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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Red

Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Red -- 4 oz


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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Red -- 4 oz

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Ingredients: Lawsonia Inermis (Red Henna).


Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Persian Red 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 beautifers 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
Chemicals, additives 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 Red -- 4 oz 4.7 5 10 10
beautiful color -quality product I have been using henna on my hair for many years.I have never used artificial color (hair dyes).I get compliments all the time on my hair.Because I am a natural redhead this covers my grey hair to blend in to where it looks natural.I had a young woman tell me this last week in Sprouts market. I have been using Rainbow Research Henna for the last 10 years with consistent results.I have tried the Light Mountain brand but had my hair come out with a different color twice and will not go back to that brand. I have also blended this color with another Rainbow color medium auburn and got a nice color. The Persian red I am sticking to. I have to mention that henna gives your hair shine shine shine!!! April 24, 2015
Nice henna I've been using Rainbow Research henna for years now. It covers all my gray hair. Here's what I do. I mix it with red wine and let it sit in a covered container for about 4 hours. You will see when the dye is released as the top gets darker looking. This is the weird thing that I do to make it redder, I add in two packets of unsweetened cherry Kool-Aid. Mix the Kool-Aid in a tiny bit of hot water to dissolve it and then add it to henna. The Kool-Aid also helps cover some of the henna smell too. After that apply it immediately and cover your head with a shower cap or whatever you have. Try to leave it on for as long as you can. I usually do 4 or 5 hours. February 20, 2015
Good color and conditioning Like all henna coloring, this product smells bad and is messy to use. That being said, the color is beautiful, bold, and lasts. My hair also seems stronger and well-conditioned after use. February 8, 2015
Excellent product will order again Beautiful colour - used the red zinger tea and will definitely use again with the vinegar. Have very long hair and one 4oz container was enough. Fairly easy to rinse out and my hair was soft and shiny. Am looking forward to my second application! October 27, 2014
Will be ordering again This is the first time I've "henna-ed" and I think I really like the result. My hair, now that summer is over, is a combination of blonde highlights, medium brown and dark brown underneath so I really did not know what to expect. The hair that was very dark, has only very subtle red tinges and the hair on top is now a red/auburn but it blends fine. It is not a "Lucy" or Ronald McDonald red, but a deeper red. I'm happy with it and hope it doesn't change much over the next few days. I used the whole 4oz and found that it didn't cover as much as I wanted - I have shoulder length hair cut in layers. There are places where I think it "missed" even though I was pretty sure I covered it all. It was too thick, so I did add some yogurt and more water. Next time I'd try vinegar and red zinger tea, but didn't want to do it this time since it was a trial run. I did keep it in nearly an hour and had heat on and off (I sat on and off in front of a stationary heater we have and then wrapped my head in a hot towel over the plastic wrap.) I didn't find the rinse out to be a big deal at all - it took several minutes but it did all finally dissolve - just do it in the shower and not the sink or you'll probably never get it all. The staining is overstated I think - it did not stain my white porcelain sink nor even my hands (I touched my hair after I took the gloves off). It does smell, but it's just like grass or plants and is not a bad smell at all. Will definitely be doing this again - it's fun! :) October 20, 2013
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