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Henna Hair Dye - Everything You Need To Know
Henna hair dye has been around longer than the turn of the century. It is a safe alternative to chemical hair dye for men and women on all areas that hair grows. Henna is mainly grown from plants in India, Egypt, China, Pakistan and Yemen. It is 100% Natural and most people that are allergic to chemical hair dyes have no allergic reaction to henna hair dye. We hear endless stories of people having an allergic reaction to chemical hair dyes and trips to the emergency room.
How does Henna Hair Dye Hair Dye Work?
Henna hair dye actually bonds to the protein of the hair, rather than kill it and alter the color. This a great way to condition your hair as it blocks UV rays, makes hair thicker, shinier and helps rid split ends.
Henna hair dye works best when it is fresh and packaged correctly. Some vendors offer resealable pouches but they are not double sealed. In most countries like India, henna is only harvested once yearly in October. This is why it is so important to remove the air from the package and to also prevent harmful UV rays from penetrating the package, ultimately giving it a longer shelf life.
Misuse of the word “Henna Hair Dye”
Most vendors simply call it henna hair dye because in most cases all colors have “some” amount of henna in it. Pure henna hair dye is one color – “natural orange”. Pure Indigo is added in varying amounts to Pure henna (along with clays and other plants) to achieve varying shades, from natural orange to jet black.
No Chemicals Means It Will Not Go Lighter
Henna hair dye will only go equal or darker to the color you have... reviving, highlighting, enhancing or darkening your natural color. If you are looking for blond, sorry this is not for you. Henna hair dye will leave your hair so soft and shiny you will fall in love the first time. You need to follow manufacturer's instructions to learn how long you have to leave it in to get great results. Some manufacturers require as long as 3 hours or even overnight. Pioneers like Rod Harper, (founder of EarthDye™) have figured out a way to get great results in as little as 10 minutes without any additives. Henna hair dye is a permanent natural hair dye that will grow out and fade over time depending on which vendor you purchase from.
How Long Should I Wait To Do Henna After Using Chemicals?
"If you have chemically dyed or altered your hair, used hair relaxer or other products with similar chemicals you will need to wait 1-2 weeks before using henna hair dye." Not always the case says Rod Harper of EarthDye. You can strand test your hair to determine this. During a strand test, you will notice if the henna bonds with the proteins of your hair. EarthDye is one of the only henna hair dyes on the market that you can put on immediately after using chemical hair dye containing ammonia or bleach. The majority of people selling henna hair dye will tell you to wait at least 2 weeks. This is partially because alot of companys that claim to be all natural or actually adding small amounts of chemical color to their dye. Unfortunately, this is not that uncommon.
Henna Hair Dye Is Safe
Henna hair dye is safe, inexpensive and reliable. Most importantly, it is an extremely healthy choice for you, your hair and the environment. The first time you use it, it may be a bit awkward. However, once you get used to it you will never return to chemical hair dye! Your hair will thank you for it and people will notice the difference. Its a win, win!
Henna Hair Dye is a free informational site about natural hair and beard dye. We are not liable nor responsible for all brands of henna and speak soley on the brand EarthDye.
Last updated February 19th, 2018