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How to Use Mehndi Or Henna Hair Dye – Step by Step Guide

Applying Mehendi or henna on hair is different from using any hair oil or hair cream. Using henna on short hair is different, but it becomes complicated as the hair length increases. Long hair needs, even more, consideration and care to cover them completely. Here we are describing a proper way to use henna for hair dye.

Things needed for applying henna on hair

  • Henna powder
  • Lukewarm water
  • A bowl
  • A spoon for stirring
  • Rubber gloves
  • Colouring brush to use hair
  • Clips to section hair
  • Colored towel
  • Face Vaseline to cover the parts of the face close to the hairline

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Step 1: Make sure you have henna paste preserved for two to three hours.

Step 2: Wear the gloves. First, apply the face Vaseline to cover the parts of the face to the hairline. It will ensure there is no henna on the face.

Step 3: Comb the hair and make them straight.

Step 4: Start applying the hair from the top in small packs. In that’s way take the henna up to the roots. Make sure you have covered the hair you selected to for henna dye.

Step 5: Don’t forget to apply the henna to roots and skin close to the head.

Step 6: Apply as much henna as you can subject to the length of the hair.

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Alternate Method:

Step 1: You can also start from roots instead of upper parts and cascade downward. Start from the roots and apply to the remaining section of hair upward as you are winding it.

Step 2: Never apply the henna randomly. Make sure you are selecting the every next or closest section of the hair after using henna on one section. It will make it easy you are on right track.

Step 3: In the case of too much long hair, apply the hair clips where possible but after completing that portion. By using clips, hair will stay in place.

Step 4: After applying henna on all hair now leave it for two to three hours to get dry properly. You can apply the shower cap also. However, in the case of being in an open state, it will dry fast and will get more red or black color, whatever the color of henna is.

Step 5: After three-hour wash off the hair with shampoo. Use the comb to rinse out all the henna, by bare hands it will take too much time so use the comb to rinse it properly.

If you want more red or black color and natural glow, then use the henna at least three times in a month.

Note: Naturally red, maroon, brown and black color henna are available in the market. Choose that one that will suit your style and appearance. Always use the natural henna that can be easily availed from the herbal stores. Packed henna mostly contains the chemical that can make your hair dull and rough.

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