I’m sure I’m not the only one who has never dyed their hair before. All of the horror stories I have heard about hair falling out, turning to hay, and becoming a lifeless blob has completely turned me off to the notion of permanently dying my hair.
If you can relate, you may have never been particularly dissatisfied by your hair color, but perhaps crave a little change and excitement in your look.
A more natural approach to changing the color of your hair has surfaced through the ever growing trend of Henna. No longer is this plant simply for creating gorgeous, ornate, temporary tattoos–it can now be used to temporarily dye your hair.
Lush cosmetics, known for their natural handmade beauty remedies, offers a line of Henna hair dyes in shades called Caca Rouge, Caca Brun, Caca Marron, and Caca Noir, which are reddish, brown, dark brown, and black shades. Although henna will not dye your hair any lighter, the plant is sure to give rich results, nothing akin to a bad chemical reaction.
According to the Lush website, “using henna to color hair is a fabulous natural alternative to synthetic dyes, and it’s a cinch to get sensational results. Each color is expertly blended with henna, essential oils and deeply conditioning cocoa butter, so your hair will be left looking and feeling fabulous.”
There are five steps in using henna dye:
1. Break henna up into large pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
2. Add hot water and let steep. Mix to a batter-like consistency.
3. Put on gloves and apply from back to front, coating hair thoroughly.
4. Cover in cling wrap for a more vibrant red. Leave on for two to four hours.
5. Rinse, shampoo and condition hair
Although it can be a bit messy, it’s nothing a little soap and water can’t clean up afterward.
This is one new hair trend that I am willing to try, as evidenced by the reviews on the Caca Rouge page. Try a new look the natural way and test henna for your hair coloring needs.