8 AMAZING WAYS HENNA HELPS YOUR HAIR
Henna has long been renowned both for the beautiful, rich colour it gives, and those who use it often share that their hair feels much better for it.
"Absolutely love the colour and feel of my hair after using this." Sandra, customer
"...gave a lovely colour which improved and increased and my hair is in lovely condition." Michelle, customer
"The result was fantastic my hair looked glossy and super soft." Alison, customer
We know that it is more than anecdotal; the evidence shows that henna, especially organic henna, helps your hair in the most amazing ways. Here are our 8 favourite benefits of henna:
1. It’s Rich in Vitamin E:
Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants that support not only internal health, but our skin and scalps too.
Trials in 2010 found that using products with Vitamin E helped with hair loss, thinning, breaking, and shedding. This means that Henna is especially brilliant for ageing hair, and those with fine or thin hair.
Vitamin E is also important for creating protective barriers on the skin and scalp that regulate oil production, reducing the likelihood of grease and scalp irritation.
2. It’s Antifungal and Antimicrobial:
Henna, particularly when in its purest forms (as a powder or block), has proven scientific abilities to inhibit the growth of fungi and bacteria.
This is particularly beneficial for scalp irritation, infections, and soreness! Henna works to keep the bacteria causing the issues at bay, allowing the scalp to settle and preventing recurrence.
3. It Can Improve Growth
If your hair is slow to grow, or dry and snapping, the nourishing properties of Henna can really help to extend the lengths. Traditionally, this would be blended with gingili oil, but jojoba or sweet almond can work just as well.
4. It Doesn’t Have to Change the Colour
You don’t have to use coloured Henna. Cassia, or ‘neutral henna’ can be used to get the conditioning and shine benefits of Henna, without the tone. Use once a week as a deep treatment for maximum benefits.
5. It Can Help With ‘Hair Fall’
Hair fall relates to how much hair we lose every day. It’s normal to lose 50 – 100 strands per day, but if you think you’re losing more then this you might be worried.
Hormones, particularly after pregnancy and during menopause can cause increase hair fall and henna can be a great, non-toxic antidote. Mix with mustard oil to activate the blood flow to the scalp.
6. It Can Repair Split Ends
Even well cared for hair can be prone to split ends and breaking. Henna works with the natural structure of the hair shaft, coating the hair and sealing the ends shut.
7. It Can Make even very Coarse Hair Shiny and More Manageable
Traditional hair dyes work by opening the hair shaft and forcing colour molecules in. The proteins in Henna gradually bind to the natural structure of the hair which stains it.
This also boosts the volume of the hair shaft, leaving it looking thicker.
8. It’s a natural dye, so Less Harmful to the Environment as well as your hair
Traditional dyes often include harmful chemicals that are toxic to aquatic life as well as plants and soil. Henna is dried from the leaves of the Lawsonia Inermis and is unprocessed with anything other than the natural ingredients you choose to mix with it.
For more information about henna and your hair, contact our experts!
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