Red 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 into a fine powder. We also use the plants: Indigoferra, Cassia Obovata, Marigold & Chamomile Flowers to make the different shades. We choose only the finest botanicals from around the world to be used in our Hair Color
Rainbow Henna coats the outside of each strand of hair. The shade of Henna is reflected through the hair while enhancing your hair’s natural color. The cuticle is smoothed by Henna’s sealing action, giving hair a polished look by making the light reflect off providing shine. Regular use of Henna can texturize the hair, giving it extra body–this becomes more evident with each application.
Rainbow Henna color will last approximately 4 to 6 weeks but is safe to use more frequently.
Rainbow Henna may be applied on wet or dry hair, but it is important that the hair be clean and free of any hair sprays, gels or conditioners. If you wish to shampoo first, towel hair dry before applying.
Pour Rainbow Henna Powder into a glass or plastic bowl. Use enough powder to cover the areas it’s being applied to.
*DO NOT USE A METAL BOWL OR UTENSILS*
Boil 8-16oz of liquid (water,coffee or tea). Add the liquid gradually using a wooden or plastic spoon mix thoroughly to reach a creamy yogurt like consistency. You may not use all of the liquid, more liquid can be added if mixture is too thick or thickens up during application.
To Help Cover Grey or White Hair mix powder with coffee or tea and 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar per 2oz of powder. *see below for specific instructions based on desired results
*Special Recipes and Hints fro use on Grey Hair or to Customize Results:
Coffee or Black Tea (English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Ceylon): To help tone down red tones, deepen brown- red tones, or cover grey/white hair, substitute coffee/tea for water. Use brewed, black coffee not instant. Coffee alternatives can also be used. Can be used with black, red and brown henna shades.
Red Teas (Rooibos, Raspberry Leaf, Red Zinger): To help enhance red tones and make them more vibrant. Can be used with all henna shades.
Chamomile Tea: To help enhance and bring out golden blonde highlights. Can be used with Blonde, Marigold Blonde, and Strawberry Blonde henna shades.
For Dry Hair:
Neutral Henna: Use as a conditioner to help add body and shine to the hair. Neutral or “Clear” henna does not deposit color. Mix with boiling water to desired consistency and apply to hair the same way as the color shades.
*HENNA DOES NOT TYPICALLY CAUSE A REACTION AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY KNOWN ALERGINS, IF YOU HAVE SENSATIVE SKIN OR CHEMICAL SENSATIVITIES A PATCH TEST ON THE SKIN IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE APPLIYING THE FULL APPLICATION
Leave on as follows:
Strawberry Blonde, Blonde, Marigold Blonde, Light Brown and Neutral–with heat 30-45 minutes; without heat 45-60 minutes.
When timing is completed, rinse thoroughly with hot water, then rinse with cool water. Follow with Rainbow Henna Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and style. To see full results hair must be completely dried.
Timing may be increased if hair is resistant.
Hair Products containing essential oils as the fragrance should not be used if coloring the hair with henna. The essential oils will strip the henna coating off of the hair shaft causing the color to fade out more quickly. (see removal Q&A for more information)
Can I Try a Test Strand First?
Can Henna Be Used on Grey or White Hair?
Is Henna Safe To Use Over a Chemical Color/Tint?
Is Chemical Color/Tint Safe To Use Over Henna Hair Color?
What Is the Best Way To Remove Henna?
These suggestion are to remove the coating henna produces on the hair shaft. This will not remove the color instantly but will speed up the removal causing the henna to fade out more quickly. This will also allow the hair to receive a chemical treatment safely.
The coating produced by the henna is naturally removed after 4-6 weeks with a normal shampoo cycle of 2x-3x a week.
These procedures are recommended prior to using a perm or chemical tint/color or treatment or to speed up the removal of the color.
Can I Henna After a Perm, Relaxer or Straightener?
Can I use a Perm, Relaxer or Straightener After a Henna?
Can Hair Be Lightened After a Henna?
Will Henna Lighten Hair?
Can I mix different colors together?
Can Rainbow Henna be used for Skin Art, Mehndi tattoos?
Can Rainbow Henna be used for Facial Hair?
HENNA & BIOTIN SHAMPOO - A mild formula that brings out your natural highlights. Adds body, shine, and conditioning to all hair colors and types. Helps to protect color treated hair and keep color vibrant longer. Made with our Neutral (colorless) Henna extract and Vegetable Soy Protein.
HENNA & BIOTIN CONDITIONER - Keeps the shine and body without coating the hair with waxy conditioners. Used daily, Henna Conditioner detangles, softens, and shines the hair. Made with our Neutral (colorless) Henna extract and Vegetable Soy Protein.
THERMO HEAT CAP - A professional, electric hair conditioning heat cap. The Thermo Heat Cap increases shine, helps to condition and can help the color lasts longer. Reusable. 3 heat settings–low to high. Roomy, comfortable fit. UL listed.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Store in a cool, dry place. Filled by weight. Do not use in the area of the eye or if scalp has open cuts. Not for use on Bleached or Chemically Lightened hair. A strand test should be done if hair is over 20% grey