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You Will Need
- Henna powder
- Citrus juice
- A plastic container
- A plastic spoon
- Plastic wrap
- Latex or rubber gloves
- Old towels
- A plastic grocery bag
- Body art quality henna (optional)
- Old clothes (optional)
Mix a cup of henna powder with citrus juice, such as lemon or orange juice, with water in a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon. Mix it until you get a paste-like consistency. Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight.
Section your hair. Wearing your gloves, apply the henna paste from the roots to the ends, making sure all of your hair gets covered. Wipe any excess henna from your face and neck with an old towel.
Let henna process
Wrap your hair in the plastic grocery bag to keep the henna paste moist and warm. Wait at least 2 to 4 hours for the dye to process.
Wash out henna
Wash the henna paste out of your hair with lukewarm water and rinse thoroughly.
Apply conditioner and then rinse. Your hair will be silky soft with a glossy red henna sheen.