Henna is considered a natural conditioner for your hair. Since my childhood, I have seen my mother applying the henna mask on her hair every month or fortnight, and to date, she has never used any colorant or dyes on her hair.
She has much thicker and lustrous hair than I have. I used to color my hair before, but I found that my grey hair was increasing, plus the quality of hair was decreasing, so I thought to give the henna mask a try, and now after using it for six months, I must say that my hair quality has improved a lot. The quality of hair was increasing – The hair is now healthy, thicker, and lustrous.
I add many things to my henna pack and apply it to my hair for approximately 2 hours and then wash it simply with plain water. For me, it has done wonders providing my hair volume and shine. I could also see that my hair quality has improved a lot over time. I faced the problem of grey hair since childhood, but now, over time, that has also been helped.
So hopefully, this helps you as well. It does not matter whether you’re male or female; anyone can use this henna mask.
Recipe for Henna Mask
Now I will tell you what exactly you need and how to prepare the henna mask or this mehndi mask for applying to your hair.
Items For Henna mask
To prepare this mask, you need henna. The amount you need depends on your hair length. I also use the following eight ingredients.
- Eggs – 2 (nos)
- Curd – 3 tbsp
- Black tea – 1 cup
- Beetroot juice – 1⁄2 cup
- Amla powder – 3 tbsp
- Hibiscus powder – 3 tbsp
- Coffee powder – 3 tbsp
- Neem powder – 1 tbsp
How to prepare Henna mask
- Mix henna powder, amla, neem, hibiscus, neem powder in an iron bowl.
- Now add black tea water and beetroot juice gradually. Keep on stirring it continuously so that no lumps are formed. Moreover, let the paste be thick if needed and add water before applying.
- Add curd to it along with coffee powder & keep it soaked overnight.
The reasons behind the Items
So now, let me tell you why I use so many things while preparing the henna mask.
I use an iron bowl because I don’t want my hair to look brown though coffee and black tea make it dark brown, and beetroot juice helps with hair loss.
Amla is rich in vitamin C, which is crucial for hair growth and hibiscus, which also helps our hair in many ways, like controlling hair fall by strengthening and conditioning the roots. It also provides shine, adds volume, and also adds volume gives a reddish tint to the hair.
Neem has so many anti-fungal properties, which are necessary to fight any infections on the scalp and also helps with dandruff. And curd helps to give shine and dandruff-free hair. It also provides many nutrients for silky hair. You can also apply curd and eggs once a week for healthier hair.
Apply Henna Mask To Your Grey Hair
OK, so in the morning, before applying the henna to the hair, please mix eggs to this paste, and if required, then only add water. Make sure you do not use hot tea water while making the paste. You should completely cool this paste, or else it will form lumps.
To get rid of the grey hair, I hope you try this hair mask too. Please report if you get desired results for your hair.
If you have long hair, also check my tips for long hair.