Does that premature gray in your hair embarrass you to no end? Has the natural process of ageing made your hair turn gray, with those first few strands of gray mocking at you, reminding you of your advancing age? Well, if you are the kind of person who has an aversion to chemical hair-colors and dyes, then try out this simple home-made henna hair-dye and cover your gray.
Henna powder as per your need
Curds – 1-2 tbsp
Coffee-powder- 1tsp (optional)
Tea leaves – 1 tsp
Amla (gooseberry) powder – 2 tsp
Mustard oil – ½ tsp
Soak amla powder in half a cup of water overnight. Boil 1 tsp tea leaves in 2 tbsp water. Sieve it and allow it to cool. Keep this aside.
Now take henna powder, around 4-5 tbsp if you want to apply it only around the area which has gray hair and more if you want to apply to your entire scalp. Make a thin paste of henna powder by adding juice of lemon, a tbsp of curd, a tsp of coffee powder (optional), the water of tea leaves and amla mixture which you prepared earlier. Add ½ tsp of mustard oil in this mixture to avoid dryness. Leave this mixture in an iron vessel for about 2 hours. During winter season you add a finely grounded paste of 2 cloves to elude cold. Apply the mixture on the hair carefully, cover gray hair completely. Leave this on for about 3-4 hours. (Some prefer to keep it overnight.) Then rinse off with water.
After your hair has dried, apply any hair oil. Wash your hair the next day with a mild shampoo. Your hair will gain a natural shining red-brown color. Do this after every 15-20 days but in winter do this once in a month only.
Remember: See to it that your hair is oil-free prior to the application of henna paste.
Category: Hair care, Home-made beauty aids
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