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Henna Hair Dye - Medium Brown - 4oz

Medium Brown Henna is the perfect color for people looking to enhance their natural shade of brown while adding shine and warmth to your hair color. Using a specific ratio of the henna (Lawsonia inermis) and indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), MM offers the finest in chemical-free hair color.

Morrocco Method Henna is 100% chemical free and contains no harsh metals, parabens, or toxins that irritate the hair and scalp. No matter the color of henna, it is deeply nourishing, conditioning and the perfect alternative to harsh chemical hair dyes.

Soy Free, Gluten Free, Raw, No GMO's Cruelty Free, Made in USA, No SLS, Vegan

You can use Henna natural hair dye for total coloring, to touch up roots, create highlights, or cover greys.

Every shade of Morrocco Method Henna hair dye is also a high quality hair conditioner that you cannot use too often.

Our natural hair color solution will appeal to anyone, whether theyíre simply trying to change their look, cover grey hair, or wish or need to avoid harsh, chemical toxins.

It is also completely color-safe for dyed, bleached, or chemically relaxed hair.

Morrocco Method Henna can be used to safely dye any light-colored natural fabric that you want to subtly darken, i.e. doilies, handkerchiefs, muslin, etc.


Ingredients:

Henna leaf (Lawsonia inermis), Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)


About Our Henna Products

Morrocco Method Henna products are completely natural and free of any chemical additives and colorings.

The various colors are derived through the use of the same main ingredient: the natural henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis). By using different concentrations and parts of the plant, such as Roots - stalks - flowers and the stem or the leaves, we are able to derive varying potencies. Thus, the stronger formulations give a darker effect, where as the lighter concentrations produce lighter colors - and all of this is done naturally!

As for the black henna for hair, we add in the Indigo plant. The Indigo is a natural shrub in the legume family that thrives in dry and almost poor conditions. The Indigo is great for darkening certain Henna shades and allows us to produce the Black Henna.

For lighter shades such as the Marigold Blonde, we use Marigold leaves to produce a lighter potency. One thing you should note is that the Marigold Blonde Henna won't lighten your hair if you have dark hair. In fact, no natural henna hair dye product will produce a lightening effect! So we recommend the Marigold Blonde to customers with grey and white hair and lighter naturally blonde hair, and to those who want to add blonde highlights / more blonde effects and conditioning shine to their greying follicles!

Animal cruelty free.

All Morrocco Method 5 Elements products are gluten free.

Henna hair dye works its magic without damaging, without drying, and without chemically altering the structure of the hair. Specially recommended for those with chemical sensitivities.

Our natural hair color lets you naturally change color or add highlights your hair without exposing yourself to harmful, damaging chemicals. Lots of colors to select from or mix and match to create your own unique style! See Color Chart.

The chart shows how the use of various henna hair dye shades may affect your natural hair color. Actual results may vary depending on your particular hair makeup and how the henna for hair was prepared and applied.


How to Use Morrocco Method Henna

Strand Test

A strand test is a good indicator of what to expect when using henna. Apply henna to a hair sample, gathered from your brush or a previous haircut. Unlike regular chemical dye, henna works as a gloss, resulting in a color that is a mix between the dye color and the base color of your hair. Keep in mind, henna takes several days to oxidize, meaning that the final color may become darker in the days following application. Lighter hair types may need to do multiple applications to achieve a darker color. You cannot lighten hair with henna.

Tools:

  • Small Mixing Bowl (glass or wooden preferable)
  • Plastic Sealable Baggie, 2
  • Mixing Spoon (wooden preferable)
  • Measuring Spoon (wooden preferable)
  • Gloves (vinyl/rubber)

How to Do a Strand Test:

