • strengthens brittle and damaged hairs, accelerates their growth.

Precautionary measures

Hair dyeing with henna at home is a simple matter, but it requires carefulness. As we already said, the final result of dyeing is influenced by the color of the hair. With extreme caution, it is necessary to apply such paint on highlighted or dyed strands.

This is because a reaction can occur between the plant pigment and the artificial colors. Such coloring can provoke an unpredictable shade and unexpected result. If you still want to experiment on dyed curls, then check the effect on a small strand.

You also need to be careful when dyeing a permed strand. It is not recommended to do chemistry after you have already used this coloring agent. Remember that Lawsonia is by nature a strong colorant and on very light hair this remedy can create a rich, bright orange color. If you would like to avoid such a shade, then do not leave the paint on for a long time.

The same goes for gray hair. If you want to paint over gray hair with colorless henna, then we recommend doing this in several stages, short in time. But it may not be possible to completely paint over the gray hair - only women, whose percentage of gray hair does not exceed 40%, can boast of an excellent result and well-painted roots.

Remember also that for some time you simply will not be able to repaint after applying henna. It is also impossible to remove the paint. She will soon wash off herself, while the color will change: it will become a few tones lighter.

These are the points to keep in mind when you decide to dye your hair with lavsonia leaves.

Preparation for staining

In order to dye your hair with henna, you do not need any special knowledge and skills. The procedure can be easily carried out at home. All you need is the dye powder itself, which is sold, usually in sachets, each weighing 25 grams. If you are the owner of fluffy hair of medium length, then you may need 7-8 sachets. But it is better to buy a few more bags so that the paint will be enough for sure.

You will also need a special paintbrush to pick up the paint. Brushes are purchased at cosmetics or household chemicals stores. It should be a brush with a long thin handle and stiff bristles on the other side. It is very convenient to apply henna with it, besides, all the roots will be stained this way. With the long end, you can distribute the strands. Be sure to purchase gloves, since colored henna tones not only the hair, but also strongly dyes the skin and then rinses off for a long time and with great difficulty.

It is best to dilute the powder in a glass or ceramic container. Do not use a plastic container for these purposes. To create a thermal effect, you will need cling film or a plastic bag, so it is recommended that you prepare the necessary items in advance.

When exposed to heat, the color will be deeper, more saturated and dyeing will take less time. You can cover your head with a towel on top of the bag.

Dyeing process

How to dye your hair with colored henna? Everything is very simple.

Here are some recommendations from cosmetologists.

  1. Apply the color to clean, dry curls. Do not use masks and balms before the procedure, just one shampoo, which you use traditionally;
  2. Prepare everything you need in advance so that it is convenient for you to apply paint. Pour the powder into a container and pour boiling water over it. Water must be poured in little by little. The consistency of the mixture should resemble thick sour cream. Some people advise adding lemon juice to henna for thickness and intensity of color;
  3. And in order to moisturize the strands, add a little oil, olive or any other;
  4. Remember that the product is difficult to clean, so immediately foresee this moment and put on such things that you will not mind getting dirty;
  5. In order not to stain your skin, use a cream - apply it along the hairline;
  6. Having divided the curls into partings, you can start coloring. First, paint the roots, and then distribute the paint along the entire length. After you finish dyeing the strands of one section, you can twist them and proceed to the next zone. Wrap the strands into a bundle and cover first with a film, then with a towel.

Secrets of shading

If you want the color to be not just fiery red, but with a certain shade, we recommend that you use our secrets.

If you add a small amount of cocoa to the mixture, the hair color will be reddish.

Adding hibiscus tea or red wine instead of water will make it possible to dye curls in a dark red color with a copper tint.

Kefir will help make the hair darker, and with the help of ground coffee, the shade will be close to brown.

Tint henna does not exist, all that you find in stores under the guise of the product you need is a cheap tonic that is part of a natural pigment.

Using such paint can not only come as a surprise to you, but also turn into trouble for your skin.

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