How to Henna Dye you Hair +3 Recipes

how to dye your hair with henna-fatemah sajwani

What’s up you guys? Its been a long time since I have posted any hair care stuff and it probably is time to share the most requested blog post of my life. If you didn’t already know, I have been dying my hair with henna for the past 3.5 years and I think I have tried all possible henna dyes you could ever find in Pakistan. My suggestion is to go with the Saeed ghanni henna dye powders  which comes in 4-5 variants starting from blacks, to browns to reds.

As a teenager, I always wanted to dye my hair red or burgandy but like most desi moms, my mom was super against the notion of teenagers dying their hair in the first place and  then going for red/burgandy hair was like asking me to go on a solo euro trip like Simran in DDLJ. Fast forwarding to mid 2014, my classfellow told me how she dyed her hair with henna which not only made her hair redish brown but her hair became straight, silky and very thick. Finally getting a ” ja beta jee le apni zindagi” permission to dye my hair with henna because it was natural dye and not cosmetic, I started dying my hair and oh boy, I haven’t looked back since that day.

Every time I post a picture on my Instagram, I get comments and DMs asking what L’Oreal shade is my hair and when I reply saying its henna, people get shocked as if  am eating henna or something. All our daadis and naanis have been doing it for decades, so how its is “uncool” to apply henna. Henna doesn’t damage my hair, its less costly and I can do it at home as per comfort, so why not? I just posted a video showing the process of henna application on my YouTube. In case you want to watch I am posting the video below.

Henna Recipes

I am sharing three recipes that you can use according to you hair types. If you use them, do share the results with me. I would love to see your hair.

Henna Dye for Oily hair

Henna Mixture
1 cup Henna Dye
2 tablespoons of honey
2 table spoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 cup beetroot juice
Tea Water
1 cup water
1 tablespoon tea
1 tea spoon cinnamon
Let this water come to boil and then strain it in the henna mixture mentioned above. Let the whole mixture set for 2 hours  at least before applying so that all the ingredients are infused nicely.
Apply this mixture in to your hair, let it sit for at least an hour. Wash off with water first, then shampoo and condition as per you choice.
Henna Dye for Normal hair
Henna Mixture
1 cup Henna Dye
1/2 cup beetroot juice
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Tea Water
1 cup water
1 tablespoon tea
1 tea spoon cinnamon
Let this water come to boil and then strain it in the henna mixture mentioned above. Let the whole mixture set for 2 hours  at least before applying so that all the ingredients are infused nicely.
Apply this mixture in to your hair, let it sit for at least an hour. Wash off with water first, then shampoo and condition as per you choice.
Henna Dye for Dry/Damaged Hair
Henna Mixture
1 cup Henna Dye
3 table spoon Yougurt
2 table spoon Lemon juice
1/2 cup beer root juice
Tea Water
1 cup water
1 tablespoon tea
1 tea spoon cinnamon
Let this water come to boil and then strain it in the henna mixture mentioned above. Let the whole mixture set for 2 hours  at least before applying so that all the ingredients are infused nicely.
Apply this mixture in to your hair, let it sit for at least an hour. Wash off with water first, then shampoo and condition as per you choice.
Don’t forget to share the results  with me on Instagram by tagging me (@fatemahsajwani) or by using #whatfatemahsays. Bye for now girls. Love you all!
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