Healthy Hair Habits: Henna AKA Lawsonia Inermis

Henna, also known as Lawsonia Inermis, is a leafy plant that has a orange-red dye molecule, lawsone. If a company is claiming that you can dye your hair different colors with their henna it is NOT henna! True Henna will only dye hair and skin orange-red! What these companies are really selling are usually metallic dyes which are actually bad for the hair! If you use regular hair dye over these your hair could suffer sever damage! So try to stay away from these fake henna hair dyes:)
So what’s so great about henna? Well for starters it’s a natural dye so it won’t damage the hair! Henna also penetrates the hair shaft, strengthens it, smooths the cuticle, thickens the hair, and makes your hair more resistant to breakage!
Henna can be messy to mix so I always put down old newspapers on my bathroom floor before mixing and applying. I personally buy my henna from!
To learn how to mix and apply henna, check out this video from one of my favorite Youtubers:


I hope this helped some of you out, happy hair days! 🙂

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