How to Use Shehnai Plus Henna Powder

by Errin Reaume

Shehnai Plus henna powder can be used on the hair and skin.

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Shehnai Plus henna powder dyes the hair dark brown using Ritha and Amla extracts to cleanse and nourish the hair follicle. Henna powder has been used for centuries to dye hair. Studies of mummies dating back to 1200 BC show that henna was used on the hair and nails of the pharaohs. Shehnai Plus claims henna powder will cool the head, strengthen eye sight and promote restful sleep. Coffee grounds add richer brown tones to dyed hair. The longer the henna is allowed to sit, the darker the color will be.

Items you will need

  • Metal mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Water
  • Coffee grounds (optional)
  • Comb
  • Shampoo
  • Plastic gloves
Step 1

Pour the packet of henna powder into a metal mixing bowl. Add water slowly and mix until powder becomes smooth paste. Let mixture sit overnight.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp. of unused coffee grounds to mixture. Add more water if mixture becomes to dry.

Step 3

Comb hair to detangle. Part hair down the middle. Put on plastic gloves. Apply henna paste to the hair using the hands. Comb the mixture through the hair. Continue applying paste evenly from root to tip. Comb hair to distribute color.

Step 4

Let the henna paste sit for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 5

Rinse out with water. Shampoo as usual.


  • Do a strand test with hair from your brush before dying your whole head.

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About the Author

Errin Reaume started writing in 2005 for publications including college brochures, camera informational websites and vegetarian food blogs. Reaume is pursuing a Master of Arts degree at the University of Florida.