I'd been threatening to dye my hair with henna again. My husband found Surya Brasil henna cream on iherb and got me a box. Back in 2008 I had a run-in with henne hair colour which left my hair brittle. I cant say for sure if henne caused me the problem bc I had used a protein condish before...anyway, I was a bit wary. As you probably know pure henna is the best/ safest. If you are using a premixed henna you must scrutinize the ingredients list carefully. After researching the ingredients I came to the conclusion that although it contains other stuff, the dye would be safe enough in my hair. I checked the reviews and most gave it 4 1/2 stars. The only downside is that it does not last. However it's safe to reapply. So I gave it a go last night. Seeing I only had 1 box,I only did only my roots and hairline.
I was pleasantly suprised to find my greys covered. How long it will last is yet to be seen. It was super easy to apply. I left it on for 2hrs even though it says 40 min. Being a gentle henna based colour, it can be reapplied frequently without fear of damage. As I said before, pure henna pure body quality henna is safest to use. I have both henna and indigo powder but I've put off using them because it's so messy to use,long preparation time and so so hard to wash out ..and I'm not sure how great coverage will be. I may yet use it, but for now this is easy.
These are some of the claims: Hypoallergenic,dermatologically tested, vegan,colours while conditioning and revitilizing your hair,based in principles of ayurveda,formulated with a botanical comlex of 15 herbs&fruits. Won't harm your hair or health.
It contains Henna,arnica,guarana,acai,jua,aloe vera,brazil nut , essential oils, preservatives etc
I must add that it seemed loc-friendly ie easy to apply, easy to wash out, no bits and gung getting into the locs.
Well, so far so good.