Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color and Conditioner, Medium Brown (Chestnut), 4 oz (113 g)
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Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color and Conditioner, Medium Brown (Chestnut), 4 oz (113 g)
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Shipping Weight:0.41 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: RBR-40004
- UPC Code: 000518400040
- Package Quantity: 4 oz (113 g)
3.3 x 2.9 x 2.9 in, 0.35 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Dye and Chemical Free
- 100% Natural Plant Powder
- 100% Natural Botanical Hair Color and Conditioner
- Free of all Chemicals, Preservatives and Dyes
- Made From 100% Plant Material
- Conditions, Adds Body and Shine to All Hair Types
- Can be Used to Cover Grey or White Hair
- Fades out Gradually, Last 4- 6 Weeks on Average (Safe to Use More Frequently)
Henna is the only natural alternative to chemical hair colorings that are controversial to health considerations and harsh on the hair. Rainbow Henna is 100% natural plant material- no additives, chemicals, preservatives, metallic salts or metals. Worldwide use of Henna has been practiced and documented for over 9000 years.
Red Henna comes from small shrubs, called Lawsonia, that are native to the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa. The leaves are dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. We also use the plants: Indigoferra, Cassia Obovata, Marigold & Chamomile Flowers to make the different shades. We choose only the finest botanicals from around the world to be used in our Hair Color.
Rainbow Henna coats the outside of each strand of hair. The shade of Henna is reflected through the hair while enhancing your hair's natural color. The cuticle is smoothed by Henna's sealing action, giving hair a polished look by making the light reflect off providing shine. Regular use of Henna can texturize the hair, giving it extra body- this becomes more evident with each application.
Rainbow Henna color will last approximately 4 to 6 weeks but is safe to use more frequently.
Rainbow Henna may be applied on wet or dry hair, but it is important that the hair be clean and free of any hair sprays, gels or conditioners. If you wish to shampoo first, towel hair dry before applying.
Pour Rainbow Henna Powder into a glass or plastic bowl. Use enough powder to cover the areas it is being applied to.
*Do not use a metal bowl or utensils*
Boil 8-16 oz of liquid (water, coffee or tea). Add the liquid gradually, using a wooden or plastic spoon mix thoroughly to reach a creamy yogurt like consistency. More liquid can be added if mixture is too thick or thickens up during application. You do not need to use all of the liquid prepared just enough to reach the right consistency.
To help cover grey or white hair mix powder with coffee or tea and 1-2 tbs of apple cider vinegar
*See below for specific instructions based on desired results
*Special Recipes and hints for use on grey hair to customize results:
Coffee or Black Tea (English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Ceylon): To help tone down red tones, deepen brown-red tones, or cover grey/white hair, substitute coffee/tea for water. Use brewed, black coffee not instant.
Coffee alternatives can also be used. Can be used with black, red and brown Henna shades.
Red Teas (Rooibos, Raspberry Leaf, Red Zinger): To help enhance red tones makes them more vibrant. Can be used with all Henna shades.
Chamomile Tea: To help enhance and bring out golden blonde highlights. Can be used with Blonde, Marigold Blonde and Strawberry Blonde Henna Shades.
For Dry Hair:
Add 1 egg, 2-4 tbsp olive oil, or 2-4 tbsp plain yogurt to the Henna mixture. Only select one of these options. These natural ingredients not only condition, but can help with the application and rinsing processes.
Neutral Henna: Use as a conditioner to help add body and shine to the hair. Neutral or "Clear" Henna does not deposit color. Mix with boiling water to desired consistency and apply to hair the same way as the color shades.
You can wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands, although Henna does not typically stain or scalp. Henna is heat activated and we recommended using it shortly after it is mixed.
*Henna does not typically cause a reaction and does not contain any known allergens, however if you have sensitive skin or chemical sensitives a patch test on the skin is recommended before applying the full application.
- Section hair. Sections should be about 1" thick.
- Once Henna mixture is at a safe heat (warm to hot) begin at the scalp and paint on the Henna with a brush, applicator bottle or hand from roots to the ends.
- Continue until all the hair is thickly coated with the Henna mixture.
- Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline (optional).
- Cover the hair with a shower cap, plastic bag or plastic wrap to keep Henna on hair.
- Wrap towel around the head turban style to keep in heat.
For best result, use a Salon dome dryer, Heat lamp, or Thermo Heat Cap
Leave on as follows:
Black, Red, Sherry, Mahogany, Burgundy, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, and Copper- with heat 45-60 minutes heat 60-75 minutes. Strawberry blonde, blonde , marigold blond, light brown and neutral-with heat 30-45 minutes; without heat 45-60 minutes.
When timing is completed, rinse thoroughly with hot water, then rinse with cool water. Follow with Rainbow Henna Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and style. To see full results hair must be completely dried.
Timing may be increased if hair is resistant.
Hair products containing essential oils as the fragrance should not be used if coloring the hair with
Medium brown henna - lasonia inermis, indigofera.
For external use only.
Store in a cool, dry place. Filled by weight. Do not use in the area of the eye or if scalp has open cuts. Not for use on bleached or white hair. A strand test should be done if hair is over 20% grey.
Henna is a lot of trouble and makes a big mess. It's a commitment. If you do not want a bunch of chemicals on your head, henna is the only way I know of to cover gray. On my hair this was not as dark as I had hoped. Chestnut is my natural color. I have to use red henna on my gray roots to get them orange, then apply chestnut or sable henna to cover the orange. Gray roots require double-processing with henna to turn them brown. The first application of lawsonia inermis (red henna) binds to the gray hair and coats it; subsequent applications of indigo (the ingredient in this that makes it brown not red) adhere to the red henna coating. It is a lot of trouble and a work in progress. However, I have done this for close to a year and finally have glossy, shiny, thick brown hair. A year ago I had thin, splitting, damaged, artificially dyed hair that was too ash - now the color is back to my natural chestnut. Research henna before you try this.
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I Find This Product Excellent
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have recently changed from using chemical dyes to henna. I need to cover greying roots on mid brown hair.I quite like red tones too. Firstly I used Rainbow Light Brown mixed as described with black coffee and Apple Cider Vinegar.The colour was very good as was the grey covering.I was out in a lot of strong sunlight and the roots got very light and 'orangey'. I ordered Medium Brown the next time and I used very strong coffee.I have a professional type dome drier.I covered my head with cling film and a shower cap and sat under this for one and a half hours.The colour was rich and perfect-so was the condition of the hair. It does take a lot of rinsing out but standing under a shower for about ten minutes works for me.It is a long job compared to other colouring methods -but if you have half a day to spare and make sure you have everything to hand before you start it doesn't have to cause a mess as many complain of.I do think the warmth of the drier for the time mentioned is what is responsible for my success with the product. The time given to this is so much better than using harmful chemicals.
Best product ever
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Leaves my hair so shine and looking healthy
Don't buy product
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 22, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Need 2 return item due difficulty in removing product from your hair according to product insert. This info was not mention in the online item
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 16, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
the henna is very good cheap easy to apply without any chimicals and only 2 ingridients which means that you control about darkness of color. the color give you shine repair freezy hair and can be used instead conditioner not recomended for very black hair cause its not colored it and can even make to blue shine so be carefully with henna and read the roles before applying dont. put too much. oils to the henna and never stay all night cause the hair can be damaged and freezy this product very good and recomended