lets’ know how to apply Mehandi in hair. Mehandi (henna) is a natural herbal powder used for coloring hair. It nourishes your scalp and hair and it is a good conditioner for your hair. It helps to grow faster your hair.
Mehendi, also known as henna, not only dyes your hair but also makes the hair thicker, stronger and silky. If you applied regularly, it will strong roots of your hair naturally. The best thing about Mehandi (henna) is that it will act upon hair roots and it will add on to the thickness of your hair strands which will accentuate the hair volume.
how to applying Mehandi(henna) in hair step by step
Step 1: Preparing for Mehandi (henna) paste
- Boil Black Tea Leaves – It is not necessary to make a paste in order to apply Mehandi (henna) but it is very used fully for developing darker color. To make this paste, boil black tea leaves in water. Take a pan and pour water into it. Put it on the stove and then drop the tea leaves into it. Let it boil and bubble for a while. Boil it until the water becomes half of the pan. The water should be proportional to the quantity of henna powder you use. Always use natural henna powder.
- Mix the Mehandi (henna) powder – Mehandi (henna) comes into powdered form, Take some henna powder depending upon the intensity of grey hair. Mehandi mix with boiled black tea leave water. It mixes well, Then soaks it in water for around 8 hours, we are suggested to you preferably during the night.
- Soak Mehandi past – Cover the bowl with plastic and let it develop at room temperature for about 8 hours.
Step 2: Shampoo and then dry your hair
- Shampoo – Before applying Mehandi (henna), you’ll have to start with clean hair. So, In the shower or bath, wash your hair with your regular shampoo to remove dirt, oil, and styling products. Rinse out all of the shampoos.
- Dry your hair – Once you are out of the shower, use a towel and dry, or blow-dry, or air dries your hair.
- Do not – Do not use any conditioning in your hair at this moment, as the oils in the conditioner can prevent the henna from penetrating your roots properly.
Step 3: Protect your hairline, hand, and cloths
- Protect your hairline with oil or petroleum jelly – Apply some petroleum jelly or coconut oil in your hairline including your forehead, neck, and ears to prevent staining.
- Cover your clothes with a towel – Make sure that you are wearing worn-out clothes and cover your neck and shoulder with a towel to prevent staining.
- Wear hand gloves – Wear gloves to protect your hands and nails as well as.
Step 4: How to apply Mehandi (henna) paste in your hair
- Comb your hair – Down your hair and comb it with a wide-toothed comb, with help of it remove your hair tangles and knots. Do not divide your hair into two parts because we will be dyeing in layers.
- Take layers – Take a thin for 2 to 5 inches from the middle of your head take a thin layer.
- Apply past in your hair – apply 1- 2 teaspoons of Mehandi (henna) past on roots of your hair. Spread the past of Mehandi (henna) toward the tips, adding more paste if necessary.
- Twist the hair on top of your head – When you cover your first layer completely with mehndi, then make a bun by rotating that. If you have short hair, twist the section and pin it on top of your head.
- Continue applying the paste to the rest of your hair. Apply past in small sections, like before. Apply toward the front of your head, applying henna to the hair on both sides of the part. Continue applying in thin 2-5 inch sections to ensure proper coverage. When you’ve completely dyed the topmost layer of hair, then repeat the same process with the layer below until all your hair has been complete dyed.
- Touch up around the hairline. When every section of your hair has been covered by Mehandi and twisted into the bun, go to your hairline and add more paste to your hairline areas where the Mehandi looks sparse or more coverage is needed. Give particular attention to the hairline line and roots.
Step 5: How to cover with plastic after applying Mehandi?
- When your hair is fully covered then take a long sheet of plastic wrap and cover your hair. Cover your hairline with plastic and completely cover your hair and the top of your head. Don’t cover your ears.
- Wrapping your hair in plastic will help keep the Mehandi (henna) warm and moist, and this will allow it to set.
- If you have to go out while your hair is like this, you can wrap a scarf around the plastic wrap to cover it.
Step 6: Keep the henna warm and let it set
- Henna generally takes between 2-4 hours to set. The longer you leave it on, the deeper and more vibrant the color will be. You can get good color by Mehandi warm, if you want to outside, then you can cover it with the help of a cap.
- You can leave the henna on for as long as 4 hours if you want to achieve maximum vibrancy.
Step 7:how to wash hair after applying henna
- After a wait, you can wash your hair. When washing the hair, keep in mind that all the herbs must be removed from your hair. It may take some time but let the whole henna get out of the hair.
- Continue washing and rinsing until the water runs clear and there’s no paste left in your hair.
- Use conditioner after washing hair for bright and sine hair.
Step 7: Dry your hair
- Rinse out the past then towel dry your hair. Henna takes some time to develop properly color, it will appear orange color initially and later the color will be dark.
- If you wish a darker color of your hair after washing hair takes some mustard oil in your hair with a massage.
Step 8: Touch up roots when they grow up
- Mehandi is a permanent hair dye, so you don’t have to worry about the color washing out or fading over time. You can re-apply to achieve a deeper and darker color, or just apply more paste to your roots as they grow up.
- When touching up roots, leave the henna on for the same amount of time as the original application to achieve a similar color and continue using it for natural color.