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Is Black Henna Real?
In a world where Henna has captivated cultures for centuries. There is a persistent question that reveals itself every now and then – is black henna real? The curiosity about this enigmatic dark hue has surged in popularity, drawing in those enchanted by its edgy and unconventional appeal. Let’s delve into the actualities surrounding this “BLACK HENNA” to demystify the appeal of this mysterious dark hue. Henna is derived from the leaves of Lawsonia Inermis, commonly known as the Henna plant. Its major components include tannins, saponins, alkaloids, resins, and glycoside. Tannin, also known as Lawsone, is a red orange dye molecule that has an affinity to naturally bind with the protein/keratin of skin and hair, leaving behind a beautiful reddish-brown stain. Another component of henna, Saponins, helps in the enhancement of the stain by reducing surface tension which ultimately results in a rich brown shade. When Henna is used in its pure form i.e., free from chemicals or additives, the stain it gives remains bound to the warm spectrum of colours. While **henna alone cannot yield a black shade, to achieve this trick, addition of natural indigo, harmful chemicals or dyes with ammonia is introduced**. Unfortunately, this can come at a cost, causing a shift in henna's pH level to acidic, which ultimately leads to damaging the scalp and hair. Moreover, the use of chemical-loaded dyes raises concerns about carcinogenic effects. In conclusion, the appeal of black henna is, though intriguing, comes with caution due to the use of harmful chemicals. However, there's potential for innovation where we can explore natural alternatives like indigo for a captivating, safe black henna in the future.
4 Ways to Recognize Good Quality Henna
From the beloved memories of our grandmothers and the tales passed down through generations, henna has been a big part of our tradition. The aroma of henna mixing in the air and the warmth of rich stains with shared nostalgic stories binds us all to our roots. But nowadays finding that perfect aroma and that nostalgic stain has become difficult, owing to poor quality henna in the market. It's more than just a cosmetic choice but a nod to the tradition, and a link to our heritage. In this guide, we'll explore four key factors that help you differentiate between the good quality and the not-so-great henna at home.
Does Henna Prevent Greying?
Henna is renowned for its traditional benefits of providing vibrant hues and conditioning the tresses. But if we look beyond its cosmetic appeal and tresses repairing qualities, it actually helps in preventing premature greying of hair. Packed with antioxidants and tannins henna contributes to the restoration of the hair's melanin balance, providing a tough defence against premature greying. The rich nutritional values present in henna act as a protector for the root bulb and hair follicles. By nourishing them, henna provides a balanced space for the melanin production which is important for maintaining the hair’s natural color. The antioxidants in henna further elevate its protective competence, fighting radical damage. The tendency of free radicals roaming around the cells often damage melanocytes, leading to a drop in melanin. The antioxidants n henna well protects the melanocytes and keeps melanin production in check. Henna's natural pigments not only infuse vibrant colors but also fortify the hair, making it resilient to the detrimental effects of external factors.
How to Use NutriMask
Apply 1/3 - 1/2 pack nourishing nutrimask on hair & massage on scalp well. For very long hair use a little more.
Henna or Hair Dyes
When it comes to transforming your hair colour, the debate between henna and hair dyes has been in existence for a long time. Each has its own set of advantages and drawbacks so let's explore them: <br> Pros: <ul><li>Quick & Swift: Dyes are famous for their ability to deliver rapid hair colours within a few minutes of application. </li><li>Desired colour changes: Whether you're aiming for a bold new shade or subtle highlights, hair dyes can offer numerous options to choose from.</li>
How to achieve that Dark brown Shade with Henna?
Are you also looking for a way to achieve that highly sought-after dark shade with henna? Well, it's just around the corner, because we're about to take a turn to the street that has all the secrets of turning those tresses into a luscious, deep-hued masterpiece.
Science of Henna vs Color Dye on Hair
Colouring your hair can be a transformative experience, whether it is to get that new trendy start or just trying out a new look! But do you know what actually happens when you colour your hair, the science behind it?
The Herbal Enhancement of Colour: Best herbs to add in your Henna
Henna in itself is great for your hair! But what if we tell you that it can be more incredible with the incorporation of certain natural herbs? Sounds pretty good right? So let’s dive right into it:
The Hidden Benefits of Henna: More Than Just a Splash of Colour
Henna, known for centuries as a natural dye, has exceeded in its primary role of providing a vibrant colour to hair, offering a plethora of benefits that contribute to overall hair health. In this blog, we will explore how henna goes beyond being just a mere colourant and digs into the pits of prevention, repair, and nourishment.
What All Decide the Stain Left Behind by Henna?
Achieving a rich, vibrant and perfect henna colour involves so much more than just the application. There’s a very delicate interplay of various factors, each contributing in determining the depth and longevity of the stain left behind.