In today’s article we are going to talk about henna. We have decided to go through natural pigmentation because of the high request by our clients and because our Qualification’s students also study the topic. The history of hair coloring goes back, and plant-based colors keep thriving in today’s world next to the more innovative coloring methods, based on chemical agents.
The request on natural or plant-based dye is increasing because they are less toxic.
It is important to start by saying that henna is a product that comes from a plant. We are talking about the Lawsonia Inermis, plant that grows in Africa and in Asia. The dyeing part (lawsone) is only in the leaves.
Henna belongs to the world of dyeing plants, but how does it work? The leaves are left to dry and then crumbled. The resultant powder is mixed with hot water and then it is applied on the hair like a hair mask. The henna is left on the hair as long as possible, so that the product can really dye and color the hair.
Henna, unlike oxidative hair dye, does not penetrate the hair, but it sits on the cuticle. In this way, henna infiltrates on the most external part of the hair shaft and creates bounds with the keratin in the hair. This creates a “body-giving” effect, which extends the diameter of the hair and gives the hair volume. The color also comes from the multiple layers formed by all the applications.
To increase the shine of the hair and the fixing action of henna, we recommend mixing the powder with lemon juice or yogurt, based on the type of the hair with which you are working. Regarding color, the powder goes from green to yellow. The dye that comes from the leaves is red.
The only downside of henna, just like any other plant-based dye, is that the color does not last long and is less manageable. Also, you cannot do any bleaching or brightening, coming from a darker base.
Second Level Qualification Course:
Just like we said before, during the Second Level Qualification course, the hairstylists-to be, study plant-based dyes like henna. But that is not all. Let’s find out everything about this course!
This training course gives you the possibility to learn how to be a hairdresser, starting from the bottom. You enter the academy as a beginner, and you leave as a professional. Those who decide to take this class, will receive all the knowledge and the tricks in the book.
The international qualification lasts one year if attended as a full-time student, otherwise, it lasts two years as a part-time class. There are no waiting lists and submissions are always open; the student chooses the attendance of the classes through a monthly schedule at the academy.
This course includes a rich curriculum: the student will start from the basics of coloring, styling and cut. Starting from the basics to the most advanced techniques. A course that gives the right knowledge to create a professional in this field.
During the class, the student will be asked to practice both on training heads and models, to be prepared once they work in a real salon.
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