As with any type of chemical process, there are risks involved in using traditional permanent dyes like peroxide and ammonia on your scalp. These chemicals can cause irritation, redness, allergic reactions (due to the use of PPD), as well as burning sensations during application or hours after the application. The solution: Our Natural, Pure, Organic, 100% Plant-Based Hair Dyes like Henna, Indigo, and our Henna/Indigo mixes in the following colors: Brown, Chestnut, Black, and Burgundy, all plant-based and natural.
Pure Henna Hair Dye is made from the henna plant and has been used for thousands of years to dye hair in a variety of beautiful shades. Even though Henna is a popular treatment among those looking for natural, chemical-free coloring, the problem is that sometimes people experience dry or brittle hair after they have their henna treatment done. This blog post will give you some tips on what to do if your hair feels dry after your henna treatment and how to fix it!
This article will discuss the physical structure of hair, the sensory interpretations of “dry” and “moisturized,” and offer solutions for lessening the undesirable texture which many women report experiencing in their first few days following a henna treatmennt
Healthy vs Dry/Damaged Hair
During a henna treatment, moisture and acidity from the paste along with the intermediary dye molecules migrate into the outer layer of your hair. The dye from the henna leaves then bonds to your keratin.
Henna is used to dye the hair with natural rich colors like brown and orange. The process works by plumping the cuticle, as well as breaking up any tangles or knots in your hair. Hair can feel especially dry after a henna treatment, so rinse out with shampoo before conditioning your hair.
What To Do After Henna Application?
Rinse with fresh water and repeat if necessary until you feel the hair is smooth, then make sure to shampoo/condition it as you normally would. The dye from the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) binds to the hair permanently while the paste is in contact with it, and washing will not cause anything to loosen.
If you want to preserve your hair in its original state, process without conditioner, but you can use apple cider vinegar which can increase shine. If you rinse with cool water also, the cuticle will tighten up again as well for a healthier look.
Some More Thoughts
Some people mistakenly believe their hair feels dry after using henna, and some like to add ingredients such as egg, milk, yogurt, oil in order to remedy this feeling of a drying sensation. Now that you know the truth about what’s happening when your hair is feeling dry after henna, you'll understand why these ingredients will inhibit proper natural henna dye uptake. Instead, rinse with cool water.