Go Natural With Henna Hair Color
If you are looking for a natural alternative to chemical hair dyes, you can consider henna hair color. Widely known as a hair color used to create body art, this plant-based hair color has been used as a hair dye in India, Rome, and Spain for centuries and has gained worldwide popularity.
The henna plant contains a red-orange molecule that can be used to make hair red. Traditionally, henna hair color has been used on darker hair tones and the color will survive multiple hair washes.
The results of henna can be very unpredictable, as it can be difficult to control concentration. Be careful when working with henna for regular coloring tasks, but think twice before using the plant to hide gray hair. Henna will turn that lighter hair orange.
Since henna alone has the power to dye hair an orange-red, some more adventurous dyers and ingredients to modify the complexion: cloves, coffee grounds, red wine, or dried limes. You can also experiment with mixing henna with another natural hair dye. For example, walnut leaves or shells are mixed with henna to produce a brown tint, while saffron or sienna mixed with henna produces a fairer complexion.
Unlike a chemical dye, henna takes a long time to process. You may have to leave it for around 4-6 hours to get the desired shade and even after washing it off, your hair color may continue to change or darken. If you're the kind of person who doesn't like to be surprised or when they don't like their hair color, then henna might not be the best choice for you. Also note that although it is a natural dye, it can cause allergic reactions in some people, so it may not solve the problems so do a patch test and be careful before or while using it.