Have you ever read the long list of chemical ingredients on a boxed hair dye? Synthetic hair dyes are full of potentially harmful chemicals that at high exposures, have been linked with skin and respiratory irritation, a suppressed immune system, and even cancer. They can also in some cases cause severe allergic reactions.
If you want a completely natural and chemical free hair dye – then use henna.
Henna is a powdered form of the leaves that come from the henna plant. These leaves have a natural and effective colouring pigment that has been used for thousands of years to dye hair, nails, and skin.
Henna hair dye is totally natural and gently colours hair while strengthening the hair shaft, conditioning the scalp and pulling impurities from hair follicles. If you have a chronically dry scalp and suffer from dandruff, henna will help to bring your scalp back into balance.
Henna will give you shades ranging from strawberry blonde to dark auburn, depending on your natural hair colour and how many times you apply it. The colour will last for a couple of months before you need to reapply, similar to most commercial hair dyes.
If you’ve never used henna before and want to give it a try feel free to contact hennacat for free expert advice.