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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Sherry -- 4 oz

Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Sherry
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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Sherry -- 4 oz

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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner Sherry Description

  • Light Auburn
  • Dye and Chemical Free
  • 100% Natural Plant Powder

100% Natural Botanical Hair Color and Conditioner

  • Made From 100% plant material
  • Conditions, adds body and shine to all hair types
  • Can be used to cover grey or white hair

Fades out gradually, lasts 4-6 weeks on average (safe for more frequent use)


Henna is the only natural alternative to chemical hair colorings that are controversial to health considerations and harsh on the hair. Rainbow Henna is 100% natural plant material-no additives, chemicals, preservatives, metallic salts or metals. Worldwide use of henna has been practiced and documented for over 9000 years.


Red Henna comes from small shrubs, called Lawsonia, that are native to the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa. The leaves are dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. We also use the plants: Indigoferra, Cassia Obobata, Marigold & Chamomile Flowers to make the different shades. We choose only the finest botanicals from around the world to be used in our Hair Color. Rainbow Henna coats the outside of each strand of hair. The shade of Henna is reflected through the hair while enhancing your hair's natural color. The cuticle is smoothed by Henna's sealing action, giving hair a polished look by making the light reflect off providing shine. Regular use of Henna can texturize  the hair, giving it extra body-this becomes more evident with each application.


Rainbow Henna color will last approximately 4 to 6 weeks but is safe to use more frequently.


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.
  • Use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix thoroughly to a creamy 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.


  • Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands.
  • Section hair Sections should be about 1" thick.
  • Begin at the scalp and paint on the Henna with a tint brush from roots to ends
  • 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

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

  • Black, Red, Sherry, Mahogany, Burgundy, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, and Copper –with heat 45 minutes; without heat 60-75 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.

Free Of
Chemicals, dyes and preservatives.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Sherry henna-lasonia inermis, indigofera.

For external use only.  Do not use in the area of the eye or if scalp has open cuts.  Not for use on bleached or white hair.  A strand test should be done if hair is over 10% grey.

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Simple Steps to Henna Stain Your Nails

It sounds like a beauty miracle: nail color that doesn’t chip, peel or need touch-ups to maintain a mani-fresh look. Imagine ditching all the harsh removers. Not having to suffer the frustration of accidental smudges. All the money you’d save on salon visits or bottles of base coats, top coats and strengtheners for those DIY polish jobs.


How to Henna Stain Nails

Natural henna dye isn’t some breakthrough you missed in the beauty mags or trending news. It’s more of an ancient secret, something women in India and the Middle East have been using in their get-pretty rituals for hundreds of years. Chances are you’ve heard of henna, the natural plant dye that’s used to tint hair or create exotic pattern-work temporary tattoos on skin. But did you know it can be used to stain your nails?

Get hip to henna

Henna comes in a fine powder that’s mixed with an acidic liquid, like lemon juice, and set aside for a few hours or up to a day to activate. Once the plant’s natural dye compounds are released, the paste can be applied—to hair, skin or nails—to create a reddish-brown tint. The longer you leave it on, the darker and richer the color will be. And the effects last up to three weeks!

The best part is that henna is 100% plant powered—no parabens, no phthalates, no preservatives or chemicals of any kind to seep into your scalp or skin.

Ready, set, stain!

Tired of prissy pinks, over-the-top turquoises and too-playful-for-your-age purples? Henna will transform your nails to an alluring burnt orange shade, or a rusty dark red if you let it set for a few hours (or overnight). Be sure you’re ready to commit, though, because once it’s applied, henna color is there to stay. You’re literally staining your nails, not just applying a top coat—so a swipe of polish remover isn’t going to un-do the dye.

That said, henna staining your nails is fun and easy to do. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Step 1: Mix a henna paste.

Start by placing a tablespoon of henna powder in a small bowl. Add lemon juice, a tiny bit at a time (about 1/8 of a teaspoon), and mix well until a thick paste, about the consistency of mashed potatoes, forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours (or overnight). You’ll know the paste is ready when the surface layer becomes a darker shade than the rest of the mixture (check by pushing it back with a spoon).

Step 2: Prep your nails and cuticles.

File nails to your preferred shape, and gently push back your cuticles. Wash your nails, then wipe them with a cotton ball dipped in apple cider vinegar to remove any lingering dirt or oils. To keep henna from staining the skin around your nails, apply a thin ring of all-purpose glue to cuticles and skin around nail beds. Let the glue dry completely before continuing.

Step 3: Apply the henna paste.

Using a nail brush, paint nails with several thin layers of henna paste. Work with very small amounts of at a time—just a dab will do! You’ll want to take extra caution not to drip or drop any on your skin or clothing, as activated henna’s staining effects are very powerful, and practically instant.

Step 4: Wait.

Let the paste dry for 30 minutes to an hour. If you want darker color, leave it on longer—several hours should be sufficient, but you can leave it on overnight. Again, remember the staining power! If you’ll be sleeping with henna paste on your nails, wrap them with tissue or an old towel before going to bed.

Step 5: Reveal the makeover!           

To remove the henna paste, use a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. If you want a shiny finish, apply two or three coats of your favorite clear polish. If you’ll be leaving the stain au naturale, try not to get your nails wet for 12 hours.


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