Chantal-Do NOT use henna tat has PPD. PPD is in regular hair dye. It is the chemical that usually cause allergic reactions. Google henna for hair, mehendi.com, or butters n bars. These sights have high quality henna. I use Light Mountain. It can also be googled. I buy it at Whole Foods. It has premixed colors which are combinations of henna, cassia, and indigo to produce differing colors. All natural. All pure. Finally natural products are hit or miss. Chemical will give a more consistent result but higher chance for problems like allergic reactions.( Which can develop even after years of using the same hair color). Hope this info helps.
I have a couple questions regarding Henna, it's quality and effectiveness.
Before I found your website, I bought a few boxes of Henna at a local Indian place. Most didn't cover the gray. One of them from Achal Impex INC makes a black Henna - Kali Mehandi, which is maybe coming from you. On the box there is a sticker with the listed ingredients: Henna, PPD, citric acid.
- What is PPD, and what it stands for? Is it an abreviated name for p-Phenylenediamine?
- I have chemically dark brown dyed hairs and I applied the
black henna. Does that mean that my hairs will never get lighter?
My Henna Experience | Erica's Blog
[...] This is Lawsone, which is the molecule responsible for the signature red color that you see on the “henna body art” tattoos. Most people don’t know, however, that the lawsone molecule also has a strong attraction to the keratin (hair protein) in your hair! The lawsone molecule binds to the keratin, and stains the hair shaft red. If it interests you, this blog beat me to it to research the reaction and how it works.. http://cthuliz.com/blog/?p=2624 [...]
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I really enjoyed it. I was going to dye my hair with henna powder but I wanted to get a little more information on it. I have dark brown hair already and was wondering what shade it would turn into? Would it still turn the vibrant red that you have or would it be darker?
I have been dying my hair any red from light auburn (which I prefer best) to as dark as Irish Red Auburn, thanks to my stylist who seems to think it should be darker every month for reasons I can't sink my teeth into! I have taken a harvest of hairbrush hair and used OOPS Color Remover to see if the color would lighten considerably. The final result was a gorgeous light ginger auburn which I would love to maintain using henna. Is there a way to achieve this by mixing 3/4 Cassia with 1/4 Henna just to make my normal drab dark blonde/grey roots close to the lighter auburn color? Has anyone done this, and is the application procedure any different?
Thanks for this site. It is very informative.
Great information I love it!! I just started using henna and love the results!! But where do you find it soo cheap? 2 packsge for 1.98 wow!! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org like to know what store. @thank you so much for your info.