Every woman wants to have beautiful hair with lasting colour that is in a great condition. Strong hair is healthy hair but in order to maintain the colour that we like we often turn to the easily available commercial hair dyes that are stocked on every supermarket and chemist store shelves. Unfortunately these products are filled with chemicals that can cause damage to the hair in the process of giving it the colour that we want. Natural henna hair dye however does not damage the hair, instead it provides long lasting, rich colour while nourishing and strengthening the hair at the same time.
A Natural Product
Henna is also known by the names Mehndi and Mehandi, it is derived from the green leaves of the lawsonia Inermis plant, which are ground down into a fine powder. This henna plant is found in idia where henna has been used for centuries for both colouring the hair and decorating the skin with intricate patterns. It is still the primary product used by women colouring their hair in India, as they appreciate the great benefits that it provides over commercially available hair colouring products. Henna can not only be used to colour the hair by leaving it in the hair and allowing the colour to develop it can also be used as a very good and intense conditioning treatment.
The Benefits of Henna
The benefits of using henna far outweigh any negatives. The level of conditioning and depth of colour are unlike anything that a commercially available dye can produce. Not only does the henna strengthen every hair it also works as an anti fungal agent which reduces the occurrence of head lice or dandruff, it has even been shown to be effective against ringworm. For those with a head of tight curls that are unmanageable henna works to soften those curls and make them much more manageable. As a colouring agent henna does not work in the same way as the synthetic hair colours do, it coats the hair and deepens the existing colour and adds a beautiful red tint which can be anything from a warm copper to a deep burgundy red. Henna can be used on blonde and even grey hair, but it works best when the natural hair colour is a dark blonde or a brunette, it will however add vibrancy and depth to red or already auburn hair.