Colorless henna: recipes for effective masks for damaged and porous hair

Colorless henna has been used for many years for the prevention and treatment of hair, it has strengthening properties, restoring, moisturizing, as well as antifungal and antibacterial.

Henna is a magic remedy that is suitable for all types of hair and scalp, but still if you have very dry and porous hair, then it is best not to apply it to the length, only to the scalp. Henna is treated for hair loss, dandruff, itching and other problems with the scalp.

Colorless henna can not be used before dyeing hair with purchased dyes, because the dye may lie unevenly or not fix.

If you are blonde, colorless henna should also be used with care, as it can give a green or yellowish tint to the hair.

Masks from colorless henna are first best washed off with cool water, and then wash your hair thoroughly, since henna dries your hair a little, and when you wash it off with cool water, the scales will not open.

The easiest option for a mask of colorless henna is to take 50-100 gr. (depending on the length of the hair) dilute colorless henna with hot water and apply warmly on the scalp and hair length, warm and hold for 40-60 minutes. And there are more complex options for masks.

Firming mask that accelerates hair growth

This is a very good mask for better hair growth, due to irritating ingredients (mustard, bey), blood circulation improves, hair receives more nutrients. Henna and honey perfectly strengthen hair, preventing hair loss.

  • 1 tablespoon of colorless henna,
  • decoction of herbs (chamomile, calamus, hop cones, nettle),
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard,
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 3-5 drops of bay or peppermint essential oil.

The mask is done before washing the hair and is applied only to the scalp. First, we plant colorless henna with a hot decoction of herbs and then add mustard to it (you can also not add mustard if the scalp is sensitive), then add honey and drip essential oil onto it, mix everything thoroughly. The mask is applied to the scalp along the partings, if the ends of the hair are dry, you can apply base oil to the ends, then we warm and hold on the hair for 40-60 minutes. Next, wash my head as usual and apply a conditioner or mask to the length.

Mask with colorless henna and dimexide

Thanks to Dimexidum, mask ingredients penetrate the hair structure better. Olive oil cares for the scalp and hair, nourishing them with beneficial substances.

  • 2 tablespoons of colorless henna (with a slide),
  • water,
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
  • half a teaspoon of dimexide.

Pour colorless henna with hot water and leave it to cool, then add a little olive and dimexide. The mask can be applied both to the scalp and to the hair (but then you need to increase the amount of henna and other ingredients). The mask should be insulated and left on the hair for about an hour, and then wash your hair as usual. The mask can be done once a week.

Oil mask against hair loss

Castor oil strengthens and tightens hair well with regular use, and with henna and essential oil the result will be three times better.

  • 2 tablespoons of colorless henna,
  • water,
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil,
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil of rosemary or lemon, orange.

The mask is done only on the scalp. First, we dilute the henna with hot boiled water to the consistency of sour cream, then add castor and essential oil. The mask is applied parting on the scalp, we warm and walk with it for at least two hours. Then thoroughly wash my hair with shampoo two or three times and you can apply conditioner.

Mask for exhausted hair

Flaxseed oil has unique properties for hair, thanks to which it nourishes, restores and strengthens hair. Henna, honey and yolk well strengthen and improve the general condition of the hair.

  • 2-3 tablespoons of colorless henna,
  • water,
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil,
  • 1 yolk.

Pour henna with boiling water (until the consistency of thick sour cream) and let it infuse for about five minutes, but for now you can beat the yolk with honey well and add the rest of the ingredients. The mask is first applied to the scalp, and then distributed along the length of the hair, insulated and held for one hour. Then I wash my head as usual.


Henna is very small, powdery. It is evened with a spoon easily and no grains are felt in it.
I want to demonstrate its grinding in comparison with colorless henna Phytocosmetics.

Left - Soap nuts, right - Phytocosmetics.

In comparison, the colorless henna soap nuts look more brown and finer. It is not divided into individual grains, as the henna Fitokosmetik does, and scatters exclusively lumps into which the smallest particles stick together.

A mixture of colorless henna is as follows.

