The Benefits Of And How To Henna Relaxed And Natural Hair Part 1

2128l0kDTELJust bear in mind that pure natural henna of the highest quality only comes in one color and should not have any variation as opportunists would have you believe. Black henna is simply not henna.

Here is a fun fact, did you know that Lucille Ball from ‘I Love Lucy” used henna to get her famous red hair? she dyed her hair using pure henna and at that time getting it in its purest form was rare in areas such as the United States, which is a far cry from how things are now.

How Does Henna Work

This will involve a little science so put on your left brain thinking caps on. The Henna molecule lawsone like water, and coconut oil is small enough to penetrate the hair shaft.

Because of lawsone’s high affinity for keratin, once you apply the paste to your hair the dye molecule migrates into the shaft binding with the keratin within. This binding effect not only strengthens your hair but allows the color to pretty much stick to the strand leaving it with a  rich red color.

Henna molecules binding with keratin is what makes it most like a protein treatment, because the dye helps to fill gaps and holes created in our hair shafts as a result of day to day styling. This is also the reason why henna is considered a permanent color treatment. While a little henna may be lost with each consecutive wash, it’s usually impossible to completely remove henna from your hair.

Another fun fact. A henna tattoo is technically a permanent tattoo. The reason it fades is that you are constantly losing skin cells and as the cells containing henna are lost, your tattoo fades.


Another thing to note is that your hennaed head will more than likely look different from another woman’s hennaed head even though the dye is the same color. The color that you get depends entirely on what color your hair was to begin with and how much of the lawsone bonds to your hair.

Originally posted 2013-04-03 15:00:45.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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can you do this treatment and follow with a caramel treatment or coconut and lime treatment a week after. thank you

HisDestiny Forevvr

Henna tip… a lot of people don’t like to use Henna because it makes your hair orange… but then also strengthens the hair and binds split ends.. I like to use the henna..the next day.. take one pack of black henna and comb it over the hair.. not fully saturating all the hair.. leaving some orange hair untouched… maybe leave it on 5 minutes… and you have the most beautiful two tone hair that looks amazing, natural and very healthy

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Pearlena Key Glenn

Are you going to do it?

BigPretti Adriana Froust-Massie

Not yet lol I didn’t read it yet

Shalease-Marie Howard

I used it for color it worked a little

Aceboone Coone

I want to try This just watched it on u tube how long do you leave it on for short hair

HisDestiny Forevvr

Leave it on for hourssss..as long as u can take..rinse it out..wait one day before u use product..n always sift before using..otherwise ull have sticks n leaves in your hair

Celeste Jackman

Yes i would like to try a protein treatment

Aceboone Coone

Where do you buy this can you get it st the hair salon?