Rainbow Henna

Rainbow Henna products are made from pure, natural henna hair powder free of chemicals, pesticides and additives. You may have heard of risks associated with various other henna types such as compound henna or black henna that actually contain harmful chemicals. Rainbow products, however, are safe and easy to use. Of all the hair dye techniques henna is known for creating deep, rich colors that blend into your natural shade. It coats the outer hair shaft with healthy color that conditions and smooths, leaving your locks shiny and full of body.

Rainbow Henna color lasts for about 4-6 weeks and can be applied to wet or dry hair. Product sizes are 4, 17 and 34 ounces. They are filled by weight so a 4 ounce jar of henna is equivalent to 8 ounces by volume. For best results and easiest application, here's a helpful preparation list and step-by-step instructions. These products are 100% natural and include marigold flowers and chamomile. The botanical names of henna ingredients are:

  • Lawsonia Inermis (Red Henna)
  • Indigofereae (Black Henna)
  • Cassia Obovata (Neutral Henna)

How To Get Superior Color

These henna hair color products come in 12 different shades from marigold blonde to black ink jet hair color. In addition to mahogany henna and natural red henna shades, you can create your own custom colors. Simply mix different dried powders well before adding liquid. Experiment by making your own version of popular cherry cola red with henna colors you like best. Here's a Rainbow Henna chart of colors and the most likely resulting shade when applied to natural hair color.

To enhance natural red shades mix powders with Celestial's Red Zinger tea. Use chamomile tea to lighten and brighten blonde shades. Black tea or coffee will tone down reds and deepen browns. To cover grey better add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to fix the color. Henna won't lighten hair color, but it will bring out yellow and gold highlights on lighter colored hair. A colorless henna powder called Persian Neutral which conditions hair without adding color is also available. It seals cuticles so hair looks smooth and shiny, as well as adds volume.

 Rainbow Henna Tips For Best Results

  • Always do a hair strand test before a full treatment to get a preview of color results.
  • Conditioning and moisturizing ingredients can be added to henna for the hair that has been stressed and damaged. Add an egg, or 2 tablespoons of olive oil or 2 tablespoons of yogurt to the henna pasta and apply as usual.
  • Always use glass or plastic utensils with henna, never metal.
  • Wear rubber or plastic gloves and apply vaseline or cream around hairline to prevent skin from staining.

Shampoo, Conditioner and Heat Cap

When you shampoo henna can condition your hair while washing it. Rainbow Henna offers a Henna & Biotin Shampoo that contains neutral henna to add shine and bring out natural highlights. It's a very mild formula that's safe for natural or color treated hair. Ingredients include organic extracts of Marigold, Lemon Grass, Aloe Vera and Chamomile. Follow up with their Henna & Biotin Conditioner to complete your healthy hair treatment. This henna conditioner contains the same great ingredients as the shampoo and works well on all hair types.

To boost hair color between treatments try an easy to make henna rinse. Simply mix natural henna powder with water in a plastic bottle and shake well until it becomes a thin paste. Pour enough paste onto dry hair to cover it completely and let set for 20 minutes before rinsing out with lukewarm water. To improve the color results and conditioning effect of henna, this company sells a Thermo Electric Heat Cap that gently warms hair during henna treatments. Heat helps to set the color so it lasts longer and improve conditioning so hair becomes extra shiny. The Thermo Heat Cap is quiet, comfortable and relaxing and has 3 heat settings from low to high.

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