Henna is a good source for people who wanted to get rid of their gray hair, and for people who are allergic to chemical cremes. Generally most of us use Henna for protecting our hair from sun and dust. Henna can make your hair strong and nourish it from roots for a silky and shiny hair.
Benefits of Henna for Hair
1 Free Of Chemicals:- Constant use of chemical rich shampoos and hair dyes will certainly damage our hair sooner than we ever thought of. Pure henna is 100% natural and does not have any serious side effects associated with it. Of course, don’t take all the henna hair coloring solutions for granted as some of them come with added chemical ingredients or a mixture of other organic ingredients that may not be safe for the hair and skin. As we had mentioned earlier, the ‘black henna’ and ‘neutral henna’ is very different from the genuine henna.
2 Henna Is A Natural Hair Conditioner:- Just like the synthetic hair conditioners, henna can also be used as a hair conditioner that will add shine and silkiness to the hair. It will also make the hair strong and remove the dryness from the hair.
The organic and safe substance in henna stains the hair to form a protective layer around the hair. The hair is well protected from the external pollutants in the air and water and also shields the hair from the harmful UV rays in the sunlight.
It is also found that when henna is mixed other natural hair care solution like olive oil, coconut oil or yogurt, it becomes an excellent natural hair conditioner.
3 Fights Dandruff:- Dandruff is one of the major cause for hair fall that affects a large number of people. Henna contains natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that will gradually work on the scalp to remove dandruff and other fungal infections.
Most of the natural remedies for dandruff problem usually have henna as a major ingredient in them. As a DIY method, if you have the dandruff problem, you could add two teaspoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar into sufficient amount of henna powder and apply this paste onto your scalp. Repeat this procedure twice a week and you will notice that dandruff is gradually vanishing from your scalp.
4 Healthy For The Scalp:- Some persons experience increasing hair fall because of the imbalanced levels of acid-alkaline balance on the scalp. Usage of henna is healthy for the scalp as it does not alter the natural acid-alkaline balance on your scalp, unlike the chemical rich hair dyes and shampoos.
5 Promotes Hair Growth:– Another big advantage of henna is its effect in promoting healthy growth of hair. It strengthens the hair and avoids premature thinning and breakage of the hair. When the hair strands are strengthened, they will naturally grow longer and thicker. Most of the people who regularly use henna are experiencing less amount hair fallcompared to others who use chemical hair dyes and shampoos
6 Protects The Natural Hair Color:- Pure henna is a transparent dye that will actually reflect the natural color of your hair. People with deep black/dark hair color would see that their hair has turned into shining dark color with the henna application.
However, if your hair is gray or light dark, it may add a bit of a reddish brown color to the hair. Henna is not meant for reversal of gray hair. You will also see the henna hair colors in different shades of colors; it is actually because of the other natural/chemical coloring ingredients that are mixed into the henna powder.
how to use castor oil for hair with heena
Castor oil is an excellent hair growth ingredient. Not only does it boost hair growth, but it also stimulates new growth from dormant follicles. This treatment also conditions your hair and fights off issues like dryness and breakage.
Why buy expensive hair treatment products when you can make your own? These henna treatments not only promise faster hair growth, but also healthy hair with vibrant color. Have you ever used henna in your hair care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.
Risks of ‘black henna’
The risks of black henna lie in the paste’s ingredients – specifically, a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
Although PPD can lawfully be used in hair dyes in the EU, this use is strictly controlled.
Dr Chris Flower, director general of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, explains: “PPD is safely and legally used in permanent hair dyes where clear instructions are given, and where the maximum level is controlled by law. But black henna often contains PPD at high levels, to give a dark colour quickly.
“When applied to the skin in the form of a black henna temporary tattoo, PPD can cause chemical burns and lead to allergic reactions.”