Henna your way to raven-black, glossy locks, then spread your wings and soar. Mysterious blue-black tones and inky shades are teased out by our darkest natural hair dye, Noir. Indigo herb creates a deep, midnight colour, while a pinch of red henna adds shine to your tresses. Noir works best on dark hair colours, so if you’ve got a lighter shade, try using Rouge or Marron first to create a base layer.
Red henna adds body and shine alongside a deep conditioning treatment. Fair Trade organic cocoa butter gently softens, getting your tresses in tip top condition. A henna treatment will develop differently depending on the individual tones unique to your hair, creating your own personal shade.
This natural hair dye coats each individual strand like a varnish, adding an extra layer of protection and a glossy coating. Safe and good for your hair, you can henna up as often as you like.
How to henna:
Get your caca together!
You will need:
- Rubber gloves
- Bain-marie or a heatproof bowl in a saucepan
- Stirring spoon
- Newspapers on the floor
- Clips to section your hair
- Dark coloured towels and clothing
- Cling film/shower cap (optional). Protective balm, like Ultrabland or Ultrabalm.
- Colouring brush to apply henna (or just use gloved hands)
To make sure you are completely happy with the results, always complete a strand test (this is particularly important if you have chemically treated your hair in any way). The colour will continue to develop for up to 24 hours after application.
Add boiling water to a small amount of henna in a heatproof bowl and use rubber gloves to apply to a section of hair about half an inch wide. Leave for up to three hours, shampoo and rinse out. If you are satisfied with the colour after 24 hours, apply the henna to the rest of the hair.
ps.) If over 40% of your hair is grey, remember to include some in your strand test. After using henna, grey hairs sparkle brighter than dark ones, so expect vibrant results.
How to use:
(It’s as easy as 1,2,3,4)
- Smooth a protective balm like Ultrabalm around the hairline – or beard line – to ensure your skin is not accidentally tinted.
- Break your henna block into chunks and place into a bain-marie or heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Cover the henna with boiling water and stir until the mixture resembles melted chocolate. The hotter the henna, the better the results.
- Wearing some rubber gloves, apply the henna evenly to clean, dry hair. For best results, work from the roots to the tips, starting from the back of the hair and moving towards the front. During the application, ensure the henna stays comfortably hot in a bain-marie or saucepan.
- Leave on for up to three hours before rinsing off your henna with shampoo. The colour will continue to develop for up to 24 hours (and up to 48 hours if you’re using Brun or Noir).