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Henna Hair Dye
Henna hair dye has been around longer than the turn of the century. It is a safe alternative to chemical hair dyes for men and women on all areas that hair grows. Henna is grown from plants mainly 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 dye’s 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.
It almost works like wax does to a car. The only down fall is you cannot go “lighter” or lighten your hair. You can use henna hair dye as often as you like, however if you are not doing a red, dark brown or black, then you will want to do root touch up as your roots natural color grows back in. If you do your whole head with light brown over and over it will get darker and darker. You can mix any of the colors together to get any color. Most natural hair dye’s may stain the skin, but it will ONLY be for a few hours maybe overnight. Your face naturally produces oil so it will not last on the face very long at all. You can use it to dye your eyebrows, sideburns, facial hair, head and yes you guessed – your pubes! It is a safe effective alternative to chemicals. You can cover with a shower cap, cut a hole in the top to let it breath and never use a dryer. Let it dry naturally. Only mix with water unless you are using pure henna or reds. Reds and pure henna you can mix Shelly oil and a fresh squeezed lemon to bring out reds, using oils or lemon in browns, blacks, red red or burgundy can cause the indigo to strip or not attach to the hair. Using oils will cause them to fade or lighten much faster over time as well.
Henna and fresh indigo have been used since the Early Dynasty Period era 4500 years ago.
Misuse of the word “Henna Hair Dye”
Fact is only one color is primarily “henna”, 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”.
Most Henna Hair Dye is Permanent
Henna hair dye works best when it is fresh and packaged correctly, while some vendors offer reseal able pouches they are not double sealed. Fact is in most countries like India, henna is only harvested 1 time- October. This is why it is so important to remove the air from the package and to also to prevent harmful UV rays from penetrating the package, ultimately giving it a longer shelf life.
No Chemicals Means It Will Not Go Lighter
Henna hair dye will only go equal or darker to the color you have, so if you are looking for blond, sorry this is not for you (Rumor has it EarthDye™ has learned a natural way). Henna hair dye will leave your hair so soft and shiny you will fall in love the first time. You need to follow manufactures 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 (former founder and CEO of Henna Hut AKA “Harvest Moon™” 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 died or altered your hair, used hair relaxer or other products of similar chemicals you will need to wait 1-2 weeks before using henna hair dye, not always the case “says Rod Harper”. You can strand test your hair if you think it has been long enough. During a strand test, you will notice it 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 or ammonia and bleach. The majority of people selling henna hair dye will tell you to wait at least 2 weeks.
That is the difference of natural and “really” Natural.
We recommend no longer than one hour for any of EarthDye colors. In some cases, you may need up to 3 hours, but is not recommended for any colors other than reds or black. Sometimes the hair will bleed up to a week if you have used chemicals for a long period of time and sometimes it will bleed if your hair has never been died. It all depends on your hair protein and pores in your hair. The more you use all natural hair dye the less it will bleed and the more you will love it! It will not stain your clothes and should wash out of most fabrics.
Chemical Hair Dyes
Chemical hair dyes alter the color of your hair, henna hair dye “covers” the hair strand by bonding to the proteins of your hair. This is why you must wait to use henna hair dye on hair that has been chemically treated weekly. Chemicals kill the proteins in your hair and they need to regenerate.
Henna Hair Dye Is Safe
Henna hair dye is safe, inexpensive, reliable and flat out good for your hair. The first time you use it is a bit awkward, but 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, not to mention the environment!
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