Henna for hair color: So when did I first started using ?
When I was a little girl, I used to watch my elder cousins using henna to dye their hair at home. I remember how every weekend, all the pretty ladies would take turns to apply henna on their hair. And, well, if anything was leftover, I would beg them to smear it all over my hair. 🙂
Post which, I would proudly walk around the street with henna on! (my inner child loved hair dyes even then lol) And, soon as it dries ,after the wash, I would run to the mirror to see my beautiful reddish brown tinted hair color.
I believe back then, market hair dyes were not so common. Yes, black was the custom hair color available. Cousin sisters of mine who didn’t want a wig like jet black hair would use henna for dying hair instead.
As I grew I learned that they were not only using henna to color their hair but there were multiple benefits of henna for hair. Such as: it control dandruff, add shine to hair and basically for a healthy hair growth.
It was back the, right now for very long, since I have been using only using market hair color products to color my hair I decided to switch. While, these hair dyes are really easy to apply and give instant gratification, the repercussion of dying hair too much slowly shows in later months.
I was having hair breakage, split ends, dull hair and super dry hair ends. That’s when I decided to start using henna for hair. If you are still thinking whether to use henna for hair color , here are points.
Here are some of the benefits of using henna for hair:
- It cleanses the scalp
- It nourishes hair shafts.
- Henna promotes Faster hair growth.
- Gives shine to the hair
- Makes hair thicker
- Adds volume to flat hair
Why should you not use henna to colour hair?
If you don’t like to use henna for hair color at home because it’s messy or smells strong, or mostly because you are afraid that it will turn your hair red, then keep on reading….
I am applying henna for hair since I have no plans to either use other hair color products or straighten my hair, well all I want is healthy natural hair. 🙂
This is how I use henna for hair color at home
You Will Need
- 1 Egg
- 2 cups Organic Henna Powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup black tea or 1 tbsp coffee powder
- Castor Oil
- Fresh Aloe Vera gel
- Shower cap
4 to 8 hours
In a bowl, mix the henna powder, egg, Aloe vera Gel, and water until you get a consistent mixture.
Apply the mixture to your hair starting from the roots and make your way to the tips.
Take sections of hair and wrap each section around the top of your crown as you apply the henna so that you end up with a bun.
Once you are done applying, cover your head with a shower cap and leave it on for 2 to 3 hours.
Rinse the henna out of your hair with mild shampoo. You can skip the conditioner.
The next day, you can give yourself a deep hot oil hair massage.
How Often should you apply henna on hair?
Once or twice a month
If you are afraid of the henna stains around the neck, forehead or ears then apply some coconut oil or Vaseline to keep them protected from the color.
There are different ways to use henna for hair. This particularly is of rich color and soft hair. I'll be posting more ways to use henna for flat hair, frizzy hair, for hair growth and more. Do subscribe to my blog and also find me on Instagram and Facebook.