Henna dye for hair
Have you decided to become bright ginger? And have you been surfing the web to find out all about cons and pros of various dyes? So why use the chemical dye when there is an option of the perfect natural colour. This article is about HENNA.
Henna is powdered leaves of a plant called Lawsonia Inermis L. This plant grows in the form of a bush in such countries as India, Iran, Egypt and Africa. The lower leaves of the bush are used for hair dying and the upper leaves that give out the brightest colour are used for body art mehendi.
The miraculous properties of the plat have been known in the 16th century BC.
Traditionally henna has been used as a disinfectant. By the way, Lawsonia is a great remedy for dandruff and can be used for tanning the skin.
A few things one needs to know before dying hair with Henna
- Henna makes your hair heavier - it is best not to reapply henna dye on the lengths of your hair more often than once in 2-3 months. You can still apply it on roots only as often as they need to be done.
- Henna dries out the ends of the hair - however, it might not be true for every individual.
- Henna drifts from ginger into the red over time if it is not desirable for you, here are a few steps you can take to avoid it:
If you are dying your hair with henna for the first time start with shorter periods of time, remember with each new application the pigment accumulates in the hair
use something to "dilute" Lawsonia (like cassia powder or conditioner)