Baheda is an Ayurvedic powder that possesses balancing and vitalizing properties for skin and hair. It stimulates the roots of the hair and is exceptionally beneficial on fine and brittle strands. The powder also strengthens the strands and provides shine.
When used as a skincare product, the powder improves its tone and has a plumping, antimicrobial and antioxidant effect on the skin.
- Add boiling water to the powder until a creamy, uniform paste is formed.
- Cover for approx. 20 minutes and set aside to cool.
- Start applying the powder to dry or slightly damp hair around the hairline and gently massage.
- Then distribute the dye into the lengths of the hair.
- Leave on for 20 - 50 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly and cleanse with shampoo thereafter.
- Finish with a water-vinegar rinse to lock in suppleness and shine.
- Face mask: it is advised to mix the powder with another plant powder or clay. Leave on the skin for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Can be used on colour-treated hair.
- laboratory tests conducted on white wool suggests that Baheda may lead to a golden hue when applied to bleached hair.
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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.