If you're having gray hair and dreaming of a chocolate brown hair color
but you don't want to use chemicals on your hair I am happy to tell you Nature has the solution for you: you'll obtain more than satisfying results on your white / grey hair using henna!
I'm tired of reading on important magazines like the italian "Donna Moderna" articles like this one: Henna doesn't cover white hair. It's an italian article, but using google translate you'll find out that essentially they say using henna on grey white hair you may only obtain a red / orange color. This article only misinforms people and it creates confusion, just because the main purpose of the article is to promote chemical dyes.
Well, in order to debunk the myth according to which henna does not cover gray hair, in this post, you'll find not only my testimony with BEFORE & AFTER pictures, but also other women' experiences: they wanted to share with us the results they obtained by dying their white hair with henna and herbal hair colors.
Paid advertisements from the beauty industry lead the press to often choose to promote a product by misinforming people. They choose to do so also because they know that if people were more informed, we would all opt for the natural products our Nature generously gifted us with..
I have always thought that the right thing would be for everyone of us to be able to make our own choices, fully conscious of their pros and cons. Even though henna has its cons, not being able to dye gray hair is not among those.
Therefore, does henna dye gray hair or not?
In this photo you can see: my grey regrowth, the 75-80% of it being white (you can see it in the video below as well as I wanted to remove all doubts about the pictures' accuracy), on the left you can see my chocolate brown hair color obtained with henna (my white hair perfectly covered) while on the bottom right you can see the unique highlights that henna gives to my hair under the golden light of the sunset.
Quoting the article of the magazine I talked about at the beginning of the post, the author only says: "Henna does not cover gray hair, but it dyes it orange. And the final result might be an unpleasant surprise".
Yes, it can be an unpleasant surprise, but only if we give credit only to one source and if we do not deepen our research...
How to go from almost 100% grey hair to a medium brown hair color using henna?
It does not look like orange or red hair, isn't it?
Years ago, when I first started to be interested in herbal hair dyes, it was very difficult for me to find online clear and comprehensive information about them.
At the beginning, I was stuck too, because all my researches pointed out that white hair, after the henna application, would have become orange or red. So, since I didn't want to become a redhead, henna wasn't a valid alternative to chemical dyes, for me.
Fortunately, even though more than one source said that I decided not to give them credit and I continued my research all through the web and I figured it out.
Henna hair dye: BEFORE & AFTER pics - > on gray roots & not only
Just adding a little of Indigo or to our henna mix should help to soften the orange / red natural henna tones and make your hair brown. It's really easy. Yes, it takes patience and determination in order to try to understand which are the perfect percentages and the right mix, both to dye our white hair and to obtain the chocolate brown hair color we wish for.
Light Brown Hair Color using Henna & Herbal Hair Colors
In the video tutorial you'll find below, I suggest you various henna and herbal hair colors mixes, with various percentages, in order to cover your gray hair and to obtain different shades of brown hair color.
Warm Brown Hair Color using Henna & Herbal Hair Colors
Also, you will find two examples of before & after pics of hair with gray roots. These examples are useful to show how versatile henna and herbal hair dyes are.
The video tutorials are in Italian, but English subtitles are available!
If this is the first time that you read about herbal hair dyes and it sounds pretty complicated to you, but you still want to understand how you can dye your hair with henna, I'm sure you'll find this article: Dye your grey hair naturally using henna & herbal hair colors very useful. In it, you'll find everything you need to know about herbal hair dyes and the steps you need to follow if you want to have satisfying results.
From Mahogany to Chocolate Brown Hair Color using Henna & Herbal Hair colors!
So, will you help me debunk the wrong myth that "henna does not dye gray hair" or not? ;)
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