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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I simply LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE henna.
I have been using henna for many years now and I will probably use it for the rest of my life. I am naturally a dark blond, but much prefer myself with auburn hair. And, when my roots grow out I am seeing more and more white hairs…so yeah, another reason to henna regularly! 😉
What is Henna?
I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about what henna is, how to use it, etc. in this post since I have already written about this topic before:
- I wrote a detailed post about how to use henna that you can read here.
- I also write a detailed post about my own hair loss (a sore spot for me) and 5 tips for healthy hair that you can read here.
If you’re not familiar with henna, please read those two posts to learn more.
I love henna not only because it’s a safe and non-toxic hair color, but also because it is a FANTASTIC conditioner for my hair. It leaves my hair so full of body and soft to the touch. If it was a tad more affordable, I’d henna my hair every couple of weeks, just because I love the way it makes my hair feel! 😉
Where Do I Buy Henna?
Like most other products, quality is important when it comes to henna. Henna is notorious for being contaminated with heavy metals and other toxic ingredients. Here are my top tips for selecting henna:
- Steer clear of the typical store-bought hennas. Those are typically not going to be high-quality and may not undergo heavy metal and other contaminant testing.
2. Avoid any pre-mixed henna products (ones that come in liquid form) as those can also be contaminated with toxins.
3. Buy body art quality henna. When selecting a henna, you want to make sure that it is body art quality henna (only the best 10% of henna is reserved for this use). Body art quality is going to be MUCH higher quality that the boxed junk in the store. It is the cleanest and safest henna, and it will also give you the richest, most consistent color.
4. Inquire about contaminant testing. You need to make sure that the company you purchase from has their henna rigorously tested for contaminants before sale to the public.
I talk in detail in this post about how to select a henna brand and ensure you are getting a quality product.
I source my henna from Morrocco Method, one of my trusted affiliate partners. I use their light brown henna which is a blend of red henna and indigo. It yields a beautiful auburn color right out of the gate with no brassy, orange color.
You can read more about Morrocco Method’s products here, or watch my video review below.
How Do I Apply Henna?
I get a TON of questions about henna and one of the most common ones is simply “how do you make it and how do you apply it?”
I recently had to re-henna my hair and I decided to shoot a video of the whole process from start to finish. I hope it is helpful for those who are thinking about using henna. Please let me know if you have any questions at all!