Henna for Hair

The Best Hair Dye With the Least Chemicals

The Best Hair Dye With the Least Chemicals

Whether you're trying out a new color or maintaining one you already...

Why Does Henna Make Hair Flat?

Why Does Henna Make Hair Flat?

In the world of hair dye, henna stirs up a bit of controversy. Much of...

Henna Results on Tight Curly Hair

Henna Results on Tight Curly Hair

Tight curls make a statement no matter where you go. While henna...

Henna Colors for Hair

Henna Colors for Hair

Women have been using henna to dye their hair for thousands of years. In...

How to Get Henna Off the Skin

How to Get Henna Off the Skin

Henna offers you a temporary tattoo but that definitely does not mean...

Henna for Hair Articles

How to Make Henna Appear Less Red

How to Make Henna Appear Less Red

You want a healthy, vegetable-based dye but don’t want to look like a vegetable after using it. Henna is the only 100 percent naturally derived plant-based hair color available. Chemical dyes brutally break open your hair shaft and force in...

Can You Henna Twice in a Row?

Can You Henna Twice in a Row?

Derived from the henna plant, henna powder is mixed with an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar to get the color flowing. Once applied to your hair, the creamy paste quickly gets to work, coating the strands with its crimson glory. Henna hair...

How to Get Rid of the Orange Tint in Henna

How to Get Rid of the Orange Tint in Henna

Henna is made from plant leaves that are crushed into powder form, and when you mix the powder with liquid, it stains your follicles. If you've had it with hair-frying chemical colorants, henna can work as a natural alternative, though the range...

What to Mix With Henna & Color to Make My Hair Smooth?

What to Mix With Henna & Color to Make My Hair Smooth?

After a while, chemical dyes can start to wear out your hair. Sure, you may love the color, but the damage that sometimes comes with it can turn a smooth mane into a total fried mess. If your hair needs a break from all that chemical stress, you...

Can You Use Henna Gloss Over Oiled Hair?

Can You Use Henna Gloss Over Oiled Hair?

Shining Rapunzel locks are every girl’s dream, but mixing the wrong products can turn your tresses into a tangled nightmare. This happens less when you stick to Mother Nature’s bounty because all-natural ingredients don’t usually...

The Best and Least Damaging Hair Color Remover

The Best and Least Damaging Hair Color Remover

You know what they say: expect the best, prepare for the worst. Less than thrilled -- or horrified -- with your dye job? Don't panic. If you didn't plan ahead, throw on a cute hat to cover up your dye disaster and head to a pharmacy or beauty...

Least Dramatic Way to Go From Dark Brown to Light Blonde

Least Dramatic Way to Go From Dark Brown to Light Blonde

A change in hairstyle can give you a fresh outlook on life, but if the change is too dramatic, it can be hard to handle. Changing your hair from a dark brown to a light blond is perhaps a bit too drastic. If you still want to make the switch,...

The Best Hair Dye With the Least Chemicals

The Best Hair Dye With the Least Chemicals

Whether you're trying out a new color or maintaining one you already love, you could be damaging your hair if you're using a harsh dye. Many at-home and salon dyes contain chemicals like ammonia, peroxide, and others that aren't even pronounceable...

The Best Henna Conditioner

The Best Henna Conditioner

Create luscious locks with all-natural henna. That’s right -- the same henna that is used to create temporary tattoolike body art also softens and conditions hair, leaving it shiny and full of hair-flipping body. Henna is derived from a...

Can Henna Be Used As a Texture Softener?

Can Henna Be Used As a Texture Softener?

Henna is typically associated with gleaming red locks, ranging from bright copper to deepest burgundy. Henna is also a powerful conditioning treatment and over time may slightly alter the texture of curly or coarse hair. You can use henna to...

Henna Powder & Hair Relaxers

Henna Powder & Hair Relaxers

Henna bonds with natural keratin to strengthen the hair, a big-time boon for relaxed hair, which can feel brittle. Henna also makes your hair smooth and shiny, filling in rough edges on the hair follicle. Henna's safe for use on relaxed hair. Like...

Why Does Henna Make Hair Flat?

Why Does Henna Make Hair Flat?

In the world of hair dye, henna stirs up a bit of controversy. Much of the hoopla is unfounded and often the result of experiences with henna imposters and not the true henna plant. Henna is non-damaging, nourishing and safe for hair. Henna also...

Henna Results on Tight Curly Hair

Henna Results on Tight Curly Hair

Tight curls make a statement no matter where you go. While henna naturally protects hair, builds hair protein and offers chemical-free red color, some curly girls have found henna loosens their curls. It's not across-the-board, but it could affect...

Can Henna Strengthen Black Hair?

Can Henna Strengthen Black Hair?

Getting your African-American locks healthy and strong can be a tough task. Black hair doesn't build up oils as quickly as other hair types, which means that it's left more susceptible to split ends and breakage. If your hair needs a little boost,...

Can I Use Henna to Dye My Eyebrows?

Can I Use Henna to Dye My Eyebrows?

Henna is a plant-based dye that deposits a deep reddish or indigo color onto hair or skin. While most women use it to dye the hair on top of their head, some use it to dye their eyebrows. Whether eyebrow henna is for you depends on how you feel...

How to Color Dreadlocks With Henna

How to Color Dreadlocks With Henna

Adding dreadlocks to your hair is more than just a simple decision, like a trim or a braid: it's a commitment to maintenance and care unmatched by other styling options. When you've sat through the hours-long dreading session and gotten the...

How to Get Black Henna Color Out of Hair

How to Get Black Henna Color Out of Hair

If you dyed your hair black with henna but it's time for a change, wash that henna right out of your hair. If you want to lighten your locks and go blonde, red or even purple, henna can't stop you from expressing yourself. Just don't freak out if...

