Dried Henna Red is the ultimate natural hair colourant and this product produces a warm natural red tone, but those with dark brown hair will experience a more subtle colour.
The colour you get will depend on the natural colour of your hair. Because the red-orange dye molecule is binding to the keratin that surrounds the pigmented hair core, the resulting colour is different for every strand of hair, and for every person. The henna stain is translucent, and blends with your own colour. Hennaed hair looks like you grew it yourself.
Henna works wonders on African hair. It does not dye the hair red but it does give highlights strengthens the hair and makes it silky. Henna might loosen hair's curl pattern slightly.
Mix henna with enough liquid to make a smooth paste resembling yogurt consistency. For a liquid you can use lukewarm water, herbal tea or diluted lemon juice. Don’t use boiling water. Leave your henna mixture covered at room temperature for about 2 hours for full dye release.
Wear gloves as this will stain your hands. Apply generously to hair. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. Cover with a plastic cap or clingwrap and allow to sit on hair for 1-2 hours. Rinse hair by submerging your head in a bath of water and moving it from side to side. Then rinse the rest with shower or hand shower. This works on beards and moustaches, too.