  1. Measure out:
    • Light Brown: 2 tsp Henna, 1 tsp Indigo
    • Medium Brown: 2 tsp Henna, 2 tsp Indigo
    • Dark Brown: 1 tsp Henna, 2 tsp Indigo
  2. Please read the "How to Mix & Apply Brown Henna" instructions below to judge what liquid to use with the Henna. If you are using apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, use only 2 tsp worth.
  3. In a small bowl, empty the Henna powder and, if applicable, stir in apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Then stir in enough black tea (or other liquid) to achieve the consistency of yogurt. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap, pressing to remove any excess air, and let sit the mixture for 8-12 hours at room temperature.
  4. Empty the bag labeled LT/MD/DK Brown Indigo powder into a clean bowl. Mix with warm filtered water until it is the consistency of yogurt.
  5. Add Indigo mixture into the set henna mixture. Mix thoroughly and use a little water if needed to get the yogurt consistency again.
  6. Use hair removed from your hairbrush or clippings from a recent haircut. You can snip a lock of hair from the middle of your head as well. Ball it up or attach ends to a piece of tape to hold them together. You need enough hair to be able to discern color difference, so half a handful should be fine. While wearing gloves, coat the strands with the henna mixture, thoroughly saturating them.
  7. Store strands in a plastic bag. Then double bag to prevent dye from seeping through. Keep it on your person, in a pocket for instance, to include body heat as a factor in dye release. Leave in bag for 1-4 hours.
  8. Rinse henna from hair strands and inspect the color. Let strands sit for 72 hours to get the most exact result. View test strands in artificial light and sunlight, as the color does change with light source.
  9. To achieve Brown, mix in Indigo after letting the Henna sit with enough water to get the right consistency.
  10. Put it in a plastic bag. Then double bag to prevent dye from seeping through. Keep on your person, in a pocket for instance, to include body heat as a factor in dye release. Leave in bag for 1-4 hours.
  11. Rinse henna from hair strands and inspect the color. Let it sit for 72 hours to get the most exact result. View test strand in artificial light and sunlight, as the color does change with the light source.

How to Mix & Apply Brown Henna

Tools:

  • Mixing Bowls (wooden or glass preferable)
  • Mixing Spoon (wooden preferable)
  • Measuring Spoon/Cup
  • Gloves (vinyl/rubber)
  • Plastic Wrap -OR- Plastic Shower Cap
  • OPTIONAL: Fabric Cap (beanie, ski cap, etc.)

What you Need:

  • Black Tea, 2 cups strongly brewed and cooled
  • Apple Cider Vinegar, up to 3 tbsp (use raw, unpasteurized for best results) -OR- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, up to 3 tbsp
  • Brown Henna Kit (1 bag of Henna, 1 bag of Indigo)*
  • Warm Filtered water, 1 cup
  • OPTIONAL: Euro Oil, 1-3 tsp
  • OPTIONAL: Clove, Ginger, or Cinnamon, powdered 1-3 tsp (To lessen the smell of henna)
  • OPTIONAL: Pinch of sea salt (To Deepen Brown Tones)

*One Henna Kit is enough for shoulder length hair. Longer hair may require additional kits.

Other Liquids

Black Tea with Apple Cider Vinegar/Lemon Juice is the most common liquid used when mixing henna. However, you may replace this liquid entirely with:

  • Apple or orange juice, 2 cups
  • Herbal tea (chamomile, rosemary, etc.), 2 cups strongly brewed and cooled
  • Filtered Water, 2 cups warmed (with or without lemon juice)

