Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Medium Brown Chestnut

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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Medium Brown Chestnut -- 4 oz
Item #: RBR 8400040
SKU #: 000518400040
Count: 4 oz
Weight: 0.34 lb
Color: Medium Brown Chestnut
Medium Brown Chestnut
Persian Black Deep Ebony
Persian Dark Brown Sable

Ingredients: Lawsonia inermis (red henna) and indigofereae (black henna).

Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Medium Brown Chestnut Description

  • 100% Botanical Hair Color & Conditioner
  • Color Lasts 4-6 Weeks

Rainbow Henna
Rainbow Henna has no additives, chemicals, or pesticides. Rainbow Henna coats each hair shaft with color. Blends naturally. Fades gradually. Lasts 4-6 weeks. Smoothes and seals the hair's cuticle for greater shine and body. Our custom-tailored recipes can be used for special effects, covering grey, and improving texture.
Note: Henna has no lightening action.

History of Henna
Secrets of beauty have been cherished throughout the ages. One of the oldest beautifiers known is Henna. Famous beauties such as Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Henna to enhance their hair coloring. Silent film stars Theda Bara and Clara Bow colored their hair with Henna to add to their mystery. Today, Henna is used by women and men who understand how to be naturally beautiful.


Rainbow Henna may be applied on wet or dry hair, but it is important that the hair be clean. If you wish to shampoo first, towel dry hair before application. Apply cream, oil, or Vaseline around the hairline, ears, and neck to avoid staining your skin.

**(If using Henna on Grey or White Hair see directions below)**

  • Pour a 4 oz. jar of Rainbow Henna into a glass or plastic bowl. 
  • Gradually add boiling water, coffee or tea to the Henna powder.
  • Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix thoroughly to a creamy soup-like consistency, (more liquid can be added if mixture is too thick).
  • For Rainbow Neutral Henna, mix 2 oz. (1/2 jar) with boiling water.

Rainbow Henna is filled by weight. A 4 oz. jar is equal to an 8 oz. cup by volume.

**For best results with Henna on Grey hair see instructions below**


Directions for use on Grey or White Hair

  • Pour a 4 oz. jar of Rainbow Henna into a glass or plastic bowl.
  • Gradually add boiling coffee or tea to the Henna powder. See special recipes and hints below for exact Coffee & Tea use.
  • Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix thoroughly to a creamy soup-like consistency, (more liquid can be added if mixture is too thick).
  • For Rainbow Neutral Henna on Grey Hair: Mix 2 oz. (1/2 jar) with boiling water, do not use coffee and vinegar.

Best Recipes for Grey Hair:

  • Dark Brown Henna + Coffee + 1-2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar = Dark Brown
  • 3 parts Black + 1 Part Medium Brown + Coffee + 1-2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar = Dark Brown
  • 3 Parts Dark Brown + 1 Part Medium Brown + Coffee + 1-2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar = Medium/Dark Brown
  • 3 Parts Black + 1 Part Dark Brown + Coffee + 1-2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar = Darkest Brown

Special Recipes and Hints
Substitute Coffee or Tea for Water to add these effects:

  • Coffee – Use for Best Results on Grey Hair to help tone down red tones, deepens brown-red tones, & cover grey. Use brewed, black coffee or espresso (not instant or decaffeinated). After coffee or espresso is brewed, bring to a boil. Mix as directed above.
  • Teas- To have the following effects take place, substitute tea for water. Let tea steep for 20-30 minutes, and then bring to a boil. Mix as directed above.
  • Ceylon, Black China or Darjeeling Teas will help tone down red & deepen brown-red tones on Dark Brown, Med Brown, Burgundy, Mahogany & Sherry. Ceylon, Black China or Darjeeling Teas will add gold highlights to Light Brown Henna.
  • Red Zinger Tea enriches red tones in Burgundy, Sherry, Mahogany, Dark Brown, Med Brown and Red Henna.
  • Chamomile Tea brightens and adds highlights to Neutral, Blonde, or Marigold Blonde Henna.

Apple Cider Vinegar – To help all colors hold on grey hair, add 1-2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar to Henna mixture.


Lemon Juice – To lighten blonde shades, add 1-2 tbsp. lemon juice to Henna mixture.


To Deepen Red Shades – Red, Sherry, Mahogany, or Burgundy can be deepened by mixing a darker shade. For example, 3 oz. (3/4 jar) Mahogany + 1 oz. (1/4 jar) Dark Brown = Dark Auburn.


Dry or Damaged Hair – Add 1 Egg, or 1-2 tbsp. of Olive Oil, or 1-2 tbsp of Plain Yogurt to the Henna mixture. These natural ingredients not only condition, but help with the application and rinsing processes. Choose any 1 of the 3 options listed above for similar results.



  • Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands.
  • Section hair front to back and ear to ear. Take 1 inch partings in the sections.
  • Method 1 - Begin at the scalp and paint on the Henna with a tint brush from roots to ends, or use hands
  • Method 2 - Begin at scalp and apply Henna with gloved hands.  Packing it on as if you were putting a mud pack on your head.
  • Continue until all the hair is thickly coated with the Henna mixture.
  • Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline. Cover the hair with a plastic bag or plastic wrap and old towel to help maintain heat.

(For best results use a Heat Lamp, or Thermo Heat Cap)
Leave on as follows:

  • Black, Red, Sherry, Mahogany, Burgundy, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, and Copper –with heat 45- 60 minutes; without heat 60-90 minutes.
  • Strawberry Blonde, Blonde, Marigold Blonde, Light Brown, and Neutral –with heat 30 minutes; without heat 45-60 minutes.

When timing is completed, rinse thoroughly with hot water, and then rinse with cool water. Follow with Rainbow Henna Shampoo, or any mild natural shampoo without essential oils. Rinse thoroughly and style. Leaving the Henna on longer then recommended is not advised, results may vary.

Henna Test Strand Instructions

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of Henna with Boiled Water* Use enough water to make it into a thick soup-like consistency. Additional water may be added to thin mixture if needed.
  • Test on enough hair to see results. Select a 1 inch section (enough to wrap around 2 fingers).
  • Apply Henna Roots to Ends, coating the hair.
  • After Henna is applied, wrap the section of hair in plastic wrap.
  • Leave on 45-60 minutes. Rinse off, shampoo and dry.

Check color in good light, daylight is best. For more depth of color, timing can be increased 15-30 minutes.
*coffee or tea should be substituted for water for grey hair.

Free Of
Additives, chemicals and pesticides.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Medium Brown Chestnut -- 4 oz 4.5 5 21 24
Great natural hair coloring I love that this product is an all natural alternative to hair coloring with added chemicals. The color lasts for 5 to 6 weeks, and is very easy to apply. You need to color your hair when you have a few hours to devote to the process, as it has to be left on your hair for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. or more depending on how deep you want the color. I would recommend this product. March 13, 2014
Messy - prefer the henna pre-mixed in a bottle I got this for my husband - was definitely more difficult to use than previous type of henna I bought at Vitacost, which came in a bottle. February 13, 2014
Nice even color I tried for the first time last night- it was not as difficult or messy as I thought; though I have short hair which makes it more manageable. I mixed 2 Tbs. with about a cup of brewed coffee, mixed into a batter like texture and let it sit for about 20 min. I used Vitamin E around my hairline to prevent staining and applied the dye over the tub with gloves on. (I placed a small mirror in the tub so I could see what I was doing). I immediately wrapped with saran wrap and an old towel. I recommend using witch hazel on cotton rounds or balls to remove residue from the hairline- it worked beautifully. After 3 hours, I rinsed (with gloved hands) and used a small amount of conditioner to help get all of the residue, then air-dried. I am so thankful to find a hair coloring technique free of chemical dyes. There are some copper/red highlights in my hair, but my hair always shows those. January 24, 2014
First time using, I liked it. I have brown hair with slight greys starting to come out. Not so much that it bothers me but it does seem to make my brown hair lighter and faded somehow and I'm not ready to be faded at 39. I have never EVER colored my hair and never want to put any chemicals on it. I decided to give the Medium Brown Chestnut henna color a try. I only used half the amount, with a bit of vinegar. My hair seem a darker brown (but not so noticeably which is good if you did not want your new color to attract attention) My hair seem healthier, darker, shinier, and there are no greys. And I also don't feel like a fake either for just putting some "mud" in my hair. It's natural, is not bad for you, and helps you to look good, what's to like? November 20, 2013
Not Going Back To Ammonia-Filled Color All I can say is, WOW! I have used henna before( many years ago) but for a long time I have been using regular ammonia filled(yuk) hair color. So I took a plunge and switched back to henna. Not only was this product easy to use but comes with VERY thorough instructions with options to change how the color comes out. First let me say that I color my hair auburn, so I use half of this jar(2 z) and half of the Mahogany color(2oz).I mix it with almost 2 cups of brewed hibiscus tea for a bit more red and I used the apple cider vinegar for better staying power. I 'hennaed' my hair about 6 weeks ago and it has hardly faded and made my hair feel fabulous. The color is gorgeous, perfect auburn that is rich and vibrant! I loved applying it as well. It is like a warm mud bath for your scalp. I just wrapped my head in plastic wrap and I did apply some heat with a bonnet dryer. As a note, I do not use shampoo. Suds have not touched my hair for about 2 years, I use cleaning conditioner(Wen! But please everyone write to Avalon Organics and ask them to formulate some cleaning conditioner so we can use something completely organic! And have Vitacost sell it for a yummy price.). This henna is excellent quality and fun to mix, you can play with it, blend your own colors and use tricks to adjust the color that are all easy! Try it, you'll like it! October 29, 2013
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