So, I'm 27 yrs old and everyday there seems to be more gray hairs than the day before. Instead of plucking them out, I've decided to dye my hair myself. I've been trying to find an at home kit that isn't full of chemicals. A friend of mine told me she's been using henna on her hair for years. She's a redhead. I'm a brunette. Who knew that you can use henna on every color of hair imaginable!! It's so good for your hair and scalp, and it's 100% natural. Here's the website she sent me to: www.mehandi.com. Hope this is helpful. Oh and they also have 100% natural shampoos and all kinds of other stuff. Happy New Year!!
I'm glad you found henna! It can be quite intimidating at first but I would never, ever go back to chemicals after trying henna. I get my from Lush. It's a brick of nine cubes but I only use three at a time. Usually I grind up the three cubes, mix it with some lemon juice (to help cover the grays,) coffee and a few teaspoons of coffee grinds. There are great "recipes" and lots of pics and advise at Lush forums if you want to check them out. My hair is dark brown and the healthiest and shiniest it's been since I was a little girl! Happy henna-ing!! ; )
I do have another suggestion. Why not let your hair grey naturally? I am 43 years old and decided a year ago that I was tired of having the constant up-keep of maintaining an artificial appearance. I was afraid of using chemicals on my scalp and adding them to an already abused and fragile environment. My hairdresser thought I was crazy but my husband supported me 100%. Now, all the artificial color has grown out and I have been left with natural, silvery highlights that add dimension to my otherwise dark brown hair. It has been a libertating experience. I just thought I might add that as an alternative. Good luck with whatever you decide. namaste.
I used henna for several years - also from Mehandi. I really loved it. The last time I used it, about 2 months ago, I lost a bunch of hair. It came out by the handfuls. The loss has slowed down since, but it scared me enough to not do it again. I called the company and was told to see a doctor as it had nothing to do with the henna. I have read on the forums that it has happened to others. Now, I might attribtue this to menopause. But I have been in menopause for about 4 years. I looked at other possible causes and really came up with nothing that seemed plausible. It may not be the henna, but I think I don't want to test it again. I am using a brownish coloring I get at my health food store to get through the growing out period. BAQ henna does not wash out. You can't bleach it our or oil it out or yogurt it out (all methods suggested on the henna for hair forum). It has to grow out. I have a good stash of henna in my freezer. I hate to toss it out, but I really don't want to use it anymore. All that said, the color you get from body art quality henna is amazing. The shine is amazing. And it is a red that does not fade. All I did was touch up the roots when they grew in. I did a gloss about once every 6 months. I hope this never happens to you and you love your new coloring.
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