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    Dried Henna Black (Indigo tinctoria)

    Please note: All botanicals are currently under supply constraints due to the impact of the global pandemic. We expect stock levels will recover in the coming weeks and we encourage you to sign up to be notified re availability if the item is out of stock. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

    Dried Henna Black (Indigo tinctoria) is the ultimate natural hair colourant and this product produces a black shine with just a slight reddish tinge. It can also be used as a natural colourant in many DIY cosmetics.

    Sizes: 100g, 500g, 1kg.


    • This product is grown in an organic and regenerative fashion with as minimal use of insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides as possible, in certified organic fertilizer. The product is certified food grade. It is not certified organic. Suitable for Kosher, Halaal and Hindi diets.

      USES & BENEFITS

      • Indigo leaves in addition to henna leaf and bark, make this black henna a powerful dark natural hair colour
      • 100% plant material
      • Chemical free

       

      HENNA IN HAIR

      The colour you get will depend on the natural colour of your hair. Because the red-orange dye molecule is binding to the keratin that surrounds the pigmented hair core, the resulting colour is different for every strand of hair, and for every person. The henna stain is translucent, and blends with your own colour. Hennaed hair looks like you grew it yourself.

      Henna works wonders on African hair. It does not dye the hair red but it does give highlights relaxes the hair and makes it silky.

       

      How to mix and apply

      • Mix henna with enough lemon juice to make a paste as thick as mashed potatoes. Bottled lemon juice will work just as well as squeezing all those lemons. If your skin is sensitive to lemon and is itchy after using henna, use orange juice, grapefruit, or some liquid less acidic than lemon juice. Mildly acidic herbal teas with some lemon will do just fine.
      • Don’t mix your henna with boiling water. The stain from henna mixed with boiling water will fade to a lame brassy orange. The stain from henna mixed with lemon juice will gradually darken into a rich, natural deep red color. Leave your henna mixture at room temperature for about 2 hours. When you are ready to use henna paste, stir in a little more lemon juice or a fragrant tea to make the paste about as thick as yoghurt consistency.

       

      Remember

      Don’t be stingy with the mix. Thicker, longer applications mean richer color. If you like, you can do the roots only a few times between full hair applications. Wear gloves because this will stain your hands. You can easily rinse hair if you lie down in a full bath and swish hair around. Then rinse the rest with shower or hand shower. This works on beards and moustaches, too!

       

      How much should you use?

      100g will dye short hair
      200g dye collar length straight hair.
      300g will dye shoulder length straight hair.
      500g will dye waist length hair.

      • Apply the mix thick into the sections, like putting frosting on a cake. Make sure all your hair is thickly coated with the mix, clear down to the scalp. This technique is very different from chemical dye application. Don’t be afraid to get messy. Don’t be afraid to use plenty of henna. This process is relaxing, cooling, and there is medical test evidence that henna is relaxing, and can soothe headaches.
      • When all of your hair is full of mix, wrap your head, clean off your hairline and ears, and rest for 2-4 hours. If your hair is very resistant to dye, you can keep it on longer.
      • Then wash the henna mix out of your hair. If you have very long hair, and have a hard time getting all the henna out, lie down in a bathtub full of water and soak for a while. Then it will rinse out easily. You can shampoo the last of the henna out. You don’t need to use any particular shampoo.
      • If you want to get rid of the smell of henna in your hair, simmer a teaspoon of lavender buds or rosemary in water, strain out the plant residue and, rinse your hair with lavender or rosemary tea.
      • Your hair will take 3 days to settle into the true color. If you like, you can do the roots a few times between full hair applications. You can henna your hair as often as you like: henna is good for you and your hair.

      Please note: product images are for illustrative purposes and may differ slightly from the actual product.

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        • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment
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        Please note that we can't accept cheques or bank teller payments (deposits made at an FNB counter inside the bank) without additional fees being incurred, however you can make cash deposits to an FNB ATM. If you need any assistance or have any questions in this regard, please contact us prior to making payment. We're here to assist.

         

        ENJOY FREE DELIVERY NATIONWIDE WHEN YOU SPEND R400 OR MORE

        Our delivery options:

        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        > Delivery to your nearest PostNet Branch

        > Delivery to your nearest South African Post Office Counter 

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        COURIER DELIVERY*

        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R45.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R70.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        0.00 - 2.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery R90.00
        2.01 - 5.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery  R100.00
        5.01 - 10.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery R110.00
        10.01kg or more Courier Door to Door Delivery R120.00



        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

        One of our courier partners – The Courier Guy, CourierIt, Dawn Wing Express or FastWay - will deliver to your physical address, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. If you are at a business address during working hours then please register these details for your courier delivery unless someone is at home to sign for your parcel.

        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.

        PARGO POINT DELIVERY*

        Shipping time to a PostNet branch takes approximately 2 to 4 working days. We can ship to the nearest branch to your registered address, or your preferred branch.

        POSTNET BRANCH DELIVERY*

        Shipping time to a PostNet branch takes approximately 2 to 4 working days. We can ship to the nearest branch to your registered address, or your preferred branch.

        SA POST*

        Post office shipping takes approximately 4 to 7 working days. Please remember to take your tracking reference and your ID with you when you go to collect your parcel.

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

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