How to Make Henna Paste at Home

How to Make Henna Paste at Home – Step by Step Process

They say; when a woman wants to change her life, she starts with her hair (ok, maybe some men too). To be very honest, we couldn’t agree more. Some women opt for a fresh new cut while most of us resort to hair color. Hair color can add a touch of freshness to your personality and might be the much-needed change you were looking for. 

However, conventional hair dyes come at the risk of ruining the health of your hair. Sure, they are convenient but do you really want dry, damaged hair at the cost of the new color? I hope not. Don’t worry as we have found the perfect solution for you; a henna dye. Yes, you heard me correct. A henna dye comes in a variety of color options, is natural, and works as a magical conditioner for your hair. 

Make sure that you choose organic henna which is free from any of the nasty chemicals and metallic dyes. Let’s learn how to make henna powder paste for your hair: 

How to Make Henna Paste for Hair?

How to Make Henna Paste at Home

There are several ways to make henna paste at home. Some people use their secret age-old recipes while others go the simple route. We’ll be sharing a few of the recipes. Feel free to select one that floats your boat. 

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 packet of organic henna 
  • Water or Coffee
  • A plastic bowl 
  • A mixing spatula 
  • Plastic wrap 

Simple Recipe 

  • Open the henna packet and empty out contents in an empty plastic bowl. 
  • Slowly start adding water and mix the henna. Avoid adding too much water. You need to achieve a yogurt-like consistency. 
  • Mix well and make sure that there are no lumps and it is a pretty smooth mix. 
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. 

Henna Hair Mask Recipe

Things You’ll Need

  • Henna Powder
  • Lemon juice 
  • Sugar 
  • Essential oil 
  • Bowl 
  • Spatula 
  • Plastic wrap 
  • Olive oil 
  • Egg (Optional)

Recipe

  • Add henna powder in a bowl along with powdered sugar and mix well. 
  • Next, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to the mixture along with a few drops of lemon juice and mix again. 
  • Add enough water to create a thick paste.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. 
  • Now comes the extra shine part; take one egg, beat it well, and add it to the mix for added shine and luster. (This step is optional)

How to make Henna Cones with Paste?

How to make Henna Cones with Paste?

If you are here to make henna cones, here is how to make them:

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 Packet organic henna powder
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Piping bag
  • Cellophane wrap (cut into squares)
  • Common pins 
  • Tape 
  • Bowl 
  • Spatula
  • Plastic Wrap 
  • Rubber bands 

Recipe 

  • Mix henna powder with water to create a thick paste and leave it overnight in a bowl. Do not forget to cover the bowl with plastic wrap. 
  • Keep the mixture in the fridge for an hour.
  • To make henna cones, fold the cellophane wrap into the shape of the cone. Make sure it doesn’t have an opening at the narrow end. Leave the wide end open for now. 
  • Add the henna mixture to the piping bag. Do not overfill it. 
  • Start filling henna cones one by one and tie the top part with the help of a rubber band. 
  • Once all the cones are filled, secure the top with tape and prick a pin into the narrow end for application.

How to Apply Henna to Your Hair?

How to Apply Henna to Your Hair?

Now, that your henna mixture is ready, it’s time to apply it to your hair. Without further ado, let’s get started.

  • Start off with a clean base. Shampoo your hair to get rid of all the oils. You can skip the conditioner as henna acts as an amazing natural conditioner. 
  • Let your hair dry naturally. 
  • Wear an old t-shirt or something you don’t mind ruining. 
  • Take Vaseline and apply it to your hairline, ears, and neck to avoid henna stains. 
  • Wear plastic gloves. 
  • Section of your hair and start applying henna to your roots till the entire head is covered. 
  • Now, move on to the lengths of your hair and coat it completely from root to tip. 
  • Tie your hair in a bun, wrap it with a shower cap and let it cook for a good four to six hours. The longer you leave it, the better the color will be. 
  • It’s wash time. Keep your scalp under running water and rinse out all the henna. Keep rinsing till the water runs clear.

Why Choose Henna Over Conventional Hair Dyes?

Why Choose Henna Over Conventional Hair Dyes?

  • Henna acts as a hair conditioner and moisturizes your hair from within while conventional dyes are loaded with chemicals and dry out your hair. 
  • The color from henna dye lasts much longer than your average box dyes. Most people have to retouch their hair every 2 to 3 weeks with box dyes while the color of the henna dye will last ages. 
  • Henna is a completely organic product that has no harmful ingredients. On the other hand, box dyes are loaded with chemicals that are not only bad for your hair but can irritate your scalp as well. 
  • Henna makes your hair long and strong and promotes regrowth. On the other hand, box dyes can irritate your scalp and lead to hair loss. 
  • Henna helps with breakage and strengthens your hair from root to tip. Chemical-based hair dyes penetrate the shaft of your hair, causing them to break easily and resulting in split ends. 
  • Box dyes steal the shine of your hair while henna is known for adding luster to your locks. 

Final Thoughts

If you want to experiment with your hair color, henna is the best option. Make sure to follow our instructions carefully while preparing and applying henna and you will be good to go.

While choosing a henna brand, make sure to look for an organic one. If any henna dye has metallic salts, chemicals, or any other harmful ingredients, stay clear of that. Our personal favorite is henna powder by ‘The Henna Guys’. It is completely organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Moreover, it comes in a variety of color options as well.

If you tried coloring your henna with one of our recipes, do share your results with us in the comments section below.

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