Morrocco Method Henna
is an all natural hair color with only the purest natural ingredients that
provides a deep, rich color while also conditioning your hair and scalp.
Morrocco Method is a leader in the henna hair color industry with ZERO chemicals
additives or irritants. While many henna hair dyes are marketed as “natural,”
they contain harsh metals and toxins. We all know that the term
"natural" is being used very loosely these days by many top companies.
Morrocco Method continues to use only the purest ingredients in their products
to ensure you are receiving a top quality product. Each shade of henna hair
color is created using two natural plants: henna (Lawsonia inermis) and indigo (Indigofera
tinctoria), with the exception of Blonde Henna. All are 100% plant material and
completely chemical free: no metallic salts, no ammonia, no PPD!
"I have tried many henna products over the years and from my personal
experience Morrocco Method Henna is the highest quality henna product on the
market. Many of the henna products I tried turned my hair orange. If you want
the best henna product on the market, you have found it. It's time to switch
from hazardous chemical hair dyes to all natural henna hair color. I know you
will love Morrocco Method Henna as much as I do". Tanya M Beck. President
of Advanced Alternatives Center.
Red Henna is the perfect color
for people looking to add subtle red to their natural shade of dark brown, as
well as those looking for a natural “redhead” color. This color of henna is
particularly beneficial for people dealing with grey coverage. Applied before
the brown, this red henna will help the brown color to better adhere to your
grey roots. Using a specific ratio of the henna leaf and bark, Morrocco Method
offers the finest in chemical-free hair color.
Morrocco Method Henna is 100%
chemical free and contains no harsh metals, parabens, or toxins that irritate
the hair and scalp. No matter the color of henna, it is deeply nourishing,
conditioning and the perfect alternative to harsh chemical hair dyes.
Additional Uses: All Morrocco
Method Henna color can be used to safely dye any light-colored natural fabric
that you want to subtly darken. i.e. doilies, handkerchiefs, muslin, etc.
RED HENNA INSTRUCTIONS
A strand test is a good indicator
of what to expect when using henna. Apply henna to a hair sample, gathered from
your brush or a previous haircut. Unlike regular chemical dye, henna works as a
gloss, resulting in a color that is a mix between the dye color and the base
color of your hair. Keep in mind, henna takes several days to oxidize, meaning
that the final color may become darker in the days following application.
Lighter hair types may need to do multiple applications to achieve a darker
color. You cannot lighten hair with henna.
- Small Mixing Bowl (glass or
- Plastic Sealable Baggie, 2
- Mixing Spoon (wooden
- Measuring Spoon (wooden
- Gloves (vinyl/rubber)
How to Do a Strand Test:
- Please read the "How to
Mix & Apply Red Henna" instructions below to judge what liquid to
use with the henna. If you are using apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, use
only 2 tsp worth.
- In a small bowl, take 1 tbsp
of Red Henna and stir in enough liquid to achieve the consistency of yogurt.
Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and let sit for 8-12 hours at room
- Use hair removed from your
hairbrush or clippings from a recent haircut. You can snip a lock of hair
from the middle of your head as well. Ball it up or attach ends to a piece
of tape to hold them together. You need enough hair to be able to discern
color difference, so half a handful should be fine. While wearing gloves,
coat the strands with the henna mixture, thoroughly saturating them.
- Store strands in a plastic
bag. Then double bag to prevent dye from seeping through. Keep it on your
person, in a pocket for instance, to include body heat as a factor in dye
release. Leave in bag for 1-4 hours.
- Rinse henna from hair strands
and inspect the color. Let strands sit for 72 hours to get the most exact
result. View test strands in artificial light and sunlight, as the color
does change with the light source.
How to Mix & Apply Red Henna
- Black Tea, 2 cups strongly brewed and cooled
- Apple Cider Vinegar, up to 3 tbsp (use raw,
unpasteurized for best results) -OR- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, up to 3
- Red Henna Kit (1 bag of Red Henna)*
- OPTIONAL: Morrocco Method Euro Oil, 1-3 tsp
- OPTIONAL: Clove, Ginger, or Cinnamon, powdered
1-3 tsp (To lessen the smell of henna)
*One Henna Kit is enough for shoulder length
hair. Longer hair may require additional kits.
Other Liquids: Black Tea with Apple Cider
Vinegar/Lemon Juice is the most common liquid used when mixing henna. However,
you may replace it entirely with:
- Apple or Orange Juice, 2 cups
- Herbal Tea (chamomile, rosemary, etc.), 2 cups
strongly brewed and cooled
- Filtered Water, 2 cups warmed
- Filtered Water, 2 cups warmed with 3 tbsp
Mixing & Application
- Pour Red Henna powder from packet into mixing
bowl. Add clove, ginger, or cinnamon at this point to lessen smell of henna.
Add apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The more you use of either
ingredient, the deeper the end results will be. However, it will also
increase the time needed to release the dye and may have a drying effect on
the hair and scalp.
- Slowly add black tea to Red Henna until it is
the consistency of yogurt. The mixture should not drip from the spoon but
should still be easily spreadable. You may not need all 2 cups of tea to
- Add Euro Oil to mixture. Use more Euro Oil if
you added a lot of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Do not use more than
3 teaspoons, as the oil can prevent the color from sticking.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing to
remove any excess air, and let sit for 8-12 hours. If a generous amount of
lemon juice or apple cider vinegar were used, we suggest letting it sit the
full 12 hours. If the temperature is below 60 degrees, it may take longer
than 12 hours. Check the surface for color change from the original
green/olive/tan to a darker brown-red, which will signal the dye release.
- Section your hair, put a towel around your
shoulders, and apply Euro Oil to your hairline and ears to prevent skin
staining. Using gloved hands, apply henna to clean, dry hair. (It can be
applied to towel-dried hair but not wet).
- Wrap hair with plastic wrap or put on a shower
cap. Optionally, put on a fabric cap over the plastic to trap body heat. The
key is to keep the paste moist and warm.
- Leave mixture in hair for 1-4 hours. The
longer it is left, the more dye will saturate into your hair. Do not leave
it in overnight.
- Unwrap your hair and rinse with water only.
Use a drain catcher to prevent possible clogging. Use Pearl Essence Creme
Rinse or a few drops of Euro Oil to aid in the henna rinsing process,
especially if you used a lot of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The
Morrocco Method Scalp Massager may also help in removing the henna.
- Do not shampoo your hair until 24 hours after
the henna treatment. The full color will appear after 72 hours. This color
will last 8-12 weeks.
Important Note About Chemical Dyes
Our Red Henna Hair Color is 100% pure plant dye.
There are no chemicals, metallic salts, or PPD. Our henna hair color is the
safest form of hair dye you can use, and it even has healthy benefits for your
hair. You can safely use henna on previously chemically dyed hair, but we
suggest waiting 6-8 weeks after your last dye job to allow for detox.
But if choose to continue with chemical dyes
after applying henna, you'll need to wait 6-8 weeks until it fades. It won't
"burn" your hair, which is a reaction to chemically-adulterated henna,
but it can give you unpredictable results. Plant dyes don't lift easily out of
your hair, leaving the end color unpredictable, and it fades faster because
henna makes your hair less porous.
Going lighter cannot be done with a box dye, and
the amount of developer you will need to lift the henna will damage your hair to
the point where it won't take dyes well. When dying your hair with henna and
indigo (using any of the Browns or Black), it will only lift the henna, and not
the indigo, giving you green hair. The amount of chemicals you need to remove
indigo from your hair will make your hair too damaged to hold any dye at all.
You can, however, dye your hair the same color or darker.