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It’s time to get that lustrous shine with the best henna mehndi for hair

Tried several hair treatments and still not getting that glossy and strong hair? Even after using toxin-free shampoos and hair oil, you might miss the quality you’d like to achieve. Besides castor, onion, almond, and all other natural hair treatments, one of the most valued ingredients hidden in plain sight is henna for hair or mehndi. 

There has been a recent increase in the number of people trying to add color to their hair. People all over the world use henna for hair nourishment. However, despite being a rage nowadays, hair coloring isn't a recent phenomenon and dates back to several thousand years. Before the invention of artificial hair colors, people worldwide used naturally-derived henna mehndi or Indigo to dye their hair.

Apart from being a great ingredient to strengthen, condition, and nourish the tresses, henna is also used to dye the hair naturally. In ancient times, the leaves of this plant were used for hair care traditionally, but one can use henna powder nowadays to reap the same benefits. 

Using henna powder to make hair healthier and shinier

Extracted from the evergreen and flowering henna tree (or Lawsonia inermis), this eponymous ancient herb is rich in therapeutic properties. People associate its origin with India due to its significance in the tradition of Indian weddings, but it was used in Egypt for beauty purposes by pharaohs and the famed Egyptian queen, Cleopatra too. 

Hair care experts advise using henna for hair care for this plant’s antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has thus been widely used in traditional, Ayurvedic, and Unani medicine. It contains phyto components such as naphthoquinone derivatives, phenolic compounds, terpenoids, sterols, essential oils, flavonoids, and amino acids that help nourish the hair roots and slow down premature graying. Backed by naturally coloring agents, it caters to various cosmetic needs such as hair dyeing or body art. 

It is best to use henna leaves or products that feature natural henna paste. Using toxin-free hair care products like Mamaearth Henna Oil for Hair Color, Natural Henna Paste, and Henna Shampoo (a sulphate free shampoo) will help you prevent various signs of aging and provide your hair with a rich natural color. 

Types of henna leaves

We advise opting for only the safe, gentle, and toxin-free hair care products. You should carefully read the ingredients and labels on a hair care product to ascertain its safety and efficacy before you buy it. This also goes for henna powder for hair and similar products made using this coloring plant’s leaves.

  1. Natural henna: Derived from the henna leaves, an Ayurvedic herb leaves an auburn or orange color on the shafts when used on hair. It is known to heal various scalp conditions, stimulate new hair growth, and impart rich color to the hair.
  2. Neutral henna: Extracted from a different plant known as Cassia Obovata Coll, it is used as a laxative. While it may not be a proper dyeing agent as it imparts slight color change, it does contain mild antibacterial properties. Also, it can be used as a perfect conditioner and a sun protectant. 
  3. Black henna for hair: This is the impure form of henna as it contains multiple chemical dyes that are added to it, creating a darker and long-lasting shade. The chemical dyes are harmful and can cause dermatitis. When a henna hair dye is applied to hair, it gives a temporary orange-brown color to your hair or skin. 

Knowing the benefits of henna for hair 

This green-colored plant offers a reddish-brown tinge to the hair when applied as a paste, a form called mehndi. This paste offers multiple hair care benefits because it nourishes and imparts a natural shine, besides strengthening the strands from root to tip.

So, let's have a look at the benefits of henna for hair:

  1. Maintains scalp health:  Loaded with several cooling, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties, the toxin-free henna paste can easily help you get relief from itchiness and inflammation on the scalp and skin caused by dandruff. Apart from the leaves, extracts from the bark and roots of the plant offer anti-inflammatory properties. Massaging your hair with Mamaearth’s Henna Hair Oil and washing it with a mild shampoo will ensure good scalp health. 
  1. Promotes hair growth: Henna benefits the scalp by assisting with hair re-growth in affected areas. Backed by various plant compounds such as naphthoquinone, flavonoids, saponins, and alkaloids, the best henna for hair also prevents hair fall. 
  2. Strengthens and repairs hair: Using henna for hair nurtures and strengthens the hair. In addition, it protects the hair against harmful environmental stressors by forming a protective layer. This layer seals the hair cuticle that prevents frizz, split ends & hair breakage, preventing the hair shaft from photodamage. It makes your hair smooth and shiny. Do not forget to seal the moisture into the hair with the natural hair growth serum. Regularly using henna mehndi for hair helps control various signs of premature aging.   
  1. Curbs oil production and balances pH levels: Henna is quite effective in maintaining the good health of the scalp as it is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. It helps balance the skin's pH levels and controls your scalp's oil production.

    It helps unclog hair follicles by removing excess oil, grime, and dirt from your hair, restoring the normal functioning of sebaceous glands. It keeps the scalp odor-free, fresh, and clean.
  2. Combats premature greying: Prolonged exposure to harmful environmental stressors and living a sedentary lifestyle causes excess melanin production, leading to oxidative stress. Using a toxin-free henna powder for hair helps reduce oxidative stress and prevent premature hair greying.
  3. Promotes wound healing: A natural Henna leaf paste helps treat scalp wounds caused due to cysts or excisions. It reduces inflammation and increases wound contraction rate. Also, it promotes collagen production in the body, promoting new hair growth in the affected area. 

Benefits of Henna Oil for Hair Growth and Thickness

In India, dark color is to hair what blackness is to an eye kajal. So, henna leaves or powder helps you get closer to darker and stronger hair. It is an excellent ingredient for boosting hair growth and strength. You can use it as an individual ingredient or in combination with other natural ingredients to reap the benefits of this dark-green-colored powder.

