Fears to receive only red color from henna, are vain. It can be clarified or darkened to the necessary tone, using only natural vegetable additives, not resorting to chemistry.
Many women recognize that the choice of natural paints is more preferable to coloring of hair, but nevertheless continue to use chemical dyes. It is so much simpler to receive desirable shade. Really, without having experience of coloring by henna or basmy, it is impossible to be sure of final result. However in the course of experimenting it is possible to receive in the subsequent quite predictable color.
Whether color depends on kind of henna
Actually the choice of natural paints is small: henna and basma. And by means of basma without henna it is possible to receive only blue shade. Therefore for high-quality coloring it is necessary to buy quality henna first of all. As green toner of henna is produced from plant under the name "not prickly henna", growing in the north of Africa and in the central regions of the East, it is possible to buy henna only Indian, Iranian and Sudanese. The last is from Saudi Arabia.
Though the painting ability of henna does not depend on the habitat, but it differs in producers, so, and ways of processing. Good henna has to represent the powder ground to condition of powder. During steaming it becomes uniform gruel of marsh color. The Indian producers have worried about certain color in advance and have already added to henna necessary dyes for receiving golden shade, light brown, colors burgund, European fennel swallowtail and black. However as far as these additives are harmless, it is unknown. Sudanese paint has many flatter reviews of the quality as has no foreign additives and is capable to keep several months saturated copper color. Unless hair grow. The Iranian henna is provided only by one color scale too – carrot and red, but these are many lovers of experiments carry to advantages. Applying houseconditionsnatural additives in it is possible to achieve various shades.
The choice from golden to black
Of course, color after coloring depends not only on additives. In many respects the density of hair, their natural color, the number of gray hair, time of coloring and even skin oiliness of the head play role. It is necessary to tell that to dry hair henna can do much harm if to be painted often. It is possible to receive color from fair-haired to black, having connected henna to basmy. The similar result will be yielded by additives in the form of coffee, nutmeg, shell of walnut and bark of oak. In this case, one of the listed ingredients becomes basis of broth which fills in henna powder. Broth should not just be brought to boiling, but also to boil minutes 5 - 10. It is checked that nettle broth promotes blackout of red color of henna too. The turmeric, chicory, mandarine or orange-peels will help to give golden or orange tone. Elder, beet, cranberry and usual red wine will give red shade. Clarification of color is promoted by lemon juice, acacia flowers, broth of root of dandelion, camomile pharmaceutical and essential oils, such as oil of parsley and tea tree. It is known that henna perfectly strengthens hair bulbs, interfering with hair loss, saves from dandruff, adds natural gloss and volume to hairstyle. Therefore if there is a wish to gain such effect, without changing hair color, then it is necessary to use colourless henna. It is produced from the same henna, but only not from leaves, and from stalks. They do not possess the painting pigment, but are saturated with curative force.