Henna is a natural plant-based alternative to chemical hair colorings. Rainbow chooses only the finest grade Henna from small shrubs (Lawsonia), that are native to the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa. The Leaves are dried and pulverized to a fine powder. Rainbow Henna coats each hair shaft with color. Smoothes and seals the hair's cuticle for greater shine. Texturizes hair and gives it body.
- Coats each hair shaft with color.
- Blends naturally.
- Fades gradually.
- Lasts 4-6 weeks.
- Smooths and seals the hair's cuticle for greater shine and body.
- Custom-tailored recipes can be used for special effects, covering grey, and improving texture.
- No additives, chemicals, or pesticides.
How often can I use Henna?
Neutral Henna can be used on any type of hair every 4 weeks. All other shades can be used every 4 to 6 weeks. If color fades quicker than 4-6 weeks it is safe to re-apply sooner.
Can I use a Chemical Dye or Bleach over hair with Henna on it?
No. First you must remove the Henna coating from the hair shaft. The Henna coating is naturally removed after 2-3 weeks of regular shampooing. If Henna was applied less then 2-3 weeks before see removal instructions below.
Is Henna safe to use over a chemical tint?
Yes. If the hair is in excellent condition, Rainbow Henna can be used over a chemical tint. However, this is not its purpose. Color results may very until new growth comes in fully. Henna should not be used over bleached or white hair.
What is the best way to remove Henna?
To help remove Henna from the hair shaft, apply warm mineral oil to the hair. Leave on 20-25 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Shampoo out. This procedure is good prior to using a perm or chemical tint/color.
Can Henna be used on grey or white hair?
If you have over 10% grey, Rainbow Research suggest doing a “test strand” first. The following formulas work best:
vinegar - works well on more than 10% grey
- Medium Brown Henna + brewed coffee + apple cider vinegar
- Dark Brown Henna + brewed coffee + apple cider vinegar
- Light Brown Henna + Ceylon Tea or Black China Tea or Darjeeling Tea + apple cider vinegar
- Dark Brown Henna + Medium Brown Henna (50% of each) + brewed coffee + apple cider
Can I Henna after a perm?
After a Perm Rainbow Research suggest that you wait 3-5 shampooings. This will insure that the entire chemical residue is removed prior to doing the Henna application.
Can I Henna before a perm?
Yes, Follow instructions below to remove Henna coating first.
Can Hair be lightened after Henna?
No. The Henna color will remain on the hair even if high lift blonde tints or bleaches are used.
Will Henna lighten hair?
No. Henna does not contain any lightening chemicals. Blonde Henna brings out yellow and golden brown highlights. Marigold Blonde Henna brings out gold and yellow highlights. Both add shine and body to grey hair.
Can Henna powders be mixed?
Yes. You can mix powders together to create your own formula. Mix powders well before adding liquid.