Updated: Feb 4, 2022
While natural henna is extremely good for your hair and has many attached benefits, there are several conceptions about henna, especially for a person who is just starting to use it. Well, we’ve got you covered.
Here are five questions you should know the answers to before you decide to dye your hair using henna:
1. Despite the benefits, is henna good for your hair?
Yes. While chemically adulterated henna can cause damage to your hair and make it brittle, natural hair dye strengthens your hair from the roots. It is considered a good conditioner for your hair as it penetrates the keratinized cells of your hair, thus making them thicker and shinier.
2. How long does henna stay in your hair?
The natural henna applied to your hair can vary depending on factors such as the type of henna, hair type, and texture of your hair post the dye. However, if one makes a mindful purchase, henna isn’t a temporary solution. It is a permanent solution which one can vividly see for the starting 4-8 weeks. With time, the colour might fade, but it would never go away completely.
3. How much time does it take to set the dye you apply?
The process of applying the actual hair dye does not take more than 45 minutes to colour your hair. The process is quite simple, and it is an easy-going activity even for a person doing it single-handedly. However, if you plan to bleach or tone it post the dyeing, it can take more than an hour apart from applying the colour.
4. How much henna powder do you need to use for your hair?
The amount of henna that you would require to dye your hair primarily depends on the length of your hair. If you have shoulder-length hair, you would need about 100 grams of powder. If your hair length is up to your elbows, you would need about 200-250 grams of powder. If your hair length is up to your hips, you would need about 300-350 grams of powder and so on.
5. Can I change the colour of my hair after using hair dye?
Hair dyeing using henna powder is seen as a permanent solution. Because of the metallic salts present in henna powder(s), using a chemical over it to change your colour could not show a vivid colour change. However, if you want to experiment with another colour, try applying a semi-permanent dye twice so that your hair gets receptive to absorbing the new colour.
We hope this puts things into perspective for you!