Henna is a plant that grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and Southern Asia. The small shrub like- plant has fragrant flowers and the leaves can be ground into a fine powder. Cultures all over the world have used this powder to dye skin, hair, and textiles for thousands of years.
I wanted to bring back my naturally dark hair color after years of balayage highlights. I have fine hair that damages easily in the dying process so henna is a good option for maintaining the health of my hair. Plus, its completely natural and eco-friendly! I’ve known about henna hair color product for years, but this is the first time I’ve tried one. I have to say, so far I’m impressed!
The application process was a breeze. Everything is pre-mixed in a single user-friendly bottle. No harsh chemical mixtures here! Plastic gloves and a hair net are also provided. My favorite thing about the application process is there is zero chemical smell. In fact, it had a pleasantly luxurious fragrance that reminded me of Shea butter. The only downside to the process is that because you are applying to wet hair, it can be difficult to determine how evenly the dye is distributed. You also have to let it sit for at least an hour, which could be too time-consuming for some people.
I love the results of the henna so far. My hair feels healthy, looks shiny, and is significantly darker. If the color lasts long enough, I can see myself using this once a month as a gloss treatment (it is semi-permanent, after-all). I can say, however, that the color is not a true black, and this is after I left it in thirty minutes longer than directed.
I’ll update soon on how the color holds up, and if I decide to re-purchase or opt for a different natural hair color brand!
Have you used Henna hair dye before? Please share your thoughts on the experience here !