How to Use Liquid Henna Color Over Hair Dye

How to Use Liquid Henna Color Over Hair Dye

Whether you're an eco-chick always on the hunt for natural ways to green your beauty routine or your just want to try something new, using henna is a natural way to transform your hair color. Henna is an all-natural hair dye made from plant...

How to Fix Henna in the Hair

How to Fix Henna in the Hair

Going red can be a totally liberating hair color, but using henna to go red poses risk if you don't absolutely love the hue. Henna can't be tinted back or dyed over like chemical hair dyes because it's natural. Henna also prevents your hair from...

Henna Colors for Hair

Henna Colors for Hair

Women have been using henna to dye their hair for thousands of years. In modern times, many women have been saying "nay" to the ammonia and para-phenylenediamine (PPD) in many chemical dyes, and "yay" to natural, organic henna blends. Henna works...

How to Use Henna for Hair During Pregnancy

How to Use Henna for Hair During Pregnancy

Get a head start on being a hot mama by changing your hair color during pregnancy! The American Pregnancy Association supports hair coloring during pregnancy, particularly if you use a chemical- and ammonia-free permanent hair color such as henna....

How to Get Henna Off the Skin

How to Get Henna Off the Skin

Henna offers you a temporary tattoo but that definitely does not mean the henna comes right off when you want it to! Typically, henna lasts on the skin for 10 to 14 days. If you wake up with a bad case of dyer's regret, you are somewhat stuck...

Pros & Cons of Using Henna in Hair

Pros & Cons of Using Henna in Hair

Not all ladies know the details or differences about how henna hair dyes and chemical dyes work, but maybe you've heard that henna is a more natural option. There are many benefits to choosing henna over harsher chemical-based dyes, but the...

How to Get Brown Hair With Henna

How to Get Brown Hair With Henna

Dying your hair with henna is a great alternative to chemical dye, as many commercially available permanent hair colors contain carcinogenic chemicals. In addition to being a plant-based product, henna is a great conditioner for hair, so using it...

Benefits of Henna for Hair

Benefits of Henna for Hair

Henna hair dyes: Some girls love then, some don't. If you want red tones, henna can be a helpful tool in your beauty kit, as the plant-based product offers many benefits for divas who dye. Using henna on your hair is not tricky, so with the right...

Is Henna Hair Color Bad for You?

Is Henna Hair Color Bad for You?

A plant-derived, hair-coloring product sounded like a good idea until you started hearing scary stories about cancer and organ damage. Nature can be scary at times, but in the case of henna, it's not the natural product that's dangerous. The...

Is Henna OK to Color Natural Hair?

Is Henna OK to Color Natural Hair?

Sure, it's a funky, exotic skin tattoo dye, but how does henna measure up for use on your naturalista noggin? Very well, thank you. While it traditionally has been used for dyeing hair as much as for skin, henna is less widely available than...

Is Henna Hair Color Good for Chemically Relaxed Hair?

Is Henna Hair Color Good for Chemically Relaxed Hair?

Henna experts agree that, yes, henna is safe for chemically relaxed hair, although you should always do a strand test first. Same goes for other chemically treated hair. The catch: the henna must be completely pure. Lots of impure mixtures are...

How to Dye Hair With Henna

How to Dye Hair With Henna

For vibrant hair color that's sure to turn heads, henna delivers. The plant-based vegetable dye naturally produces rich ruby hues and easily combines with other herbal dyes to create brilliant blond, black or brunette shades. Henna powder requires...

How to Mix Henna Paste for Hair

How to Mix Henna Paste for Hair

Henna is an awesome natural alternative to chemical hair dyes, especially for anyone with dreams of being a redhead. You can buy pre-made henna dyes, but henna lovers advocate mixing your own. Mixing the paste is easy, although you may need up to...

How to Get Copper-Red, Henna Hair

How to Get Copper-Red, Henna Hair

Blondes may have more fun, but redheads get the glances -- often seconds and thirds. If you're looking to go copper-red, skip the dyes in the grocery store. They'll just damage your hair and fade after a week. Grab a box of henna instead. Henna...

How to Dye Auburn Hair With Henna

How to Dye Auburn Hair With Henna

Henna is a hair color miracle that smells like hay and comes in the form of ground-up leaves. In the box, it's a green powder. When you mix it up, it looks like black mud. When you put it on your hair, you look like a mud pie for an hour or so,...

How to Get Rid of Henna Hair Dye

How to Get Rid of Henna Hair Dye

Henna is a natural hair color derived from the Lawsonia inermis plant, native to Middle Eastern countries. The henna from different regions produces different shades of red. For example, Iranian henna is vibrant red, while Pakistani henna is a...

How to Use Henna on Black Hair

How to Use Henna on Black Hair

Black hair is hot, but dried-out frizz isn't sexy on anyone. Black henna, or indigo dye, conditions your hair to silky smoothness instead of giving you an unflattering broom-straw look. If you already sport raven locks, henna will infuse your hair...

How to Darken the Henna Hair Color

How to Darken the Henna Hair Color

You thought you'd dye your hair with henna. It's natural, eco-friendly and conditions your hair. What you didn't know was that with henna, there are no guarantees. Blondes and sandy brunettes shooting for sexy strawberry or auburn locks may find...

How Do I Color Gray Hair With Henna?

How Do I Color Gray Hair With Henna?

So you're not ready to be a silver-haired diva -- that's fine! If you'd like to cover your gray tresses, try coloring your hair with henna. Henna is a plant-based dye that doesn't contain the harsh, drying chemicals found in other commercial hair...

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