I’ve heard some very mixed opinions about henna.
Since I’ve put color in my hair (it’s actually 7 months grown out), I’ve been wondering about color treatments that are less harsh on the hair. I’m aware that henna is a pretty permanent step to take (once you henna, its not wise to go back to chemical dyes, rinses, color treatments, ect) — but I have to admit, most of the henna treatments I’ve seen have come out so vibrant.
While doing some research on henna, I found a helpful article by Wahine at hubpages.com that lists some pros and cons of trying henna:
- 100% natural
- Cost effective compared to a trip to the salon
- Will not damage hair
- Easy to upkeep
- Beautiful highlights
- Limited color selection (recipe section later in article)
- Color depends on natural shade of hair
- Dyes skin in addition to hair (temporary)
- Henna prevents future use of chemical dyes and perms, due to it’s unique coating of the hairshaft. This can last months.
- Time consuming depending on the desired intensity of color
If you do your homework to find a legit seller, henna can curtail a lot of stress and damage to your hair (compared to using most store-bought hair dyes). Natural henna powders/treatments can give your hair more shine, less curl shrinkage and wonderful dimensions of color.
HOWEVER, henna is not for the impulsive!! Buying the wrong brand or applying the wrong way, can set your hair health way back (henna application can be wearisome – especially if you want to produce certain shades/colors that are further away from the red spectrum).
So when looking for effective coloring alternatives, do your research to avoid disappointment!
Have any of you tried henna? Do you know someone whose had beautiful results or a henna nightmare? Please share.
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