A decalogue of things to know absolutely before switching to red henna, a fantastic dyeing grass, completely pure and natural!
If you are fascinated by the beauty of red henna, and the possibility of being able to use this natural dye in order to give your hair an even more evident splendor. And if you are discouraged and afraid of using chemical dyes on your scalp and hair, and want to experience a good alternative, you are in the right place. Below we will try to learn more about the characteristics of red henna, completing everything with an unmissable photogallery!
1. Henna: is it to be trusted?
Let’s start by remembering that henna is a completely natural product. It is indeed a dyeing herb that can color its hair simply by leaving the dye on for a while. It is therefore a completely natural technique, which only needs warm water in order to work properly (therefore, no acid ingredients and mix of other substances!).
2. Can it also be used on dirty hair?
Many women believe that red henna produces its best results on dirty hair. Actually the opposite is true: it is certainly preferable to use red henna on clean, freshly washed hair. All the elements of “dirt” on one’s hair (think for example of dust, smog, fat released from the scalp, and so on) could in fact limit the effective transfer of color to the hair.
3. Should the skin be protected?
Red henna, being a completely natural color, does not stain the skin of the face. However, it can stain the skin of the hands you will use for its application. To remedy any problems and a more difficult removal, we therefore advise you to remedy this scenario by wearing gloves during its application on the head.
4. Does red henna cover white hair?
Red henna is one of the few dry herbs that can have the characteristic of covering white hair. As obvious, it is difficult to predict the final result: a lot will depend on the type of dye used, depending on which the white hair could become red, orange or copper. You can of course try mixing red henna with other dye grass to get to other shades.
5. Does red henna darken your hair?
Red henna can darken the hair as you proceed with its application. To avoid darkening the hair, you can use a little trick: apply natural dyes only to regrowth, limiting the full application only every 3 months. Alternatively, you can mix red henna with other grass around it, thus diluting the final color, and the dark effect.
6. How long should the red henna be left in place?
In order to achieve extraordinary results with red henna, the idea of leaving this dye on your hair for a long time must be taken into consideration. As a rule, satisfactory results are obtained at around 5-6 hours of treatment, but if you wish to get the best, it may take even longer.
7. Can red henna be used on chemically dyed hair?
If you have used a chemical dye, you can still make a dye with red henna. The important thing is to try to make sure that the dye is of excellent quality, and is 100% pure and natural. In this way you will be able to be reassured about the possibility that they do not contain chemical additives and, therefore, to protect yourself from unpleasant surprises.
8. How to store red henna?
Red henna can be kept in a sealed envelope after use. The important thing is that the envelope provides for an airtight seal (if not, you can buy it separately) and that allows the substance to keep away from air, heat, light and humidity. Instead, avoid storing dyeing herbs in the freezer, as some believe is appropriate.
9. Can shampoo be used after red henna?
Once you have naturally dyed your hair with red henna, before using the shampoo it is good to wait until the color has finally fixed on the hair. Therefore, in the initial stages, simply rinse with water only, thus delaying the use of these substances to the future. If you then applied red henna to clean hair, you can also … do nothing!
10. Can red henna be used in pregnancy?
No specific contraindications to the use of dyeing herbs during pregnancy have been found, provided they are absolutely pure. In order to ascertain the absence of unwelcome effects, we advise you to consult your doctor, regardless of the type of dye you choose to apply to your hair.