6 Reasons Why Henna is Better Than Every Other Hair Dye
The People of Morocco, Yemen, Egypt & the Indian subcontinent have been enjoying the benefits of henna for centuries. Not only is henna a great plant to dye hair naturally, but it will also condition and strengthen your hair. With other hair dyes being so full of chemicals, they can not only cause skin irritation but will damage your hair - especially after many years of use.
What’s amazing about henna is that it’s full of beneficial nutrients that other dyes only claim to have. Trust us, adding oils and other “nutrients” to synthetic hair dye is only a marketing attempt to help cover up the fact that the dyes are stripping the natural ones from your hair.
To help you to discern if using henna dye may be a better option for you, here are six reasons why the all-natural option of henna is better than every other hair dye:
Henna is excellent in covering greys, actually, one of the main reasons why henna is used is because of its ability to cover greys naturally. Henna naturally colors greys/white hair to red/orange hair. When mixed with other herbs like indigo powder (Indigofera tinctoria) it can cover greys to your desired colors of light brown, medium brown, dark brown or even black, that too 100% naturally. One thing to note here is that since henna does not contain color developers (PPDs) It can not lighten your dark hair color. It can only go darker from lighter & not the other way around.
Henna’s natural ingredients will make your dry and damaged hair feel soft and luxurious after only one treatment. It also has been known to help control scalp itchiness and dandruff. Henna contains natural antifungal ingredients that soothe your scalp and prevent those pesky flakes from happening.
Working to return your hair to its natural acid-alkaline levels, henna helps control oil production and strengthens your hair follicles. After using henna, you will find your hair much more soft, shiny, and manageable.
With henna nourishing your scalp and strengthening your hair follicles, you will prevent your hair from breakage or falling out. Not only will it prevent hair loss but it can also reverse the effects if your already thinning hair.
Split ends are a common issue that most women have had to deal with. Often, we’re forced to go for haircuts more often only to get rid of those broken strands. After using henna dyes on your hair, you will no longer have to worry about the issue of split ends as henna deep conditions your hair and protects it from heat and other damage-causing factors.
Of course, one of the best benefits of using henna is that it’s all-natural, meaning it won’t cause damage to your hair or cause side effects such as cancer or skin irritations. Instead, it will leave your hair soft, silky and luxurious while providing you with the knowledge that it’s completely safe to use.
As you can see, there are many benefits to choosing henna over any other hair dye. Although you may not have hundreds of colors to choose from, your hair will look soft, shiny and gorgeous. Also because of henna’s all-natural ingredients, there are no worries about how often you can treat your hair. Henna is definitely worth a try especially for those out there who have sensitive skin or who are experiencing hair loss.
Interested in using our henna products and experiencing the amazing benefits that our 100% natural, organic, and cruelty-free dyes can provide for your hair, take a look at our products and our team at The Henna Guys would be happy to answer any questions.
Hi Sandra! We recommend our natural and organic henna products, which you can find here: https://www.thehennaguys.com/collections/henna-hair-dye
Please let us know how you like the color!
Hello Ariyah! Lawsone, the pigment in henna, attaches to the keratin in your hair. This makes it difficult to remove from hair. However, these tips from our FAQ should help:
“While it will take a long time to remove the henna naturally (especially if you’ve been using henna for years). What you can do is cover your hair in olive oil (or coconut oil), and let it sit overnight. Then you will shampoo your hair to remove the oil. It may take several applications of oil over a few months to get most of the henna out of your hair.”
We also recommend waiting at least a couple of months before returning to conventional hair color For better results, let your stylist know you’ve been using henna.
Hi Helen, and thanks for your question! Yes, many of our customers come to us after experiencing issues related to conventional hair coloring products. You can safely apply our PPD- and metallic salts-free henna to color-treated hair. We recommend a strand or skin patch test before coloring. Please let us know how it works out for you!
will it work on already color treated hair
Where do I get indigo power? and what is that power? When I use Helena my hair turn into orange. I would like light brown color for my hair.
“Rimpy Rimpy You can achieve different shades when you add the indigo powder with henna powder, and your end results totally depend on your original hair color.”
I’ve used your product on my hair and I loved it however I would like to go blonde without killing my hair, is there any way to strip the henna off of hair to use chemicals dyes?
What would be a good brand and where do I purchase it?
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Where can I buy your product?
I used your product, am 62, was a natural redhead, well am, it covered my white perfectly. Now my daughter and grand know what to use later in life. We reds don’t usually use chem dyes. I lucked out with you😇
That’s true , the older you get your hair thins . I use (Henna)it to prevent going bald. Hair dye with peroxide breaks my hair. I leave (Henna)on my
head with plastic for about 4 hours , rinse with a tepid water,, and put a small amount of Vo5 when my hair is still damp. Let it air dry.