About Khadi

The Khadi Movement was formed in 1920 under the leadership of Mahatama Gandhi, the movement was set up to boycott foreign goods and promote Indian goods, and as a relief programme for the people living in rural communities. Each village grow their own raw materials to make goods to be sold in order to make a living.

Khadi Natural Products the makers of the Khadi Herbal Henna Hair Colours give the farmers in the Indian Villages a fair price and long term supply for the raw materials they grow under the regulations of the Khadi Movement.

The Khadi Herbal Henna Hair Colours are made in India and their recipes are based on age old Ayurvedic formulations. Khadi Herbal Henna Hair Colours have been available in Germany since 2008 and are becoming more and more popular amongst people who want to use natural hair colours rather than conventional hair dyes.

Ingredients In Khadi Herbal Hair Colours

Acacia catechu (Katechu) 

Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) is a climbing shrub found in India. Shikakai helps to strengthen hair, gives volume, keeps hair soft and promotes hair growth.

Amla (Emblican Officinalis) Amla (Emblican Officinalis) is a fruit bearing herb known as the Indian Gooseberry which has a high content of Vitamin C and is used in Ayurvedic traditional medicine. Amla helps to aid hair growth and prevent hair loss and greying.

Bacopa Monniera (Brahmi) Bacopa Monniera (Brahmi) is a creeping herb native to Southern India. Brahmi helps to thicken hair, reduce split ends, promotes hair growth and prevents an itchy scalp.

Bhringaraj (Eclipta Alba) Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba) is a tropical herb used in Ayurvedic medicine and studies have shown that Bhringaraj helps stimulate hair growth, prevents hair loss and gives shine to lack lustrous hair.

Cassia Obovata Leaves (Senna/Cassia)

CI 77499 (Iron Oxide)

Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) otherwise known as Henna is a small flowering plant. After crushing the Henna leaves, the central vein of the leave is where the red-orange dye is found. Only true henna will produce a rich red-orange colour. Henna can be mixed with other plant. To achieve a darker colour, henna can be mixed with indigo.

Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria) Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria) known as Indigo is a leafy Asian shrub which produces a blue dye. When Indigo is mixed with pure henna it then creates colours ranging from brown to black. Indigo will leave your hair feeling soft and silky.

Jatropha Glandulifera (Jatropha)

Neem (Azadirachta Indica) Neem (Azadirachta Indica) is a fast growing tree that can reach a height in the region of 20 meters and is native to India. Neem is used to strengthen and condition hair.

Rubia cordifolia (Manjistha)

Santalum album (Chantan, Sandalwood)

Symplocos racemosa (Lodhi)

Syzygium cumini (Jamun)

Terminalia Bellirica Roxb  (Vibhitaki)

Terminalia Chebula (Harad, Haritaki) Terminalia Chebula (Harad, Haritaki) is a treewhich grows to 30 meters. The leaves are ground down and used to condition and nourish hair and promotes hair growth.

To obtain the optium results from your Khadi Herbal Hair Colour please read and follow the instructions carefully.

What will I need;
* Khadi Herbal Hair Colour in your chosen colour.
* A large Bowl.
* 50°C warm water (see additional information for exceptions regarding temperature).
* Disposable gloves.
* An old towel to protect clothing.
* A hairdressing colouring brush to apply the Khadi Natural Hair Colour.
* A shower Cap.
* An old towel or hair turban to keep the paste warm.

What Next:
* Wash your hair using a mild shampoo that doesn't contain silicone - it is best to use a natural and organic shampoo as a conventional shampoo may hinder colour absorption.
* Protect your clothing as staining may occur and cannot be removed.
* Use disposable gloves.
* Carefully mix the powder with 50°C of warm water into a smooth paste.
* Place the bowl with the paste into a warm water bath so that the colour paste retains the optimal warmth.
* Divide your hair into sections and pin in place.
* Take a section of hair and starting at the roots work down the length of the hair strand by strand, when complete take the next section until all sections are completed.
* Spread the rest of the paste onto the hair and massage in evenly with your fingers. This will result in an even distribution of the colour.
* After application of the Khadi Herbal Hair Colour, place the shower cap over your hair to make sure the Khadi hair colour doesn't dry out.
* Then place a towel over the shower cap to keep the paste warm - the warmer the paste the better the colour results.
* Leave on for approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your hair texture and the desired colour
* After the appropriate time - rinse your hair with lukewarm water, making sure the colour has completely rinsed out and the water runs clear.
* Try to avoid shampooing or styling products for the next 24 to 48 hours so that the colour can develop and set.

Colouring Blonde or Grey Hair with Khadi Hair Colour
khadi - colouring blonde or grey hair
To colour blonde or grey hair, Khadi have developed a 2 step colouring system. Khadi herbal hair colours contain plant-based colours, these colours have a high percentage of Indigo. Khadi Hair Colours - Dark Brown, Black or Pure Indigo, may give your hair a green hue. Therefore these shades should never be directly applied to light or grey hair in order to avoid these unwanted hues.

How to colour Blonde or Grey Hair with Khadi Hair Colour
Colour your hair with Khadi Herbal Hair Colour Pure Henna or Khadi Herbal Hair Colour Henna, Amla and Jatropha shades. 
After rinsing out the first colouring you may colour your hair with the darker Khadi hair colour shades.