The coloring with henna is a coloring of hair that has existed for decades.
An outdated technique? Too strong a dye? Strong herbal smell?
No more preconceived ideas. The coloring is now back on top of the scene as a more efficient technique based on an extremely natural finish.
What is henna?
First of all, let's start by defining the two types of henna.
There is natural henna and neutral henna.
- Neutral henna is derived from a small plant that grows in sub-equatorial Africa, the semi-arid subtropics, the Arabian Peninsula and India.
It does not contain any colouring pigments, it strengthens the hair and gives it shine.
- Natural henna is a plant native to Arabia and India that grows in the arid regions of the Sahara and the western Pacific.
The leaves of this plant contain a natural pigment with a red-orangecolor known as lawsone: the pigment is more abundant when the plant is grown in a temperature of 35-45°C.
For example, Egyptian henna ismuch lighter than Rajasthani henna.
These plants are less intense than Yemeni henna. In addition to its colouring properties, henna purifies and cleanses the scalp and regulates the sebum of greasy roots.
It gives thickness and volume to thin hair, sheathes and strengthens the fiber capillary, also brings shine to the hair while protecting it from external aggressions.
The orange-red color molecule in henna mixes with keratin to surround the hair pigments.
In contrast to coloring , natural henna is applied to the hair without any coverage of the scales.
The different properties of henna
A coloring with henna itself requires only one ingredient: natural henna.
The coloring henna is therefore defined according to its dosage and according to the red-orange tones.
For other color of coloring henna colours, such as brown or chestnut, you need to add another natural colouringpowder to the natural henna powder.
The latter allows you to obtain colours from copper to auburn .
Honeyed chestnut, blond henna, dark chestnut, black henna or garnet brown: all these henna are derived from the mixture of neutral (for blonds) or natural (copper) henna with other colouring plants such as Ceylon cinnamon, indigo, walnut stain, hibiscus, camomile...
The coloring henna for white hair
For white hair, the coloring henna is a little different and requires more care.
First, you apply a natural henna for three hours before rinsing. Then you apply the desired color (the natural henna from the first step acts as a fixative to the color you put on afterwards) and leave it on for another three hours.
This is a time-consuming but much more effective step.
How to get started?
The coloring henna is a unique technique, but it all depends heavily on the initial color of your hair.
Biocoiff' offers you products from colorings plant-based designed with henna.
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Order directly your Box color Biocoiff' with your personalized formula.
Your home-made coloring will therefore be fearless, thanks to the step-by-step procedures described.
You can also make an appointment or order in one of our famous Parisian salons.