Pakeezah Rajasthani Pure Henna Auburn Hair Dye
Jackie bought pure henna and indigo, planning to transform her dull mousy brown hair to a deep brown hair colour. But after using pure henna on its own she totally fell in love with her new striking auburn hair dye and settled on Pakeezah Rajasthani henna as her new number one natural hair colour.
Pakeezah means “purity of heart”. All our pure henna powders are 100% lawsonia inermis PPD free natural hair colour and are additive free.
Pure henna will deepen your existing hair colour and will generally always give you muted reddish brown undertones which will glow in natural daylight, and shine in the sun. The exception is grey hair, white hair, or blonde hair – any light hair colour will always turn bright orange red with henna, but indigo will then turn it all shades of brown through to black, depending how long you leave it in for. Pakeezah Rajasthani pure henna powder is from the purest sources in India.
WHICH PURE HENNA SHOULD I BUY?
All of our pure henna is 100% lawsonia inermis pure henna powder with nothing added. Go here to find out more :
The end natural hair colour result will generally be pretty much the same whichever one you use (herbal henna mix on grey is the exception – only use herbal henna mix on grey if you have less than 20% grey otherwise it’s just as much an option for you as any other henna). Which one you opt for in the long term is very much a matter of personal preference or in some cases, just sticking with whichever one works for you first time round. The determining factors for some people in deciding which pure henna to opt for are : powder consistency, ease of application, and earth source and environment. If you’re new to henna, I recommend you start with one of our Rajsthani Henna Natural Hair Colour Kits. Then experiment with other pure henna powders and compare the experience and reuslts. I generally prefer henna hair newbies to start with straight Rajasthani henna powder, and add nothing except water. That way you can get a real feel for what pure henna is, how it works, and how it compares with organic, or body art,pure henna later on. If you don’t have a basic pure henna yard stick to start with, you won’t be able to properly measure and compare experiences and results later on. If you’re going to be drawing conclusions, at least start at the humble roots of pure henna powder, the raw data at it were, and then progress from there.
How Much Pure Henna Powder do I need?
It depends how long and how thick or fine your hair is. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest these quantities and we advise to reduce the quantity of pure henna powder by about 10 to 20gms for really fine hair, and double the quantities for really thick hair : If you’re in a country that doesn’t use grammes, sorry, just adjust according to the weight of the pack , e.g. 50gms = a quarter pack of the 200gms bag of pure henna, 100gms = half a pack & so on :
- short / chin length hair – 50 gms henna / 30 or 40 gms indigo
- shoulder length hair – 100 gms henna / 70 or 80 gms indigo
- mid back length hair – 200gms henna / 140 or 150 gms indigo
- hip length hair – 300 gms henna / 210 or 220 gms indigo
Roughly, the natural hair colour process with pure henna is as follows :
Apply the pure Rajasthani henna to your hair for a minimum of 2 hours; the process can be speeded up by use of a hair drier set to a moderate heat setting if you’re in a real hurry. How long you leave the indigo in for depends how dark you want the natural hair colour to be.. It varies from say 10 minutes to 2 hours, or even longer if you want ! Ten to fifteen minutes will get you from the auburn hair dye tones to a muted brown hair colour ; half an hour will get you to a deep dark brown hair colour ; an hour will get you to black natural hair colour ; 2 hours an intense deep raven black hair colour. You get the idea. To start with, if you’re aiming for light brown natural hair colour, leave the indigo in for ten to fifteen minutes and determine if you need to leave it in for a longer or shorter period the next time. You’ll find it useful to study the hair colour gallery photos and how long each person applied henna / indigo to their hair to get the natural hair colours shown in the hair colour pictures.
Rajasthani Henna Tattoo on the Soles of Your Feet
Try some cooling, soothing henna on your feet in the heat of summer ! Mix henna powder into a paste with cool water on a hot day and apply to the soles of your feet using a soft stencil held in place by soft lettuce leaves and / or cling film. ( If you don’t want the upper part of your feet and toes to stain, then apply some barrier cream or oil to your toes and upper feet.) The best way to do this is sitting outside with a makeshift footstool or on a lounger with an old sheet placed underneath your feet. Sit back and relax for an hour or 2 and then hose off or shower off ! The soles of your feet will have a red orange henna stain and will help your feet stay cool and refreshed on the hottest summer days. The henna will condition and sooth any rough skin as well. You can also apply it under arms, but remember it will stain. The desert nomads have been using henna in this way for centuries past, and to this day it is still used like this by city dwellers and desert dwellers alike in the Arab regions.