Note: You may also check henna hair oil prices online on our website. We offer a complete range of safe and gentle hair care products that help treat various hair care issues. You may also check for other skincare products like hand cream too.

Here are some of how you can use it:

  1. As hair conditioner: If you want to formulate a nourishing hair conditioner, you can easily make it at home by mixing one tablespoon of yogurt, one tablespoon of avocado paste, and one tablespoon of olive/ jojoba oil into the paste of henna powder for hair and water. Also, you can try out a variety of toxin-free and nourishing hair conditioners for your hair, especially made with the goodness of natural ingredients.
  2. As hair oil: You can add a few tablespoons of hair-growth promoting oil such as bhringraj, almond, and onion to the paste of fresh henna leaves. A mix of henna and castor oil for hair growth nourishes the hair and scalp. On the other hand, you can check out the range of Mamaearth henna for hair products. 
  3. As hair packs: Various natural ingredients such as Amla, Egg, Curd, Banana, Multani Mitti, Green Tea, Coffee, etc., can be mixed well with the henna paste. They target various signs of aging and hair concerns. 

How to apply henna on hair?

  • Soak the natural henna powder in an iron container with Tea, Water, or Coffee overnight. Add a sprinkle of lemon juice, yogurt, or egg for additional conditioning.
  • Wash your hair with a toxin-free shampoo for dry hair a day before you plan to apply henna mehndi if you have dry hair. Pamper your hair with a natural conditioner for dry hair for intense moisturization. 
  • Wear an old T-shirt and towel to cover your neck and shoulders. Apply coconut oil or petroleum jelly to your hairline to prevent henna stains on your skin. 
  • Divide your hair into small sections and attach a hair clip before applying henna. 
  • Apply the paste on clean hair from the roots to the tips of your hair. Ensure that henna covers each strand completely. 
  • Once done, cover your scalp with a shower cap and leave the mixture applied for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Rinse your hair with a safe and gentle shampoo for hair after a day. This would help cleanse the scalp of any pollutants, excess oil deposits, and pollutants from the scalp. Be sure to check that the shampoo is toxin-free and that it does not contain sulfates and SLS.
  • Be sure not to chemically treat or blow dry your hair after you have washed your hair.

Note: It also helps to use a hair mask before using a shampoo and conditioner. It cleanses the scalps and makes the follicles more resilient to external environmental triggers.

Star ingredients in our best-selling henna for hair range

  • Henna: A natural hair dye that strengthens, nourishes, and conditions hair while treating various hair concerns. 
  • Coffee Oil: Backed by essential antioxidants, it promotes hair growth, enhances its texture, and adds shine to your hair.
  • Indigo Oil: It is quite effective in treating dandruff and premature aging. It also helps calm the scalp and condition dry hair. 
  • Coconut Oil: Backed by essential vitamins and fatty acids, it nourishes hair and accelerates hair growth.

Pampering those curls to an auburn color with the best henna for the hair range

Want to achieve an itch-free scalp and healthier and lustrous hair? We are here to help! Our safe, gentle, and toxin-free products provide our customers with a nourishing and pampering experience. Using products like hair serum can help strengthen the hair roots and nourish the hair follicles for faster growth.

At Mamaearth, we have identified this green-coloring plant as an age-old remedy to get a natural orange glow on our hair. In addition, it provides various other nourishing benefits to our hair. So, if you want that tangy light glow on your hair and pamper your hair with the best, we recommend you check out Mamaearth Henna for the Hair range.

Mamaearth is Asia's 1st brand to be certified with Made Safe certifications because we ensure that our products are formulated from natural extracts. These products are devoid of harmful ingredients such as Parabens, Phthalates, and Mineral Oils, Sulfates, and other harmful substances. 

PS: You may also try our exclusive range of safe and toxin-free Beard Oil with three variants. These variants are made using onion oil, almond oil, or tea tree oil- and we recommend you take your pick today!

Getting that Glowing Skin with Goodness of Natural Ingredients

Everyone loves flawless skin but using skincare products made of harmful chemicals will not do it. Seeing that, everyone is shifting to healthy and natural choices. Most people use sunscreen to protect their skin from UV rays, while others may think their body care plans are more important.

As a result, more people are switching to natural beauty products. If you do not have time to check out the ingredients and compare the brands, try Mamaearth products such as face wash, body lotion for body and hand, SPF cream, face toner, and much more. 

Thus, skincare experts recommend safe and gentle skincare products for routine and home-based care. These products should be made of natural, toxin-free ingredients and safe for people of all skin types. At Mamaearth, we offer a wide range of face mask and creams that you may use to achieve a stunning glow on your face.

If you delve deeper into a personalized skincare routine, you will find that it would also comprise some other less-related but equally important skincare elements. For example, you may also pep up your skincare experience with face serum too- these are highly concentrated solutions that help you minimize skin pores and drive out pollutants.

Henna for Hair Products Price List in India

Henna Products List Price
Henna Paste 200 g (Pack of 2) Rs 249
Natural Henna Paste with Henna & Dark Roasted Coffee for Rich Naturally Colored Hair - 200 g Rs 349
Henna Conditioner with Henna and Deep Roast Coffee for Premature Greying - 250 ml Rs 349
Henna Hair Oil with Henna & Coffee Oil for Premature Graying - 150 ml Rs 419
Henna Shampoo with Henna and Deep Roast Coffee for Premature Greying - 250 ml Rs 349

Mamaearth products price list was last updated on Sep 23, 2022