One of the so-called natural hair dyes available in the market today
is the Henna hair dye.
This type of hair
coloring solution is produced using the extracted pigments from
the leaves of a variety of plants. Because of the concerns regarding
the safety of the use of most commercial hair dyes, particularly
on the cancer-causing compounds in them, the henna hair dye was
another option used for hair cosmetic purposes. It also has the
same effect on hair like that of a semi-permanent
The Henna hair dye is a non-toxic and safe choice as it is purely natural and has no harmful chemicals that may lead to severe hair damage when used over time. How does this type of dye work its magic? Since Henna is made from different leaves that are later transformed into powder form, the only element that needs to be added is water. After adding hot water that forms a paste, this mixture can be applied on the hair. The heat in the mixture as provided by the water helps condition the hair, sealing in needed oils. In addition, using this form of henna hair dye mixture allows the cuticle to tighten which may result to a rich and healthy shine.
Like other beauty products, Henna hair dye can be bought from health food supply shops as well as some beauty stores; however, when buying products that claim to dye hair blonde. Be very careful as these products may deceive you, leading to complicated hair problems.
Here is a quick recipe for making your very own natural hair dye.
You will only need two ingredients:
- 1/2 cup dried sage
- 2 cups water
These are the steps in dying your hair.
- Boil the dried sage on a pot filled with 2 cups of water. Do this for 30 minutes.
- Let the concoction sit for several hours.
- Apply the mixture on your hair, leaving it on until your hair dries.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly and let it dry.