This weekend, we tried the natural skin dye, jagua gel tattoo. The product was described to be similar to henna for for temporary tattoos, but instead of a dark reddish brown color, it’d be black. Jagua itself is an extract of a plant Genipa Americana. The dye is natural and non-toxic, although similar to henna some people can have a mild skin rash or allergy from the product.
I’ve recently gotten a henna tattoo, and here I’ll be writing about the whole process from beginning to end, as well as the final result. But first, I’ll tell you what a henna tattoo is:
A henna tattoo is a temporary, natural tattoo that generally lasts two to three weeks (two and a half for me) before fading. The henna tattoo can be easily applied at home without the need to buy anything but the henna powder, and doesn’t require too much time or preparation.
When spring finally comes to Calgary I decided to make some highlights on my hair. I love hair color after it is dyed with henna but I would like to have a little bit more brightness. I thought that two or three bright orange locks can give me fun.
The main question was is it possible to bleach hair previously dyed with henna and will it turn green?
Sometimes it is difficult to say how big the difference is between natural and organic ingredients, and how important it is to have 100% organic product for external usage.
Natural hair products are products made from ingredients only found in nature. Such materials are fruits, sugars, vitamins and minerals. But natural doesn’t mean that these materials were grown or gathered organically. It only tells that the particular ingredients were found naturally.
It is very important to have the right shampoo for your hair and for this reason you have to know what is inside shampoo. There are many brands to choose from and some of them may not only not do their job properly but also harm your hair and scalp.
Surfactants are the cleaning ingredient in most shampoos. It is also used in other health care products such as body wash and tooth paste, as well as for more heavier tasks such as floor cleaning and even engine degreasing.
Unfortunately we have really cold days in Calgary and question about how take care of hair in the winter becomes very important. Winter is known to be harsh on your body. That goes for your hair as well. You need to pay extra attention to your hair in the winter to keep it good and healthy looking. Here are some ways you can achieve that.
Cover grey hair with henna. I have 30% grey hair. I use henna to cover grey and you can see result on this picture.
I have a lot of questions about how to cover grey hair with henna. A lot of people damage hair when they try to cover grey with chemical dye. In this situation henna really can help because actually when we try to cover grey we try to make our hair darker and steady and you can use henna how often you need because it is absolutely safe.
You can use beer for hair rinse or like a part of homemade hair masks. Beer that was made from natural ingredients contains a lot of nutrients that your hair likes. Because beer made from yeast, hop and malt there is a lot of vitamins B, Cooper, Phosphorus, Magnesium and iron in it.
Beer is very good for oily scalp and hair because alcohol cleans and stimulates blood circulation of the scalp. If you have oily hair you can use it for hair rinse and treatment. Beer will give your hair volume and shine and hair will be more obedient if you going to make some hairdo 🙂
We proud to say that our products was not tested on animals. Cosmetics have been tested on animals for years and some companies still test their cosmetics that way. While many people may say that it is to ensure the safety of humans, it has been proven that there are other ways to test the products.
Such ways can be growing the organs or parts of skin in labs and then testing the products on the grown human parts. Another way is to have volunteers, or paid test subjects that are human which will have the cosmetics tested on.
I have my own way to color hair with henna and natural oil. I think henna gives more color when you use it with oil and if you choose the right type of oil for your hair you will have additional benefits for scalp and hair treatment.
What do you need for start color hair with henna and natural oil?
Natural oils have been used for hair treatment for a longtime. We have huge choice of natural oils for hair treatment an they can be part of-shelf-products. Frankly speaking oils are just an option for that treatment. They are able to nourish hair within all their length and volume, your hair look healthy and bright, these oils being used properly can fight bacterial and fungous infections of hair and skin of the skull.
Black tea colors grey and helps hair in many ways. Because black tea has caffeine in it, this helps stimulate hair growth, thicken your hair, and slow or stop hair fall. With that said, some of the black tea infusions will help you tone your hair, others will strengthen it, or stop your hair to fall out.
If your hair has become weak, lost the color it used to have, or you got dandruff, you can use Сentaurea (Cornflower) to help hair. It is a flower that can be used in many ways, such as to strengthen your vision, or heal cough.
Сentaurea (Cornflower) may also be used to return the color back to your hair, and strengthen it, reducing how much hair you have falling out. It will also reduce dandruff.
If you have a light or grey hair Сentaurea can gives your hair very transparent blue shade. You don’t need to use chemicals to refine your grey hair if you use Centaurea (Cornfower).
Onion peels strengthens your hair, and reduces dandruff.
To color your hair using natural products, you may use onion peels. Using onion peels is much cheaper than most hair products today, and is natural, which means, like most chemical hair products do, it doesn’t destroy your hair.
IIn fact, onion peels strengthens your hair, and reduces dandruff.
It will also give more brightness, and stronger color to your hair.
The main use of chamomile rinse is to lighten your hair colour.
You may notice that in 2-3 weeks after a chemical dyeing, your hair starts losing color, and gets duller. Using chamomile is a natural way of getting the brightness back into your hair without ruining it like most other products with large amounts of chemicals.
Buying hair care products can be very pricey. The price can be explained by the use of exotic plants, but you don’t see them as it is all mixed and blended and put into a bottle. Actually you can create your own homemade hair care products. There is a way to get results as good as the expensive products create with products you can get from your fridge. You probably have them in your kitchen if not they can be easily acquired at a grocery store, things such as eggs, honey and backing soda.
People have been using black hair dye for thousands of years.The most common way to use Indigofera for black hair dyeing. It is extracted from a plant Indigofera (Indigo) which is spread very well in southern Asia and Northern Africa.
That extract used to color clothes in blue shade and it is also used as a hair dye, especially when it is used together with henna. As you probably already know henna gives hair a reddish tone from golden-yellowish to a deep red. But if a you do not want to get those colors you can combine henna with black hair dye.
If you want to try how red hair would look on, you could try hair dying with beetroot. It is very temporary and does not get into the hair; this is its difference from henna. Beetroot juice will not create an opaque layer but it will only give your hair a shade of red. In order to maintain this shade beet juice needs to be reapplied every week, which will let you get rid of the dye fast. On the other hand if you like the colour it will need more work to keep colour.
Hair is a very important part of your appearance. If you are taking care of hair daily you obtain additional benefits. Hair reflects overall health of the body. Unlike the living part of your body it does not change drastically with a change in your diet, but is more affected by external actions. You can go to a hair salon and fix the damage caused by lack of care or avoid the damage in the first place and save some money. Here are some tips to keep your hair looking great without having to get treatments.
There are not too many different ways to dye with henna. For this process you will need 2-3 hours to stay at home. You will need towels, foil or plastic bag to keep hair warm and gloves because henna will color your fingers. You would think it isn’t very easy to dye hair with henna.