Henna, Natural Hair Color
Henna is a natural vegetable tanning that stains the hair, I love the idea of using a natural colour on my hair, but I must confess, henna scares me. That's because, while henna generally produces some shade of red, you won't know exactly what shade until after you've completed the treatment.
If you don't like the results, you're stuck - you can't remove the colour, nor can you use any of the more conventional hair colour formulas to hide the colour.
Benefits of Henna Hair Color
That said, I have seen some amazing hennaed hair. Henna seems to strengthen strands, making them shiny and healthy looking.
Furthermore, the people I know who use henna swear that, since their conversion, they've never had a split end. So it comes down to this that if you like red and you want to try henna, get help. If you can't find a henna expert in your area, get on the Internet and start surfing until you know everything possible about henna's behaviour.
Tip for Henna Coloring and Dry
Do not mix henna with conventional colour. This creates a chemical reaction that turns hair green or a greenish black, or can make the hair break off.
Using henna usually produces a reddish tone, but the actual shade will depend on your natural hair colour and type.
Heena Coloring Advice Submitted by Visitor
Hi - why cant I use chemical colours after using henna? and how long do I wait before I can?