Mixing & Application

  1. Pour bag labeled LT/MD/DK Brown Henna powder into mixing bowl. Add clove, ginger, or cinnamon at this point to lessen smell of henna. Add apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The more you use of either ingredient, the deeper the end results will be. However, it will also increase the time needed to release the dye and may have a drying effect on the hair and scalp.
  2. Slowly add black tea to Henna until it is the consistency of yogurt. The mixture should not drip from the spoon but should still be easily spreadable. You may not need all 2 cups of tea to achieve this.
  3. Add Euro Oil to mixture. Use more Euro Oil if you added a lot of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Do not use more than 3 tablespoons, as the oil can prevent the color from sticking.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 8-12 hours. If a generous amount of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar were used, we suggest letting it sit the full 12 hours. If the temperature is below 60 degrees, it may take longer than 12 hours. Check the surface for color change from the original color to a darker brown-red, which will signal the dye release.
  5. Once Henna has sat for the appropriate amount of time, pour bag labeled LT/MD/DK Brown Indigo into a clean bowl and stir in enough filtered warm water to make it a yogurt consistency.
  6. Mix together the Henna and Indigo mixtures. If needed, add a splash of filtered warm water to achieve the yogurt-like consistency again. Use this mixture immediately, do not let it sit. This is now Brown Henna.
  7. Section your hair, put a towel around your shoulders, and apply Euro Oil to your hairline and ears to prevent skin staining. Using gloved hands, apply Brown Henna to clean, dry hair. (It can be applied to towel-dried hair but not wet).
  8. Wrap hair with plastic wrap or put on a shower cap. Optionally, put on a fabric cap over the plastic to trap body heat. The key is to keep the Brown henna moist and warm.
  9. Leave Brown Henna in hair for 1-4 hours. The longer it is left, the more dye will saturate into your hair. Do not leave it in overnight.
  10. Unwrap your hair and rinse with water only. Use a drain catcher to prevent possible clogging. Use Pearl Essence Creme Rinse or a few drops of Euro Oil to aid in the henna rinsing process, especially if you used a lot of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. The Morrocco Method Scalp Massager may also help in removing the Brown Henna.
  11. Do not shampoo your hair until 24 hours after the henna treatment. The full color will appear after 72 hours. This color will last 8-12 weeks.

Important Note About Chemical Dyes

Our Brown Henna Hair Color is 100% pure plant dye. There are no chemicals, metallic salts, or PPD. Our henna hair color is the safest form of hair dye you can use, and it even has healthy benefits for your hair. You can safely use henna on previously chemically dyed hair, but we suggest waiting 6-8 weeks after your last dye job to allow for detox.

But if choose to continue with chemical dyes after applying henna, you'll need to wait 6-8 weeks until it fades. It won't "burn" your hair, which is a reaction to chemically-adulterated henna, but it can give you unpredictable results. Plant dyes don't lift easily out of your hair, leaving the end color unpredictable, and it fades faster because henna makes your hair less porous.

Going lighter cannot be done with a box dye, and the amount of developer you will need to lift the henna will damage your hair to the point where it won't take dyes well. When dying your hair with henna and indigo, it will only lift the henna, and not the indigo, giving you green hair. The amount of chemicals you need to remove indigo from your hair will make your hair too damaged to hold any dye at all. You can, however, dye your hair the same color or darker.

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Multi Use

All MM Henna color can be used to safely dye any light-colored natural fabric that you want to subtly darken. i.e. doilies, handkerchiefs, muslin, etc.

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FAQ's

What is henna and why is it safe for coloring hair?

Made from the leaves of the Lawsonia plant, henna works its magic without damaging, without drying and without chemically altering the structure of the hair. To debunk any myths, perhaps the best way to define henna is with three simple words that describe the results it yields ó sheen, body, color. Henna is, in many ways, the ideal colorant. Chemically-based dyes often cause split ends and lifeless hair; henna does not. Rather than chemically changing the hair structure and weakening it, henna binds with the keratin of your hair, preventing brittleness and breakage. It wears off gradually over a period of approximately 8-12 weeks, eliminating the dark-root problem you must contend with when using chemical tints. Our henna hair color also includes Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) and Cassia (Cassia obovata), both natural plant powders that give us a variety of colors.

How do I use MM Henna Hair Color?

Henna Hair Color is a 3 step process. First you mix the henna, then allow to sit (as the dye saturates into the mixture) for 8-12 hours. You may or may not add indigo powder, depending on the color. Then apply the mixture to clean, dry hair and allow to sit for desired time. Once finished, simply rinse with a little conditioner and allow the hair to dry naturally. Using Neutral imparts no color, but overall conditioning.

I thought pure henna was only red. How can you offer so many colors?

