- 1/4 cup of henna powder
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- plastic conditioning cap (or grocery store bag)
Step 1 Mix henna powder with lemon juice until it is a "goopy" paste. It will have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
Step 2 Part clean hair into three or four large sections.
Step 3 Apply henna to each section. Hair should be saturated with the paste.
Step 4 Cover hair with cap and leave on for several hours.
Step 5 Rinse henna out and condition the hair.
Unless your hair is very light, you will not notice a drastic change. Henna lightens the hair color over time. Repeated henna treatments will change the hair to a more noticeable reddish hue.