Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Aloe Vera and Henna Hair Dye


Many of my friends were asking ideas for homemade hair dye. All of us know that henna is the best way to dye the hair without any chemicals. But henna powder we get is not pure and if we make henna paste separately with fresh henna leaves, it is quite drying. Last week, my cousin suggested using henna like the way I have posted here. Using fresh henna leaves with aloevera is a great idea because Aloe Vera conditions the hair well and prevents hair from drying out. The other thing I noticed while making this paste is that, aloevera makes it easier to grind the henna leaves very finely without adding any water. My cousin has premature greying problem and she uses this regularly. This paste gives a deep dark reddish black tinge to the hair. This paste can be used immediately and because the paste is smooth, it is very easy to apply on the hair. To make this home made hair dye, collect fresh henna leaves, separate the leaves from the stalk. Take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and cut the thorns from both sides and cut them into pieces. Grind both together well and apply on the hair. Wait for at least half an hour before washing your hair. 

 

 


METHOD:
1. Cut a fresh Aloe Vera leaf from the plant. You will find slimy green juice, wash it well and cut the thorns on both sides of the leaf.


2. Collect fresh henna leaves and remove the stalks. Cut the Aloe Vera into small pieces, along with the outer skin.


3. Grind both together well without adding water. It grinds very nicely into a fine paste.


4. Apply it on the hair and wait for at least 30 minutes, before washing off.


NOTES:
  • This paste has to be applied immediately.
  • Both the henna leaves and Aloe Vera leaf should be fresh.
  • Please don't mix yogurt or milk in this, your hair will not get that deep dark red color.
  • If you don't get fresh henna leaves, use good quality henna powder and Aloe Vera.

46 comments:

  1. Very useful post ram; thanks for sharing.

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  2. What should I do if I do not want deep red colour and want black colour instead

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  3. Hi, There is an other method where henna powder is soaked with tea decoction in an iron kadai overnight and applied on the hair( I will post it soon). It gives even darker color, but to get complete black color is impossible with henna.

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  4. If we are using the henna powder then do we use both the aloe leaf and the aloe gel or just the aloe gel

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  5. Hi, use fresh aloe leaf with the outer skin. Grind it along with the powder.

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  6. do we have to remove the gell from alovera and grind only the leaves . shall we wash the hair with shampoo

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  7. Hi, Remove only the thorns, not the outer skin and grind it along with henna leaves. Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.

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  8. What colour dye is it sorry?

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  9. You get a deep dark tinge to the hair.

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  10. Where can one find Henna leaves? I live in the United States!

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    1. Try ur local health food store or an Asian grocery store. Otherwise u can buy henna powder on Ebay, or seeds to grow ur own henna plant.

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  11. I am sorry, I don't know where you get fresh henna leaves in the states. But you can try this with good quality henna powder too.

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  12. The powder and aloevera leaf should be ground just before applying or the powder mixed earlier and the leaf ground in at the time of applying?

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  13. Hi,
    Grind both together and then it can be applied immediately. You don't have to mix the powder into a paste before hand. We have only tried it with fresh henna leaves, but I am sure, good quality henna powder will give the same results.

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  14. Hi Ramya, I also am prematurely grey, I started going grey at 15 & have a great many now. I've used henna in the past unsuccessfully & thought maybe it just didn't adhere well to grey hair. I see now that it was not pure enough & I was not following the correct procedure. Before I try again, how is the colour density on ur cousin's greys? Does it cover completely opaque or is there still a translucence where u can see the grey?

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  15. My cousin is not completely grey. She does not have too much grey hair, her premature greying started recently.

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  16. Hello madam iaM bhavani,
    This blog is very useful and informative and I need remedie for dandruff and themal(skin infection)

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  17. Hi Bhavani,
    Try the fenugreek hair mask in this blog. I find it very very effective for dandruff. I will try posting remedies for themal soon....

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  18. If I add an egg will that be helpful or it will reduce the dying properties of henna?

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  19. Hi Dipanjana,
    My cousin has normal hair and she has been using this mixture with good results for many years now without her hair drying out, that is why I didn't mention egg. If your hair is very dry, add an egg or a tsp of olive oil, it will not reduce the dying properties of henna.....

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  20. Whether the brown colour will stay for longer time

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    1. It does stay on the hair for quite some time....

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  21. hi. what if your hair is brown in colour, what colour does ur hair changes after applying this henna paste?

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    1. Sorry, I am not very sure about brown hair.....

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  22. Hired...can we use alovera separately after washing hair with henna????

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    1. Yes, you can use Aloe Vera after using henna, but won't the process take a long time?

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  23. any solution for white hair problem

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    1. Try the curry leaf oil or alkanet oil from the blog for premature greying........

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  24. What can I use instead of aloe vera??

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    1. If you don't mind using egg, you can substitute Aloe Vera with egg...

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  25. hey... I have black hair.. If i use this method will my hair turn red??.. i want red/ dark red or burgundy color ...

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    1. Usually for dark hair it produces a dark reddish tinge. I would suggest that you give it a try to know the exact shade....

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  26. Hi ur blog is wonderful, can I grind aloe with henna powder leave it over night & apply in the morning?or should it be used immediately?

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    1. My cousin always uses it immediately but since you are using henna powder, you can leave the Aloe Vera and henna powder mixture overnight and apply in the morning.....

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  27. mam,iam balakrishna i have lot of white hair and lot of hair loss also.is any sollution for white hair to became black and to stop hair fall.

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    1. The best solution for premature greying is using curry leaf hair oil regularly, you can find the recipe for it in the blog. It will also conditions and strengthen the hair roots and prevent hair fall...

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  28. Do you rinse the gel from the aloe vera plant. Do you leave the gel in the plant

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    1. After removing the gel from the Aloe Vera plant, I generally rinse it out as it mostly has the green slimy layer on it...

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    2. I would like to use this henna recipe for covering mild grey color and for strengthening my hair, but I have very dry hair. Could I mix the black tea with an egg and aloe vera?

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    3. I would suggest you give it try but please remember that the more conditioning ingredients you use along with henna, the lesser it's effect in coloring the hair...

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  29. How often can you use henna. Should you cover your whole head with henna each time, or just do the roots.

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    1. You can use henna weekly once and I would suggest using it for the whole head...

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  30. Hi,ur blog is amazing can I mix fresh henna leaf n indigo powder for dye hair? I used henna n aloe Vera can't cover my grey hair...tq

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    1. I am very glad that you find the blog useful. You can use indigo and henna...

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  31. I have been making my own Henna paste the last 2 years. Very often I find that when applying fresh henna paste to the hair, it does not stick very well to the hair.

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  32. Can this paste be used at 13 year .only just for a colour change

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