So, I've promised you a short post about the hair colour I'm using, called "henna".
It's a greenish/brownish powder made from leaves of the henna tree (Lawsonia inermis).
This substance have been used since the Bronze age (!) by people all over the world
to colour their hair, skin, nails and even silk and wool. You can also use it to
colour and protect leather.
Using henna instead of regular hair colour have really made my hair feel smooth
and full of life (before I both bleached it and dyed it red). It also feels better to know
that I'm not using a bunch of chemicals just for the sake of looking pretty - it's
all just a plant, hot water and sometimes a spoonful of honey to bind it together.
Almost like making tea!
|Me, looking good while using henna. Plastic bag to keep it moist!|
I'd recommend everyone to try this if you want red or brown hair (there's also black and "neutral"/blonde henna, but I don't know much about it since I've never used it...).
It's cheeper than most of the ordinary hair colours you find in the stores, healthier and
over all much better for your hair! You can find it in most health stores in Sweden,
and I think it's quite common all over the world.