The Benefits of Using Henna for Hair

If you are reading this, chances are you’re not a newcomer to hair dye. Women have been using hair dye for years to cover up grey hair or to simply change the color of their natural locks. The problem with most hair dyes currently available on the market is that they contain harmful chemicals, such as ammonia and peroxide. These chemicals can damage your hair and cause adverse reactions to your scalp when used, leaving many women looking for safer and more natural ways to dye their hair.

One of the greatest things about henna hair dye is that it can be used by anybody. Henna dye, like the Reshma Beauty® 30-minute Henna Hair Color Collection, is made from 100% natural Henna that can color your hair in 30-minutes while also conditioning your hair and making it stronger. One of the most commonly asked questions we get is, how does Henna hair dye work? Women often wonder how it will change their hair color or cover the greys if it doesn’t first strip the hair with chemicals.

The Henna hair-dying process is actually quite simple. Henna dye does not penetrate the hair. In other words, it does not strip the hair as chemicals in traditional dyes do. Instead, Henna coats the hair cuticle. Coating the cuticle allows the Henna to change the hair color or cover the grays without damaging the hair. Since it doesn’t reach the cortex, your hair is not stripped of moisture and is not prone to breakage. Plus, the oils infused with the Henna dye, as well as the Henna itself, condition and moisturize the hair as it colors it. Henna for hair is safe to use on color-treated hair, but it will alter the current color as it coats the hair.

One important thing to remember while using Henna for your hair is that it stains, so you should be sure to protect your workplace as well as your skin. Think about Henna tattoos; the Henna stains the skin allowing you to have what looks like a temporary tattoo. To protect the skin, simply apply a salve around your entire hairline. Apply the Henna to your hair in small sections and begin applying at the root, working your way down the length of the hair. When starting a new section, you will want to start closest to the section you just finished. How long you leave the Henna dye on your hair will depend on the product you are using and how deep of a color you desire. At Reshma Beauty®, we offer several Henna colors that only require 30-minutes for application, while the Classic Color Collection has an application time of 3-hours.

When it comes to using Henna for your hair as opposed to more traditional hair dyes that are full of harmful chemicals, there are a number of benefits to consider. When most people think of Henna, they think of the unique and beautiful drawings and patterns that are stained to the skin, most often on hands, feet, or arms. Henna, however, is also one of the best hair beauty ingredients that can strengthen, nourish, and beautify your locks.
At Reshma Beauty®, we offer two unique lines of Henna hair products, one being our 30-minute Henna hair dye, and the other being our Classic Collection of Henna for hair, which takes longer and leaves a deeper, longer-lasting color. Keep reading to learn more about how Henna can benefit your hair, and shop our products online today!

Improves the Health of Your Scalp

Henna is well-known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. These qualities are really beneficial when it comes to keeping your scalp clean and free of infections. If you have a dry, itchy scalp, it also creates a calming, cooling sensation that reduces itchiness and inflammation. The harmful chemicals found in traditional hair dyes, on the other hand, can often be the cause of a dry, itchy, and irritated scalp. If you suffer from dandruff or psoriasis on your scalp, Henna may be a better alternative for you than traditional hair care products.

Natural Deep Conditioning Treatment

Henna hair masks are a great way to deep condition your hair in a natural, healthy way. You’ll love the smooth, soft feel of your hair and the dramatic improvement to otherwise frizzy hair. You can even mix Henna powder with ingredients such as curds, honey, and even eggs to take your deep conditioning treatment to the next level.

Reduce Hair Loss

Another great benefit of using Henna to dye your hair is that it reduces hair loss by balancing the pH levels of your scalp, unclogging pores, and controlling excess sebum production. These three things will dramatically improve the health of your scalp and keep your hair follicles healthy. In fact, you may even notice that your hair starts growing longer, faster when you make the switch to Henna hair dye.

Strengthen Your Hair

As you may have noticed by now, Henna is full of beneficial nutrients for your hair. Not only do these nutrients improve the health of your scalp, but they also strengthen your hair and protect it against harmful environmental conditions. You’ll also love the new shine that you discover as the Henna seals your hair cuticle and repairs damaged hair.

Moisturize an Oily Scalp

Not only does Henna for hair help provide cooling relief from a dry, itchy scalp, but it can also benefit those who have an oily scalp. Henna for hair provides all of the nutrients that your hair needs, leaving you with a happy scalp and beautiful, long, flowing hair.

Natural Henna Recipes for You to Try for Your Hair

There are a number of ways that you can use Henna for your hair. If you’re looking to try a Henna-based hair dye, be sure to check out all of the products and colors that we offer at Reshma Beauty! Our 30-minute Henna hair color comes in a variety of colors for you to choose from. You can also shop our Classic Henna for hair color in six different hues. However, if you’re just looking for a few different DIY Henna hair masks, here are a few fun recipes for you to try.

Henna & Banana: Add Moisture, Repair Damage

  • Mix henna and water to make enough paste to cover your hair. Let it sit overnight.
  • In the morning, mash an overripe banana and mix it into your Henna paste.
  • Apply all over your hair and let it sit for 5-7 minutes before rinsing and washing with a gentle shampoo.

Henna & Fenugreek: Calm Inflammation, Eliminate Dead Skin

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds with curds and let it soak overnight.
  • In the morning, add 2 tablespoons of Henna powder and grind everything to a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp and let it sit for 10-minutes.
  • Rinse and wash your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner and repeat once a week.

Henna & Amla: Reduce Hair Loss

  • Mix 3 tablespoons of Henna powder with 2 tablespoons of amla powder.
  • Add one egg and a dash of lemon juice and mix everything together into a thick paste.
  • Apply to your hair and scalp and let it sit for an hour.
  • Rinse and wash with a gentle shampoo.

Order Your Henna Hair Care from Reshma Beauty® Today!

If you’ve been looking for a natural way to color your hair or cover your greys, Reshma Beauty® has the beauty products that you need. Check out our two lines of Henna hair products online, and order a few boxes of your own to get started! We know that you’ll love everything that Henna can do for the health of your hair.