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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color & Conditioner Red -- 4 oz

Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color & Conditioner Red
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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color & Conditioner Red -- 4 oz

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Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color & Conditioner Red Description

  • Dye and Chemical Free
  • 100% Natural Plant Powder

100% Natural Botanical Hair Color and Conditioner Free of all Chemicals, Preservatives and Dyes

  • 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, Last 4-6 Weeks on average (safe to use more frequently)

Available in 13 shades: Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Black, Red, Mahogany, Burgundy, Copper, Sherry, Marigold Blonde, Blonde, Strawberry Blonde and Neutral

About Henna:

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 Obovata, 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.


Preparation Directions:

Rainbow Henna may be applied on wet or dry hair, but it is important that the hair be clean and free of any hair sprays, gels or conditioners. If you wish to shampoo first, towel hair dry before applying.

Pour Rainbow Henna Powder into a glass or plastic bowl. Use enough powder to cover the areas it is being applied to.

*Do not use a metal bowl or utensils*

Boil 8-16 oz of liquid (water, coffee or tea). Add the liquid gradually, using a wooden or plastic spoon mix thoroughly to reach a creamy yogurt like consistency. More liquid can be added if mixture is too thick or thickens up during application. You do not need to use all of the liquid prepared just enough to reach the right consistency.

To help cover grey or white hair mix powder with coffee or tea and 1-2 tbs of apple cider vinegar

*See below for specific instructions based on desired results

*Special Recipes and hints for use on grey hair to customize results:

Coffee or Black Tea (English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Ceylon): To help tone down red tones, deep brown-red tones, or cover grey/white hair, substitute coffee/tea for water. Use brewed, black coffee not instant.

Coffee alternatives can also be used. Can be used with black, red and brown Henna shades.

Red Teas (Rooibos, Raspberry Leaf, Red Zinger): To help enhance red tones makes them more vibrant. Can be used with all Henna shades.

Chamomile Tea: To help enhance and bring out golden blonde highlights. Can be used with Blonde, Marigold Blonde and Strawberry Blonde Henna Shades.

For Dry Hair:

Add 1 egg, 2-4 tbsp olive oil, or 2-4 tbsp plain yogurt to the Henna mixture. Only select one of these options. These natural ingredients not only condition, but can help with the application and rinsing processes.

Neutral Henna: Use as a conditioner to help add body and shine to the hair. Neutral or "Clear" Henna does not deposit color. Mix with boiling water to desired consistency and apply to hair the same way as the color shades.


You can wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining your hands, although Henna does not typically stain or scalp. Henna is heat activated and we recommended using it shortly after it is mixed.

*Henna does not typically cause a reaction and does not contain any known allergens, however if you have sensitive skin or chemical sensitives a patch test on the skin is recommended before applying the full application.

  1. Section hair. Sections should be about 1" thick.
  2. Once Henna mixture is at a safe heat (warm to hot) begin at the scalp and paint on the Henna with a brush, applicator bottle or hand from roots to the ends.
  3. Continue until all the hair is thickly coated with the Henna mixture.
  4. Place a cotton or tissue band around the hairline (optional).
  5. Cover the hair with a shower cap, plastic bag or plastic wrap to keep Henna on hair.
  6. Wrap towel around the head turban style to keep in heat.


For best result, use a Salon dome dryer, Heat lamp, or Thermo Heat Cap

Leave on as follows:

Black, Red, Sherry, Mahogany, Burgundy, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, and Copper- with heat 45-60 minutes heat 60-75 minutes. Strawberry blonde, blonde , marigold blond, light brown and neutral-with heat 30-45 minutes; without heat 45-60 minutes.

When timing is completed, rinse thoroughly with hot water, then rinse with cool water. Follow with Rainbow Henna Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and style. To see full results hair must be completely dried.

Timing may be increased if hair is resistant.

Hair products containing essential oils as the fragrance should not be used if coloring the hair with Henna. The essential oils will strip the Henna coating off of the hair shat causing the color to fade out more quickly.

Free Of
Chemicals, additives and dye

*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: Red Henna - Lawsonia Inermis.

 For external use only. Filled by weight. Do not use in the area of the eye or if scalp has open cuts. A strand test is recommended if hair is over 20% grey

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Our Fall Guide to Natural Hair Dyes

As summer graciously gives way to fall and the leaves begin to take on vibrant new hues, you may realize that you’re craving a change in appearance as well. After all, a new season is the perfect time to try out a new hair color!

Want to add autumn’s signature shades of red and gold to your hair without drying out—or otherwise damaging—your lustrous locks? Not to worry! There are several safe, gentle, chemical-free techniques to choose from. Following are five to consider:

Woman Wearing Jacket, Hat and Sunglasses with Naturally Dyed Hair for Fall |


This all-natural alternative to chemical hair color is derived from the leaves of the henna plant for which it is named. Henna typically provides coverage for four to six weeks and has been used to safely dye hair for thousands of years.

For an autumn-inspired mane, try Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color & Conditioner in Red. Or choose from 12 other exciting, 100-percent natural shades!


Looking to cover gray, go darker or add dimension to your brunette locks this fall? Simply brew a cup of espresso (the stronger, the better!), allow it to cool and combine it with two cups of leave-in conditioner. Mix in a couple of tablespoons of coffee grounds and apply the natural dye to your clean hair. Allow it to sit for approximately an hour before rinsing.

If you don’t get desired results right away, repeat the process a few times. To maintain your natural new color, dye your hair every few weeks. This DIY beauty regimen gives new meaning to the term coffee addict!


Much like coffee, tea can help you achieve a rich, new shade for fall (and eliminate those pesky grays!). Just be sure to choose a variety that works well with your natural hair color. Think black tea to darken, chamomile to lighten and red tea, such as rooibos, to enhance any underlying red tones.

To color your hair with a cuppa, steep six to 10 grams of highly concentrated loose tea (or three to five tea bags) in two cups of water. Allow the tea to cool and then combine it two cups of leave-in conditioner. Apply the chemical-free color to your clean locks. Rinse in approximately one hour—or longer (up to overnight) if you crave more intense color. Repeat every few weeks as necessary.

Lemon juice

Want to enhance your hair’s natural highlights this sweater season? Simply comb fresh lemon juice through your hair from root to tip. Leave the citrus juice on your tresses for a few hours before rinsing. Tip: For additional lightening, expose your juice-soaked mane to ample sunlight.

Because lemon juice can sap your hair of much-needed moisture, follow up with a deep conditioning treatment!

Beet juice

As you may have guessed, beet juice can provide hair with a natural red tint—perfect for autumn! To color your hair with this sweet, earthy vegetable juice, massage approximately one cup into your mane and allow it to sit for about an hour (or a little longer if you desire a more intense effect). Repeat daily as needed to achieve a more vibrant color, and weekly for maintenance.

As with lemon juice, follow beet juice with a deep conditioning treatment to restore your hair’s moisture.

Just to be safe…

Remember that many types of hair dye—even the chemical-free variety—can stain not only your mane, but also your skin, clothing and the surfaces of your home. Therefore, it’s important to protect your furniture, countertops and flooring when coloring your hair. It is also advisable to wear plastic or rubber gloves and a smock (or old clothing) when handling ingredients such as henna and beet juice, and to cover your hair with shower cap or plastic wrap while allowing color to set.

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