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How to colour your hair with Henna CREAM

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Below you will find our simple instructions for colouring your hair using Surya Henna CREAM or you can WATCH THIS VIDEO >

How to colour your hair with Henna Cream

BEFORE YOU COLOUR YOUR HAIR it is important to read the instructions on the pack and observe these standard precautions:

  • Protect your clothes with a plastic apron to avoid staining.
  • Use dark colored towels (black or dark brown)
  • Use a timepiece to calculate the time correctly.
  • In order to avoid colouring the skin, only use the gloves inside the box of Surya Brasil Henna
    Cream, and apply some barrier cream to the skin around the hairline.
  • This product can release pigments in the first washings because it is a toning colouration through deposition.
  • Do not mix chemical products, dyes, dye removers hydrogen peroxide, lye, ammonia, creams, conditioners or metallic salts with Surya Brasil Henna Cream as it may alter the composition of the product.
  • Do not use a metallic cap, only a plastic cap.
  • The use of this product on previously dyed, permed or bleached hair may cause undesirable
    colours. Before applying on the entire hair, first test the cream on a small lock of hair (STRAND TEST).

Sensitivity Test:

Always perform a Sensitivity Test, EVEN IF YOU HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT BEFORE, as it is possible to unexpectedly develop a sensitivity to any ingredient at any time.

  1. Apply a small amount of the colour on the forearm or behind the ear.
  2. Wait for 24 hours to see if there is any skin irritation.
  3. If any redness or irritation occurs, do not attempt to colour your hair.

Tips for best results:

  • For best results, prior to using the product, wash the hair with Surya Restorative Shampoo to remove residues such as gel, fixative, cream or oil. After colouring, Surya Brasil’s Color Fixation Conditioner or Leave-In Conditioner can be used for added manageability and for extending colour duration.
  • The use of thermal bonnet results in a more intense colour.
  • Different colours of Surya Henna Cream can be used to obtain special colours – see our COLOUR MIXING CHART >.
  • Surya Henna Cream may be applied several times without any interval.
  • Surya Henna Cream is indicated for all hair types. Colour uptake should be monitored in the case of dry, damaged or processed hair.
  • In case of error in the selection of a colour, another Surya Henna Cream can be applied immediately after previous colouring, leaving your hair shiny and radiant.
  • Colouring, lightening, relaxing or permanents may cause damage to the hair strand which could increase the uptake of colour. In this case, monitor development of colour regularly.
  • Do not expose the product to bright light or to the sun. Keep in a dry, cool place. Once the package is open, the product can be used again, provided it is returned to a dry, cool place.
  • Topical use only; keep out of the reach of children
  • Do not apply to lashes or eyebrows.

How to colour your hair using Surya Henna CREAM:

Step 1: Perform a Skin Patch Test. A Strand Test is also recommended before colouring.

Step 2: Wash your hair. It is important to wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo before colouring to remove any residue or build-up of styling products on the hair shaft, and prepare your hair to receive Surya Brasil’s henna colouring treatment. We recommend Surya Brasil Color Fixation Restorative Shampoo, or one of our Amazonia Preciosa Shampoos for your hair type. Do NOT use creams or conditioners.

Step 3: Rinse and towel dry your hair. It is not necessary for hair to be completely dry. Do not use a hair dryer.

Step 4. Prepare for colouring. Apply a barrier cream on the skin around the hairline to help protect it from staining. Surya Sapien Women’s Body Moisturiser is ideal. Put on some old clothes that won’t matter if you drip a little hair dye on them. Finally, put on the complimentary gloves found in the box of your Surya Henna Cream.

Step 5: Apply the colour to your hair. Gently shake the bottle before using. For easy application, snap or cut the tip of the lid off and squeeze the colour directly onto your hair.

TIP: If you think you would like to reserve some of the cream for a later “touch-up”, we suggest that you remove (unscrew) the lid off the bottle of Surya Henna Cream instead of snapping off the tip. This will ensure the cream will last up to the expiration date, which may be up to three years in a sealed bottle. Store in a cool, dry place.

Step 6: Cover all your hair evenly, using your gloved hands and taking care to spread the colour evenly from roots to hair ends.

TIP: during application, be careful not to pull the cream from the roots to hair ends with a comb, since this will remove colour from your hair.

Step 7: Cover and wait. After applying colour, cover the hair with the plastic shower cap provided in the pack. Check the time and follow the indicated time on the colour chart to obtain desired colour (see the colour chart in the instructions for desired results) – or wait the amount of time indicated from your strand test (if you completed one).

Recommended times for your preferred result can be viewed on this chart >

Surya-Henna-cream-processing-time-chart-and-tips

Step 8: Prepare to rinse. After waiting time has lapsed, remove the plastic cap and put a small amount of water on the hair and massage the hair gently for 1 minute.

Step 9: Rinse thoroughly removing the colour until the rinse water is clear.

Step 10: Apply Surya Brasil’s Color Fixation Conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and style as usual.

TIP: If you have any areas of stained skin, gently massage the area directly with shampoo and rinse.

Tips for best results:

  • Surya Henna Cream is indicated for all hair types. Colour uptake should be monitored in the case of dry, damaged or processed hair.
  • The use of thermal bonnet results in a more intense colour.
  • Different colours of Surya Henna Cream can be mixed together to obtain special colours.
  • Surya Henna Cream may be applied several times without any interval. In case of error in the selection of a colour, another Surya Henna Cream can be applied immediately after previous colouring, leaving your hair shiny and radiant.
  • Colouring, lightening, relaxing or permanents may cause damage to the hair strand which could increase the uptake of colour. In this case, monitor development of colour regularly.
    Do not expose the product to bright light or to the sun. Keep in a dry, cool place. Once the package is open, the product can be used again, provided it is resealed and returned to a dry, cool place.

Grey Hair:

  • With the first application, Surya Henna Cream covers grey hair. See use instructions in pack.
  • *Surya Henna Cream Swedish Blonde and Light Blonde will have no effect on hair that was dark before turning grey. We recommend the use of SURYA HENNA CREAM GOLDEN BLONDE. See use instructions in pack. For stubborn grey, add 30 minutes to development time – checking regularly for colour result.

Bleached or dyed hair:

  • We recommend testing SURYA HENNA CREAM on a small lock of hair before using
  • the product on the entire hair. To obtain the desired colour, after applying the product, make sure to time the application of SURYA HENNA CREAM carefully keeping in mind that the colour takes effect in less time.

Dark Hair:

  • SURYA HENNA CREAM does not bleach or lighten hair. SURYA HENNA CREAM BLACK will intensify the colour and give dark hair extra shine.

Topical use only; keep out of the reach of children.
Do not apply to lashes or eyebrows.

QUESTIONS? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page >