Lemon Juice VS Water

Lemon Juice VS Water

Have you chosen your henna powder but unsure about wether to use water or lemon juice? There are pros and cons to using either one. I can remember when I first started doing henna for my hair and my mix always consisted of water and a splash of lemon juice to boost the color. I’ve always liked keeping it simple. For my henna body art mixes I started off using lemon juice as I heard that most people used lemon juice. I never really thought of alternatives as I was still learning but I do believe in experimenting and trying things out. I believe that we all have to find out what works best for us. It happens that what might work for one person might not work for another. My henna for hair recipe is pretty much still the same for my personal use but it’s very intriguing to see the different liquids that clients choose. With henna body art the choices are a little bit the same overall. There isn’t as much variety. Henna For Hair Often times clients first come across blogs, vlogs and instructions for mixing their henna with lemon juice. A few things about using lemon juice in your hair recipes: very acidic it can be very drying this can cause hair breakage it makes the dye release take longer to release it can boost the color in henna A lot of the times when the information is found online it’s often out dated especially when it contains information about using lemon juice in your recipe for hair. Make sure everything you read it at...
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Not all henna is created equally

Not all henna is created equally

Not all henna powders are created equally. There are blends, henna hair colors, hair quality and even fake henna. It honestly makes it near impossible to choose what might work best for you. We do believe there will be some trial and error in the whole process but it shouldn’t be so complicated. Henna Blends This is found often times in your local Indian or Middle Eastern store. Sometimes even online. A henna blend would be where the henna is in the ingredients listed but there may be several other herbs in this mix. Blends are not ideal for coloring because they dilute the main ingredient that produce the color which is the henna powder. A lot of blends are also sitting on the shelves for more then a year or so at a time typically. So they aren’t typically very fresh. Freshness is important similarly to you cooking with fresh herbs. You also get better results. Henna Hair Colors The most confusing and misleading product in the henna marketplace. Henna is being sold as colors when in fact henna is not a range of colors. Henna is a plant that produces only a reddish tinted dye/stain. A plant naturally does not make two colors. There are no types of hennas. Henna is a single plant of it’s kind. Basically a henna hair color box is a blend of many coloring herbs including henna to create boxed hair dye that sometimes contains even PPD (chemical), compound henna and metallic salts. Henna hair colors also give a false sense of the color results that you’ll receive from using a henna...
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Cassia + Amla + Bhringraj

Cassia + Amla + Bhringraj

Stronger, healthier hair with a beautiful shine. What can be better then what Mother Earth has for us to beautify ourselves with? Cassia + Amla + Bhringraj = longer, stronger hair while promoting hair growth.  Mix your cassia and amla and bhringraj together in a bowl. Equal proportions of each or as desired. You can read this blog article to find out how much you’ll need in total for your hair length and thickness: How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair? Adding your liquid. We recommend water, conditioner or coconut milk. Mix well until consistency of a thick yoghurt. Apply onto your hair by sections. I’ve always found that doing four sections work the best. I usually start at the front and work towards the back. Once completed, wrap your hair and allow to stay in your hair 1-2 hours. Rinse out, dry and style as usual. Do you have a favorite Ayurvedic hair  strengthening recipe you’d love to share? Please comment...
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Cassia + Soapnut + Shikakai

Cassia + Soapnut + Shikakai

Perfectly healthy and squeaky clean hair is what we all dream of. There is no doubt in my mind that of all the products out there, that henna and Ayurvedic herbs must be part of everyone’s natural hair care regimen including all hair types, to maintain a healthy scalp and all of your gorgeous hair strands. Mother Earth has already provided us with all the truly natural hair products we’ll need. Cassia + Soapnut + Shikakai = squeaky clean and shiny hair recipe. Mix your cassia and soapnut and shikakai together in a bowl. Equal proportions of each or as desired. You can read this blog article to find out how much you’ll need in total for your hair length and thickness: How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair? Adding your liquid. We recommend water, conditioner or apple cider vinegar. You can even use a combination of all 3 liquids.  Mix well until consistency of a thick yoghurt. You can use this directly onto your hair by scooping up a handful at a time. Gently rub throughout as you normally would with shampoo. Be gentle on your strands by washing from the roots to length.   You can also opt to leave this in your hair for up to 10 minutes. Then rinse or cowash the recipe out. Towel dry your hair and you can now moisturize your damp hair. Allow to air dry ideally (if possible) and style as usual. We recommend this Ayurvedic hair treatment be repeated every 1-2 weeks as a deep cleansing treatment. Do you have a favorite Ayurvedic hair cleansing recipe you’d...
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