Henna is a reddish-brown coloring made from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as the henna tree that grows in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia. Since the Bronze Age, people have used dried henna, ground into a paste, to dye skin, hair and fingernails.
Can I choose color tone?
Yes and No. Henna is natural, so you cannot lift or choose the tone of color as you can do with chemical colors. Result will be reddish-brown. You'll only see henna colors in your grey or lighter hair (naturally or chemically). It goes into your hair evenly but it's just hard see; Imagine you're trying to color on a black paper or on a white paper. Which do you see more? We can erase the orange tone of henna by using indigo which is made from the dried leaves of indigo plant to make reddish-brown to dark brown. So there are only few colors options: Reddish-brown,dark brown, or black.
I have sensitive scalp and cannot use chemical colors. Should I try Henna?
Yes. But very few people may have a reaction to Henna or Indigo leaves. So you should have a patch test if you concern about allergy reaction before you try.
How do you choose good henna?
Henna has to be FRESH, BODY ART QUALITY, and PURE & NATURAL.
Our henna leaves are carefully hand-picked henna leaves only. We blend our henna with Ayurvedic 6 herbs to help nourish, condition your hair and add aromatic effect which will make henna smell better.
How often can I do?
If you use pure Henna you can use it every week. It doesn't just dye your hair, it nourishes too so your hair feels softer and is shinier after a treatment.
My friend says her henna color covers grey and also can choose a color. Why?
It may because her Henna powder is mixed with chemical ingredients or mixed with ammonia.
Once you use Henna, you can not go back to dying your hair?
No. Yo can go back to your regular coloring anytime unless you're going to lighter ash tone color. Henna goes into your hair and stays so you need to remove red pigment from hair if you want to go blonde or lighter which will be the same process with natural black hair going to be blonde; but hanna colored hair could be more challenging.
What's Pros and Cons about Henna
Naturally, Gently Colors Hair. Strengthens the Hair Shaft. Condition and repair the hair while it colors during the treatment. Henna works from the scalp up. Detoxes the follicles. Conditions the Scalp. Fights Dandruff.
Cannot choose the color. It won't lift the color. Doesn't cover the grey as much as chemical color does. Need to leave longer time than chemical colors.
Some stylists think henna colored hair could be challenging to make it to more lighter colors such as blond or ash-tone color which is true, but not impossible. Some also says Henna could interfere on perming. It could be true with some people with very thick hair, but Henna may help to have more bouncier perm for damaged hair; but all those are only from our experiences and some may not be applied.
When do you need to use indigo?
You don't have to unless you don't like the reddish orange tone of henna color. For covering grey for dark color hair, double application of henna and indigo will have the best result.
What's the difference between 1 step and 2 steps?
1 step is only for henna. 2 steps use henna first, then indigo for the 2nd application to achieve dark brown color.