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Frequently Asked Questions: General

What is Henna?

Henna is a flowering plant! The powder comes from the leaves of the plant which contain the coloring pigment (lawsone). Lawsone is at its strongest when the leaves are ground into a powder. The lawsone pigment colors an orange/red. 

How Does Henna Work?

Henna works by binding to the proteins in your hair (keratin). It deposits pigment while also improving hair texture. It also maintains the hair’s natural highlights and undertones, creating a more natural looking dye job than chemical dyes. 

What are the benefits of using Henna?

Besides coloring your hair in the safest way possible, henna has a host of other benefits as well. Henna helps balance out oil production on the scalp while boosting hair growth. Henna also repairs and strengthens the hair, and detoxes your scalp and hair while it colors. Providing healthier hair. 

Can I use Henna if I’ve treated my hair chemically? 

Yes, 99% of customers switch over to our henna because of bad reactions from chemical dyed hair. 

Can Henna lighten your hair?

No. Henna shows up best on lighter hair colors. It CAN NOT lighten dark hair, though it will leave beautiful red undertones on darker hair! 

Is Henna permanent?

Yes. While the color may fade a bit after repeated washing and exposure to the elements, henna is permanent as it binds to the keratin in your hair. The only way to (naturally) remove henna is to let your hair grow out, or do an oil cleanse (see question 12). The color will be most vibrant for 6-8 weeks after applying. 

Does Henna work on all hair types?

Yes! Henna is for Women & Men of all age & hair type.

Does Henna work on gray hair? 

Yes. Grays are a lot more stubborn than regular hair as grays are coarser than your natural hair, and gray hair follicles make less oil, making it drier as well. This makes it harder for color to penetrate, so you may have to leave it on longer, or do a second application. 

Where do you get your henna from?

We get our henna from India. 

 Help! My hair turned a weird color after using Indigo!

Green: You may have applied the indigo powder by itself over really light/gray/white hair. Indigo alone will not color lighter hair a dark color. It needs a henna base to work off of. 

Purple: You applied henna with previously chemically dyed hair. 

We always recommend you apply pure henna first to your hair and then indigo powder.

Can I go back to chemical dyes if I’m not happy with Henna?

While we never recommend going back to chemical dyes, as they are not healthy for your hair, but you may go back to them after using henna. 

How can I remove henna naturally

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.

Can I use henna on my eyebrows/lashes?

While our henna is 100% pure and natural, we don’t recommend using it on the eyebrows or lashes. 

What is your return policy?

We will accept returns of unopened merchandise within 30 days of purchase. We do not accept open merchandise or items past 30 days. 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we do! Shipping rates vary depending on the destination.