Aritha, also known as Reetha, is mixed with water to form a paste that gently cleanses scalp and hair. It can also be mixed with Shikakai or Ghassoul.
Reetha helps to deeply cleanse the scalp and refine the complexion, while it has a balancing effect on the hair and provides shine. Likewise, it can be used for fine fabrics such as wool and silk.
- Mix with hot water to forma paste (other plant powders can be added to the mixture).
- Apply on the scalp and gently massage.
- Leave on for approximately 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water.
- Fr external use only.
- Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit
INFORMATION ABOUT HERBAL HAIR COLORS & POWDERS
When using herbal hair colors and powders, some basic things to consider are:
- Herbal hair colors to fit like a film around each hair, which is why your natural hair color significantly influences the results.
- Dyeing a test strand is strongly recommended!
- Using plant-based dye on chemically colored hair can lead to unexpected results. Again, make sure you sample color a test streak!
- Bleached or lightened hair is very responsive to herbal hair colors and powder: the colors could be more intense or could react with the chemical color to produce a green, blue or even purple color.
- Basically it is not recommended to use the natural dyes with bleached or lightened hair as the color results could have extreme deviations
- Please visit a competent hairdresser familiar with herbal hair colors if you would like to use the dye on bleached or lightened hair.
- Herbal hair colors cannot make your hair lighter or bleach it. Only chemical colors can lighten your hair color.
- Plant powder hair colors such as Senna, Cassia, Jerusalem thorn, etc., are simple to use and require no special measures.
- When dying chemically treated, permed, or chemically dyed hair, make sure to test a strand of hair first!
Herbal hair colors and powders should be mixed only in a bowl/ with utensils made of glass, ceramics or wood, as these natural products react with metal and can therefore lead to undesired color results.
TIPS FOR PLANT POWDERS & CLAYS
Do not use a metal container when mixing plant powders, plant colours or clays. This could result in reactions occurring between the metal surface and natural substances. Instead, opt for wooden, glass or ceramic bowls and spoons!