Unlike Lavsonia, Cassia is more slimy. Thanks to this, the consistency is convenient for use, because this moment is extremely conducive to uniform distribution.

How to use colorless henna on damaged porous hair without harm:

1. Use no more than 1 time in 3 weeks

There is a cumulative effect. From the first time, the result is felt, but it is lost in the future and it seems that henna alone does not give anything. But you understand that this is not so, when again after 3 weeks you make a mask. After 3 masks, the impression is already created that the result is cumulative: the hair becomes more elastic, dense and even.

2. Do not use solo

The use of exclusively colorless henna may be possible on natural undamaged hair, but on my damaged and porous should use insurance and this insurance - moisturizing and nourishing components, which I definitely add to the mixture. Their list is long and they will be given later in the recipes.

3. Be sure to use strong cosmetics after a mask with colorless henna

Depending on whether I prepare a moisturizing or nourishing henna mixture, after a mask with colorless henna, I apply prof. mask of the opposite effect. According to my observations, just such a split gives the best effect

4. Be sure to continue to care for your hair with masks in the future

Masks with colorless henna are fine, but you should not place excessive expectations on them, especially if your hair is damaged and extremely prone to dryness. Herbs do not work quickly, but they work and often their effect requires supplementation in the form of enhanced cosmetic care.

I would advise using colorless henna according to the following scheme:

Mask with colorless henna> Revitalizing / nourishing mask (2 shampoos)> Moisturizing ampoule care (3 shampoos)

Mask recipes

Moisturizing mask with colorless henna and Kaaral Hydra mask


  • Colorless henna
  • Mask Kaaral Hydra

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case, 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot water. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. When the mixture has cooled, add 2 wooden spoons of Hydra and mix again.

How to use a mask

Wash your hair first, squeeze your hair with a towel and apply a mask. Soak for 20 minutes, rinse with water and apply a nourishing mask. Although after this method, it is quite possible to do with hair conditioner.

This method surprised me a little. When Hydra was added to the henna mixture, which was originally liquid, the mask completely changed its texture. The mixture swelled and turned into a porous one. It was clearly felt that the colorless henna was moistened with a mask. This was my first experiment using this henna, so when I touched it with my hands and felt moisturized, I realized that nothing bad would happen to my hair and it turned out to be right.
If you are also the owner of damaged hair, I recommend starting with this method.
But there is one thing: this hydro-saturated texture is not very readily and easily distributed through the hair. You need to work with it, because it’s not as if you apply a henna with a liquid consistency, here you have to smear your hair with henna pieces.
But this moment actually varies and if you add less Hydra, the consistency does not change so much and the moment the mixture is applied to the hair is easier.


Moisturizing mask with colorless henna, propylene glycol and panthenol


  • Colorless henna
  • Propylene glycol *
  • Panthenol *

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case, 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot water. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. When the mixture cools down, add 1 wooden spoon of propylene glycol, mix and add half a spoon of panthenol, mix the mixture again.

* Propylene glycol is sold at a vaper shop.
* Panthenol is sold in a soap store.

How to use a mask

Apply to hair before washing, soak for 20 minutes, rinse preferably without using shampoo. This is easy to do if a mask of colorless henna is also applied to the roots.

The beautiful Nirvana inspired me on this recipe with her post on hydro-lamination with colorless henna. She has a more complicated scheme, but I changed the recipe for myself in order to save time and I just got a moisturizing mask.
This mixture is easily applied to the hair and does not flow if the consistency is optimal, that is, not too liquid.

Moisturizing mask with colorless henna and scarlet


  • Colorless henna
  • Scarlet *

* Here you can use both aloe juice and gel.

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case, 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot water. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. When the mixture has cooled, add 1 wooden spoon of aloe gel.

If you have a lot of scarlet, then you can squeeze the juice out of it and only slightly moisten the henna with water, bringing the consistency to optimal with the help of scarlet.

How to use a mask

The mask is applied to the hair before washing, aged 20 minutes and washed off.

