Henna Hair Masks For Healthy Hair
We fight the rising levels of pollution, keep up with the fast-paced life we lead nowadays and do almost everything in our control to save our crowning beauty from damage. We also try out new products that promise instant results and yearn to witness a transformation of our brittle, lifeless hair – but all in vain. One of nature’s gifts, henna holds myriad possibilities when it comes to healing the scalp and reviving the hair. Treating hair fall or conditioning the mane, henna leaves have the power to do it all. Also, check out the complete dos and don’ts with your hair in these hair care tips from oiling, shampooing, to conditioning.
Though it is generally used only for coloring the hair, it has countless other health benefits. Therefore, it seems quite ironic that the magic potion we have been seeking all along may have been staring in our faces, but was unnoticed! Henna not only boosts scalp health by balancing pH levels but does much more to pump life into your hair. So let’s take a look at a few ways you can use henna to treat your hair:
Hair Growth Support:
Ingredients: Sesame oil, henna powder
Boil 250ml of sesame oil and add five cups of henna powder. Let it simmer for five-six minutes. After it cools down store it in an airtight container and applies it two-three times a week for accelerated hair growth.
Itchy Scalp Relief:
Ingredients: Neem leaves, henna leaves, tulsi leaves
Wash and grind half a cup of tulsi and Neem leaves, each with one cup of henna and water to make a thick paste. Apply this mask all over your hair and wash off after an hour. The anti-microbial properties of henna, Neem, and tulsi help kill any signs of dandruff/ bacteria on the scalp and cool it down thus alleviating itchiness. Other itchy scalp home remedies.
Deep Conditioning Solution:
Ingredients: Tea, henna powder, lemon, curd
Make a tea decoction and mix some henna powder in it. To this mixture, add three tablespoons of lemon juice. Keep it aside for half an hour and then add two tablespoons of curd. Apply this hair mask on your hair and keep it on for an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Split Ends Reduction:
Ingredients: Avocado oil, egg, henna powder
Combine henna powder, two-three tablespoons of avocado oil, an egg and some water to make a paste-like consistency. Apply this paste on every strand of your hair and let it stay on for two hours to ensure adequate repair. Rinse it off with warm water.
Greasy Scalp Fix:
Ingredients: Multani mitti, henna powder
Soak the Multani mitti in water to soften it and add to it the henna powder. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair and wrap it in an old towel. Keep it overnight as the heat from your scalp will help the mask work more effectively. Wash it off in the morning with a mild shampoo. This pack soaks the excess oil from your scalp and at the same time detoxifies your tresses as well.
Ingredients: Henna leaves, aloe vera leaf, coconut oil
Wash the aloe vera and henna leaves thoroughly. Cut and scoop out the gel from the aloe vera leaf and grind it along with the henna leaves. Strain the paste to filter out any substantial remains from the smooth solution. Apply some coconut oil on your hairline, ears, and neck to avoid henna stains.
While wearing gloves, separate your hair into small sections. Start applying the paste with a brush, part by section, wrapping each one on top of your crown to make a bun. After collecting all the divisions in the bun, pin it up and cover it with a shower cap. Let it remain for a couple of hours and then rinse it off with shampoo.
Ingredients: Henna powder, grated beetroot, coconut oil
Boil grated beetroot in two cups of water. After it boils let it simmer on low flame until the water level halves. Allow it to cool down. Blend it into a puree and mix the henna powder in it. Apply some coconut oil to your hairline, ears, and neck to avoid staining. Put on gloves and apply the concoction on every strand of your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let this mask be on your hair for a few hours. Rinse it off with shampoo.
Ayurveda has identified henna as a distinct solution for healthy hair. However, as chemically-laden products have flooded the shelves in cosmetic stores, this miraculous plant was nearly pushed into oblivion. But after many have witnessed the ill effects of mainstream hair products, henna is slowly gaining popularity again.
Ingredients: Henna powder, coconut milk, olive oil
Heat coconut milk in a pan and add ten tablespoons of henna powder to it. Add in four tablespoons of olive oil to enhance its moisturizing properties. Mix well to get rid of any lumps and apply this smooth paste to your hair. Leave it on for an hour and wash it off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Apply this pack to your hair if you want to hydrate your hair, smoothen it and tame frizz.