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Organic Hair Color

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Ashley Lauren Organic Hair Colors

Are made exclusively with organic lawsonia inermis, and other botanical natural coloring agents

Henna is a natural plant coloring for the hair; made from the powdered leaves of a desert shrub plant, Lawsonia. The Henna we offer is 100% organic organically grown.  Our henna is free from pesticide, with no synthetic additives or artificial coloring agents.

Henna contains hannatannic acid which, when mixed with tea, coffee or hot water, will coat the hair. It seals in oils and tightens the hair cuticle giving your hair a rich, healthy texture. Henna has no lightening action, so the shade that you choose will depend on your hair color.  A strand test is highly recommended, especially if you are  more than 10% grey. Instructions are included with each order. Our Henna is packaged in a jar to make it easy for you to use only what you need.  

 

How do I color my hair with natural hair color?

Hair Preparation
Our hair color may be applied to wet or dry hair that is clean. Towel dry hair if you wish to shampoo first. Apply cream or oil around the hairline, ears, and neck to avoid staining your skin.

Hair Color  Preparation
Pour 4oz of hair color or henna into a glass or plastic bowl. Gradually add tea, coffee or boiling water depending on your preferred color. Use black coffee or tea for a deeper color. Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix thoroughly until you have a creamy consistency. More liquid can be added if the mixture is too thick. Let the mixture sit overnight.  The next morning when you are ready to apply it to your hair, add 1 egg to prepared mixture for dry or damaged hair.

Hair Application
Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands.
1. Separate hair into 1 inch thick sections.
2. Using a brush, begin at the scalp and paint henna paste onto hair from roots to the ends.
3. Continue applying until all hair is thickly coated with the Henna mixture.
4. Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline. Cover hair with a plastic wrap.
Timing by color:
-Darker Colors: Leave on for 1-3 hours.  Heat can be applied to speed processing time.
-Lighter Colors: Leave on for 1-2 hours.
5. After the appropriate wait time, rinse thoroughly with warm water followed by cool water. Apply Ashley Lauren Jojoba Hair Oil  and Leave-In conditioner to hair and dry naturally.

Henna For Gray Hair

If you have very resistant gray hair, you will need to complete a 2 step process.

Order the Organic Henna and Organic Indigo Combo Pack:

Mix the henna powder the night before. The next day apply it to hair, it will be a auburn/red color.  Immediately apply the Indigo Powder, Organic Brown Hair Color or Organic Burgandy Hair Color and let sit for 45 minutes to 1- 1/2 hours depending on your desired hair color.  Rinse and style as usually.  Your hair will be healthy and beautiful with our organic hair colors.   Everyone’s hair is different and will take the colour differently so trial and error may be necessary to get your perfect shade.