Hey there! How is it all coming along. My weekend gonna start a bit early this week Yay!!! I am meeting my best friend almost after an year so, looking forward to some crazy time and long talks. I know its bit early but What your weekend plans?
In my Last post ( https://beautywisetalks.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/henna-mehendi-leaves/ ) I mentioned the benefits of henna leaves. In today’s post I will share few DIY’s using the Henna leaves
Henna powder: You can make the powder by drying the leaves in the shade. Once the leaves are completely dried grind them into powder and store it in a dry jar.
To apply on Hands/ Feet : Make a paste by grinding fresh leaves with little water,curd and add lemon/ Tamarind. And can be applied immediately. Do not wash the leaves.
If you using the powder, Take required amount of powder in a bowl, add curd, lemon, and few drops of eucalyptus oil. Let it set for few hours before applying.
For Hair Conditioner : This is the best part of the DIY’s. You can make them according to your needs. Same way with henna.
- Mix it with curd and few drops of lemon
- Mix it with Green tea
- Mix it with egg whites
- I sometimes even mix it with other mixtures like Neem powder or amla powder.
Tip : You can add few drops of oil into the mixture as the natural hair packs tends to dry the hair abit.
For Hair Dye: Having lived in Hostels I experimented with lot of hair tricks and styles. This is one of the best ones I tried so far.
Take a required amount of henna powder, add regular Tea decotion, beet root water (Grate some beetroot and boil it in my water, cool it down and add it to the mixture) add few drops of lemon and your favorite hair oil. (You can add few drops of Eucalyptus oil too)
Apply on the hair evenly and leave it on for atleast an hour. Now the trick is. Just wash off the pack from the hair using just the water and do not shampoo. Once dried oil it and shampoo the next day. This way you get nice burgundy/ dark brown color and healthy shiny hair.
These are the DIY’s I use and let me know how you use Henna in your routine.
If using Powder, make sure you use organic and check for the expiry date on the pack.