Tea enhances the qualities of Henna hair dye

by | Feb 3, 2023 | Natural cosmetics

Although tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, not all of us are aware that we can use it in our beauty routine. Today, I want to share with you my experience incorporating tea in my Henna hair dye.

Join me to discover how tea improves the qualities of henna and how I incorporate it into this dye.

It’s been almost 4 years since I started this journey, removing products with parabens and changing conventional dyes for #henna. All my beauty rituals have been changing as I have been learning, but what has been constant is the incorporation of organic products and the use of tea.

Henna is a powder resulting from the crushing of Lawsonia Inermis and Indigofera Tinctoria leaves (their percentage depends on the color you will dye your hair). These plants have been used since ancient times for their aesthetic benefits, in addition to restoring the natural shine to the hair, deeply nourishing it and naturally dyeing gray hair and enhancing the color of the strands. As a result, you will get healthy, strong and shiny hair.

Tea enhances the properties of henna. Thanks to its theine content, it stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss; it also provides shine and enhances the color (depending on the tea you use, you could slightly darken the tone or strengthen the reddish tones).

In today’s article, we are going to share with you our way to dye hair with henna. We use the following recipe:

  • 2 cups of infused black tea,
  • 1 cup of flax seed infusion,
  • 1 egg
  • 100 gr of henna powder (use the brown color which is basically a mixture of Lawsonia Inermis and Indigofera Tinctoria).

 

Recommendations prior to preparation

Remember to use a wooden spoon in the mixing process. The amounts of henna depend on the length of your hair, so either adapt this recipe to the length of your hair or prepare the whole batch and store the rest in a ziplock bag for the next use.

 

Dye preparation

  • In a glass bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth, creamy texture (like yogurt).
  • Let the mixture rest for 45 minutes (so that it oxidizes)
  • Stir and apply to your hair, starting at the roots and then working towards the ends.
  • Once you have the roots and/or all of your hair covered, wrap your hair in a plastic cap and leave it on for 2-3 hours.
  • After this time, rinse your hair until it is free of all the mixture (you will notice it when the water is clear)
  • Then apply some cream bath (paraben free) and do the final rinse.
  • Let dry and check the coverage level.
  • You may need another app to get to the shade you want.
  • And style as usual.

Tell me, what do you think of this recipe?

I’ll say goodbye for now, but not before inviting you to discover the benefits of tea in our Teabeauty section where we’ll teach you how to be Breawteaful.

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