The henna in our product is Lawsonia inermis, which is naturally a red-orange dye. In order to achieve our variety of colors we use other plant powders. Our browns and black are mixtures of Lawsonia inermis and Indigofera tinctoria in varying ratios. Neutral Henna is pure Cassia obovata. Blonde Henna is actually Cassia obovata mixed with marigold and chamomile flowers.

What is different from the way you used to do henna, when it came in a jar?

We switched to more economical packaging. For the Red and Neutral Henna Hair Dye, nothing has changed except the packaging! But for the Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, and Black Henna, we used to mix the henna (Lawsonia inermis) and the indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) leaf powders together. After some further research, we decided to improve our henna hair dye by separating out these two ingredients. Their dye release times vary and while henna needs an acidic environment to release its dye efficiently, indigo doesn't like to be in acidic environments long. This way, there is little chance of getting an orange result and the browns are richer and deeper than they were before.

The Black Henna now contains the mandatory treatment of Red Henna, because you need henna for indigo to stick to your hair. Before, you had to buy the Red Henna separately and do the "Two Step Method" with the Black Henna. Now, you just buy one Black Henna!

The Light Blonde Henna Hair Dye now includes Blonde Tea, which is the best liquid to add to Light Blonde Henna Hair Dye. The ratios of herbal ingredients has also been tweaked, but nothing that changes the base ingredients.

Why are there two bags in the foil pouch?

If you have a Brown or Black Henna Hair Dye, then one bag is HENNA and one bag is INDIGO. All the Browns add up to 4oz, which is enough for one treatment of shoulder length hair. The Black Henna Hair Dye has a full 4oz treatment of Red Henna (labeled BLACK HENNA) and a full 4oz treatment of Indigo (labeled BLACK INDIGO).

How can I go back to the OLD henna?

If you have Red or Neutral, the only change is the packaging, everything else is the same.

For Light, Medium and Dark Brown, simply mix the two powders together and then proceed as you would have before the change.

For the Black, you'll still need to do the Red Henna step first, but then the Indigo step would be your original Black Henna.

For the Light Blonde, exclude the Blonde Tea and mix as you would normally.

Is it safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes! Henna is the only way to safely color your hair without toxins that wonít affect women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are NO chemicals in MM henna.

Can I use henna hair color on chemically colored hair?

Yes! But we suggest waiting 6-8 weeks since your last chemical treatment in order to ensure there is no interference with the henna.

Can I go back to chemical color?

If choose to continue with chemical dyes after applying henna, you'll need to wait 6-8 weeks until it fades. It won't "burn" your hair, which is a reaction to chemically-adulterated henna, but it can give you unpredictable results. Plant dyes don't lift easily out of your hair, leaving the end color unpredictable, and it fades faster because henna makes your hair less porous.

Going lighter cannot be done with a box dye, and the amount of developer you will need to lift the henna will damage your hair to the point where it won't take dyes well. When dying your hair with henna and indigo, it will only lift the henna, and not the indigo, giving you green hair. The amount of chemicals you need to remove indigo from your hair will make your hair too damaged to hold any dye at all. You can, however, dye your hair the same color or darker.

Can henna cover gray hair?

Yes! Our new henna line is the best yet at covering grays. But if you are having issues, there are two methods for covering gray hair with Brown ( Light, Medium or Dark) and Black MM henna and they both involve using Red henna. Red henna sticks to gray hair the best and is an important part of covering grays, since the Indigo NEEDS henna to stick to your hair.

Do one full Red Henna treatment and then follow up with a Brown Henna treatment. You can also cover grays with our Light Blonde Henna which turns your gray hair into a lovely, sun-streaked blonde. This is a great option for people tired of chemical highlights and their gray growth!

My color is too red. What can I do?

Wait 72 hours for the color to oxidize and re-evaluate it. You can get a red tint to your hair color when using henna and all our browns are warm browns. In order to achieve the deep, rich color youíre trying for, you may need to apply the henna several times. Wait 24 hours between applications and make sure it is done on dry hair. 2-3 applications should give you the color youíre looking for. Are you experiencing this due to your gray hair? See the question above.

