Henna wax treatment is a natural deep cleansing and nourishing conditioner for your hair. Unlike henna itself, the wax treatment is intended to restore the lustre back into dry and damaged hair rather than colour it. Made from pure henna (Lawsonia inermis) leaves, the henna wax is usually combined with other organic plant extracts to create an intensive formula to condition the hair. The use of pure henna in this hydrating treatment leaves the hair much glossier, as well as strengthening and rejuvenating damaged hair.
The History of Henna and how it is made
Obtained from the leaves of the Lawsonia plant and native to the Middle East, Egypt and India, henna is the oldest and most used vegetable dye in history. It has been used as far back as the Bronze Age for dying the skin, hair and nails. The leaves are dried and made into a paste to form the basis of henna. When the leaves are ground, they produce reddish tannin dye molecules that bond extremely well with proteins, making hair fibres stronger and therefore particularly effective as a hair colourant. The proteins and botanicals in henna wax protect the hair from harmful UV rays. With its natural burgundy colour, it is popular today for colouring grey hair without the harsh use of chemicals, as well as safely creating temporary tattoos. Henna is still used in many countries for adorning the skin with elaborate designs.
Benefits of using Henna Wax
Henna wax is often a very good antidote for dry and over-coloured hair. Compared to prices you might pay at a hair salon for the same results, the henna wax treatment is extremely inexpensive. Many of the compounds used in hair products can leave hair damaged and brittle. Henna is also a good way of restoring health and elasticity back into the hair. By purifying the scalp, hair can return to good condition and restore its natural shine. The henna wax treatment is also beneficial to control tangled or unmanageable hair.
Directions for best results
For best results, use henna wax as you would any other conditioner. The wax mixture itself is rather glutinous, so make sure you apply generously. After shampooing, towel dry your hair well and apply the wax with your fingers and massage into the scalp and hair. Wrap your hair with a damp towel for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing off. For best results, and to keep hair in best condition, use on a weekly basis.