Can you suggest a natural-based hair color that gives really good coverage for salt and pepper graying hair? I recently lost hair due to illness; however, I have some fragile new growth and want to stay away from the brand I use.
Great question. Have you ever tried Henna hair color? You can get natural grey coverage,boost shine and color while maintaining strength and elasticity! Amazing stuff eh?
Henna comes from a plant native to India. The real version of henna is red, it will only give you red hair. Most companies will mix the henna with indigo powder and/or cassia leaf powder. This way it remains natural and will give a much broader range of colors to choose from. I love deep, rich, chocolate browns so I choose a dark brown or sable henna shade.
Just be sure to check the label! Some commercial, pre-mixed hennas will have scary additives like heavy metals. The only thing you want to see on the list is powders from leaves like the cassia and indigo – no waxes, filler or junk.
I personally use the Rainbow henna. On their site they explain their history and that they’re cruelty free “You can count on Rainbow for safe, gentle cruelty-free formulas using Organic & Natural ingredients & extracts, colloidal oatmeal and naturally derived fragrances.” Phew!
Henna smells very, er, natural. Yes, natural. It has a smokey, herb scent. I actually love it! Some people think it smells like mud or something but i think it smells very earthy.
Tip: If you mix in some apple cider vinegar and some dark roast freshly brewed coffee, you’ll get a deep rich color and grey coverage boosting properties! Plus you smell like an earthy cafe!
I am confident that this will be a great addition to your routine and give you a color and shine boost, strength and coverage that you’re looking for.
Stay golden, or Brown or red, or black.
*repost of my original blog post on ieatgrass.com
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