Yikes! I donít like my henna hair color. Is there anything I can do to remove it?

You cannot fully remove henna but donít worry ó it will fade. However, blonde and very light hair types might still have a more dark gold tone. In the meantime, the best way to lift Henna color is with a homemade, overnight oil treatment. The most effective treatment is mixture of oils consisting of mostly olive oil, coconut oil and a bit of Argan oil:

  1. Start by creating the oil treatment. Mix enough oil so that you have an ample amount to cover all of your hair, with a bit leftover for touching up.
  2. When you have the right amount, apply the oil to your hair from root to tip. When your entire head of hair is covered, we recommend that you leave the oil treatment in overnight using a protective towel to cover your pillow.
  3. In the morning, to remove the oil treatment, first thoroughly saturate hair with an undiluted MM Shampoo and massage in well. (Since oil and water donít mix, wetting your hair first would require more shampoo). Rinse. Shampoo normally.

This process will cause the color to fade. Multiple applications may be necessary. The number of applications varies from client to client depending on individual hair type and color.

How can I mix the different henna colors?

Mixing color is simply changing the ratio of henna and indigo. Add more henna to lighten, add more indigo to darken. Here are the ratios:

  • Red: All Henna
  • Light Brown: 2/3 Henna, 1/3 Indigo
  • Medium Brown: 1/2 Henna, 1/2 Indigo
  • Dark Brown: 1/3 Henna, 2/3 Indigo

You can mix in Light Blonde Henna or Neutral Henna to dilute the color of any of the browns, but doing so might cause an oranger result.

Black doesn't require mixing henna and indigo, but two separate treatments.


about the Morrocco Method

sustainable, equitable, fair trade

The Morrocco Method strives to honor fair trade principles of sustainability and equity in all of our products. Fair trade products are generally created by smaller producers who are paid fair prices and who pay fair wages to their employees. Fair trade producers practice sustainable, environmentally aware farming and manufacturing.

The Morrocco Method of hair, face and body care is unique as well as comprehensive. It represents over forty years of research and experimentation, integrating modern scientific knowledge with the ancient healing arts of Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism.

Anthony Morrocco has, for over 40 years, carefully studied and practiced holistic hair care. His quest to find a naturally based treatment for hair and scalp problems began with his apprenticeship at world famous Kenneth's, a posh New York salon, where his clients included Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Mia Farrow, Lauren Bacall, Joan Rivers, Faye Dunaway, Liza Minelli, and numerous other celebrities.

For years, Anthony watched as the rich and famous walked into Kenneth's with hair care problems and left with the same problems, only covered up with styles, perms, blow drying, gels, mousses, bleaches and chemicals. Anthony discovered that, regardless of the money spent on traditional hair care, the problems just didn't go away. This realization inspired Anthony to create a new system of hair and scalp treatment that would have successful, long term results.

healthier, more vibrant hair

Now, after more than four decades of travel, research and experimentation, including his study of Chinese herbalism and acupressure under Bruce Lee's master, Mr. Fung Yi of Peking and Dr. Cecilia Lu of Shanghai, Anthony has perfected a holistic program for women and men determined to make positive changes for healthier, more vibrant hair.

The Morrocco Method of hair, face and body care is unique as well as comprehensive. It represents over forty years of research and experimentation, integrating modern scientific knowledge with the ancient healing arts of Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism.

All Morrocco Method products contain only the finest organic derived minerals and botanicals harvested from around the world. and selected for maximum potency. We have followed the principles of Old World farmers who understood that planting, harvesting and storing foods according to the lunar cycle maximizes the energetic potency of the plants.

Every Morrocco Method product contains each of the 92 trace minerals. Each product is carefully designed to both detoxify and nourish. Our products have been featured in CBS News, InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, Farmers Almanac, the Los Angeles Times, and many other international publications.

The Morrocco Method is unquestionably the finest, most effective program of holistic hair care available today.