mixing henna


Mixing henna powder into paste is not just any task, it’s an art form! It requires effort, composure, strength, consistency, patience, and most of all gentleness. In the feature below, we try to describe henna mixing as thoroughly as possible, using 2 bottles of 200g (400g) of Sun Henna Powder. 400g of henna powder is a good amount to mix and apply to long hair that reaches the lower back. For shoulder length hair, 200g will suffice. For short hair, 100g of henna powder or less will be enough. For henna tattoos and application on skin, 25g of henna powder mixed will do about 20 small 5cm x 5cm (2″x2″) designs.

Here are mixing henna directions pictured below:

IN NON-METALLIC BOWL

IN NON-METALLIC BOWL

(BATCH PASTE MIXED 10HRS BEFORE)

(BATCH PASTE MIXED 10HRS BEFORE)

ADD HENNA POWDER (HERE, 200G)

ADD HENNA POWDER (HERE, 200G)

AND 200G MORE

AND 200G MORE

THEN ADD 800ML OF LEMON JUICE/TAMARIND MIX

THEN ADD 800ML OF LEMON JUICE/TAMARIND MIX

RULE OF THUMB: 400ML OF JUICE PER 100G HENNA POWDER

RULE OF THUMB: 400ML OF JUICE PER 100G HENNA POWDER

YOU CAN SEE THE HENNA POWDER STARTING TO MIX INTO THE JUICE

YOU CAN SEE THE HENNA POWDER STARTING TO MIX INTO THE JUICE

MIX THE JUICE INTO THE POWDER WITH A PLASTIC OR WOOD SPATULA

MIX THE JUICE INTO THE POWDER WITH A PLASTIC OR WOOD SPATULA

ADD ANOTHER 700ML OF LEMON JUICE/TAMARIND MIX

ADD ANOTHER 700ML OF LEMON JUICE/TAMARIND MIX

POUR THE JUICE OVER ALL THE HENNA POWDER

POUR THE JUICE OVER ALL THE HENNA POWDER

MIX THOROUGHLY

MIX THOROUGHLY

UNTIL ALL THE HENNA POWDER HAS ABSORBED INTO THE LIQUID

UNTIL ALL THE HENNA POWDER HAS ABSORBED INTO THE LIQUID

KEEP MIXING UNTIL...

KEEP MIXING UNTIL…

..IT DOESN’T SHOW ANY CLUMPS

..IT DOESN’T SHOW ANY CLUMPS

THEN MIX IT SOME MORE

THEN MIX IT SOME MORE

FINALLY ADD THE LAST 100ML OF JUICE INTO THE MIXED PASTE

FINALLY ADD THE LAST 100ML OF JUICE INTO THE MIXED PASTE

ONCE IT REACHES A SMOOTH CONSISTENCY, COVER AND LET IT SIT FOR 12HRS

ONCE IT REACHES A SMOOTH CONSISTENCY, COVER AND LET IT SIT FOR 12HRS

(LET IT SIT OVERNIGHT, MIX ONCE IN A WHILE)

(LET IT SIT OVERNIGHT, MIX ONCE IN A WHILE)

THE NEXT MORNING, MIX SOME MORE

THE NEXT MORNING, MIX SOME MORE

ADD 3ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL (OR TEA TREE, CAJEPUT, LEMON OIL)

ADD 3ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL (OR TEA TREE, CAJEPUT, LEMON OIL)

MIX, THEN ADD ANOTHER 2ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

MIX, THEN ADD ANOTHER 2ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

MIX IT SOME MORE

MIX IT SOME MORE

AND MORE

AND MORE

ADD A FEW DROPS 1ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

ADD A FEW DROPS 1ML OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

MIX A BIT MORE, AND IT’S READY! THE TEST OF CONSISTENCY SHOULD BE WHEN YOU LIFT THE SPOON, THE PASTE GENTLY AND CONSISTENTLY ROLLS DOWN INTO THE BOWL

MIX A BIT MORE, AND IT’S READY!
THE TEST OF CONSISTENCY SHOULD BE WHEN YOU LIFT THE SPOON, THE PASTE GENTLY AND CONSISTENTLY ROLLS DOWN INTO THE BOWL