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Henna for hair and the importance of wearing gloves

Henna for hair and the importance of wearing gloves

Always be prepared and gather any bits you need before you start applying your henna mix. The henna you use on your hair, is also used for henna tattoos and stains the skin which lasts for days, so you if you don’t want orange stained hands and fingernails then you should ALWAYS wear gloves! So make sure you have gloves available. And also if anyone else if helping, make sure you both wear them. To go even further, you can…

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Henna for hair: How to dye grey roots naturally with henna

Henna for hair: How to dye grey roots naturally with henna

Once you dye your hair, roots will grow back in, and if you have some grey hairs you may want to touch them up so they blend in. Some people’s grey hair grows through quite quickly and may need doing every week. Others may find they can last up to six weeks. With henna, covering grey roots is simple and can be done as and when they become visible. Make sure when you do your henna mix for the whole…

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Henna for hair: Ways to colour your hair naturally

Henna for hair: Ways to colour your hair naturally

One well known and popular natural dye is henna, but did you know there are many herbs and natural substances that can also be used. They won’t be as potent as using natural henna, but are cheap and easy to use and can add a subtle tint or slightly lighten your hair if used regularly. Blonde: Blonde hair will usually take up more color that most others. Lemons – The method of using lemon juice to lighten or add highlights…

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Henna for hair: Rose Mallow Powder for Hair

Henna for hair: Rose Mallow Powder for Hair

Hibiscus or Rose Mallow (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), also known as Chinese hibiscus, China rose and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, which is native to East Asia. As well as being a beautiful five petaled large flower, Hibiscus can be used in hair and skin preparations. There isn’t a great deal of contemporary scientific research on the benefits of rose mallow / hibiscus for hair, but it has been used for hundreds of years and…

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Henna for a new you!

Henna for a new you!

So the nights are drawing in and we are all trying to resist putting the heating on for a little longer.  Some people can get a little down when summers over, but how about being inspired by all the beautiful autumnal colours and using some henna on your hair for a new look for the season. Henna gives a beautiful red sheen to your hair, perfect for this season if you fancy a revamp!  It also super conditions your hair…

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Henna for hair: getting rid of head lice – chemical free

Henna for hair: getting rid of head lice – chemical free

So the kids are back at school, and it’s just a matter of time before that dreaded notice goes up at the school warning all parents to check their children for head lice that are doing the rounds. Head lice spread fast at school as young children are always having contact with each other. It’s a myth that lice jump from head to head, they don’t, in fact they are only passed on by direct contact. This is easily done…

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Henna for hair: The benefits of Shikakai ‘hair fruit’.

Henna for hair: The benefits of Shikakai ‘hair fruit’.

Shikakai, also known by the name of Acacia Concinna in botanical terms is a natural herb used for the wellbeing of hair. It is native to Southern parts of India and has been used as a natural way of cleaning hair for centuries now.   Shikakai is very mild in nature and is used for cleaning and conditioning the hair. Due to a very low pH it does not strip the hair of its natural oils. The bark and leaves…

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Henna for hair: Benefits of Henna on Afro Hair

Henna for hair: Benefits of Henna on Afro Hair

Henna is a wonderful treatment for naturally curly hair, here is a run through of some of the favourite reasons to use henna: The big hair look – Henna can build up on hair and some people note that it gives hair additional thickness giving that wonderful big hair look. A hint of red – henna can colour brown/black hair with a red tint that is noticeable in sunlight. Loosens tight curls – The weight of henna build up can…

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Henna for hair: Henna versus chemical hair dye

Henna for hair: Henna versus chemical hair dye

It is estimated that between one in 50 and one in 100 people who use chemical hair dyes will suffer an allergic reaction at some point.  Synthetic dyes open up the hair’s cuticle to get inside the hair and change the colour.  This same colour also penetrates your skin, goes into your bloodstream and enters your system.  Permanent hair dyes carry the warning, ‘May cause an allergic reaction. This can be severe.’ According to the National Cancer Institute over 5,000…

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Henna for hair: Beautiful strawberry blonde using hennacat Amla and Henna

Henna for hair: Beautiful strawberry blonde using hennacat Amla and Henna

Bridget had lovely sun-kissed dark blonde hair that was in great condition. A quick 50% henna and 50% amla mix with redush tea that was left on for an hour brightened up her hair with beautiful warm tones. To buy henna for hair or to find out more information contact Hennacat here. Our secure online henna shop has all the supplies you need!