In this case, the most powerful moisturizing effect occurs if henna is brewed practically on aloe juice. But where to get so much scarlet on a constant is unclear. I was able to compare 2 of these methods, and after aloe juice, when the hydration was straight maximum, the mask with aloe gel seemed similar in effect to a normal moisturizing mask.

Mask for nutrition and hair restoration


  • Colorless henna
  • Egg yolk
  • Olive oil

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case, 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot water. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. Only in the cooled mixture add the egg yolk without a film, mix and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix again.

How to use a mask

The mask is applied to the hair before washing, aged 30 minutes and then washed off. You can use shampoo.

Here, the most important thing is to deal with the yolk at first, so that the film does not get stuck on the hair in the future and does not weld with very hot water. Because getting it from your hair is a dubious pleasure.

Nourishing mask


  • Colorless henna
  • Coconut oil
  • Shea Butter / Cocoa

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case, 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot water. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. At this time, we heat the oils in a water bath and introduce one by one into the mixture thoroughly mixing.

How to use a mask

The mask is applied to the hair before washing, aged 30 minutes and then washed off. Washed off with shampoo.

The mask needs to be washed off well with shampoo, especially if you will prepare it together with shea butter. Despite the fact that it will be in the mixture, it still requires a more thorough washing off from the hair than any other oil.

Milk mask


  • Milk
  • Colorless henna
  • Oil (any oil of your choice up to butter, I use avocado oil)

Cooking method:

We measure henna (in my case it is 2 wooden spoons) and fill it with hot milk. Stir until smooth and leave to brew for 10-20 minutes. Then add a tablespoon of oil. Mix again.

How to use a mask

The mask is applied to the hair before washing, aged 30 minutes and then washed off. Washed off with shampoo.

When brewing henna in milk, the mixture is the most tender. I know that some use fatty kefir for such manipulations, but I like the milk mixture more. Milk makes henna softer in its effects and oil well complements this effect. In my opinion, in combination with butter, henna should be brewed in milk, for moisturizing masks - this is not quite what you need.

Application Impressions

To begin with, almost always henna masks give me the same effect. And the most important indicator of the effect is the drying time. Hair dries for a long time, which means that henna does not dry them, but acts for good.
A slight difference exists only between moisturizing and nourishing options.
In case of humidification the hair is very friable, moist and incredibly flowing.
With a nourishing mask they become smoother and more shiny.

The rest of the effect on the masks is absolutely identical and this:

Volume. And I'm not talking about the volume at the roots. The canvas itself becomes more voluminous and larger. If you collect hair in a tail, it feels like the length has noticeably increased in volume. Hair visually add to the density and feel very dense to the touch.

Smoothness. With each use, colorless henna masks smooth out hair more and more, giving hair evenness.

They steal porosity and mask porters. I have a lot of hair of different lengths - this is the result of stimulating masks and it doesn’t scare me, but they can “not lie” and significantly spoil the appearance of the hair. Colorless henna pacifies pranksters and does not burden it. The very amount that she gives to her hair in combination with this effect is simply an unreal plus for thin hair. Many are ready to give anything for him.

Gives shine. But it is not so much the colorless henna that works here, but how successfully its combination with oils is. The hair after the nourishing masks is noticeably more shiny and feels directly nourished, that is, having received its own dose of care.

Gives density. Not immediately, this is the longest effect that Lavsonia gives immediately and gradually increases, here the same effect that can be obtained immediately after staining with natural henna is growing. But with regular use, it is fixed on the hair.

Doesn't dry! In my case, that is, when the hair in no case can not be dried - this is a huge advantage. But, of course, this henna does not dry out only if all the described rules are observed that I managed to deduce.

For me, colorless henna turned out to be a real lifesaver. Since my hair is bleached after henna and I can’t dye it again, because the henna pigment is enough in my hair and it will go dark again, and I love the brightness ... Colorless henna allowed me to feel the effect of the henna armor on my hair again. Though not immediately, but it is possible.
Colorless henna is more capricious, requires more attention to itself and manipulations, but nevertheless its use on dry, damaged and even bleached hair is possible. The main thing is to approach everything wisely.

I hope my post was useful to you and if you had questions of a similar nature, you already know the answer to them)

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