Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Henna Cream

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.


Kittylocks said...

Great result Ofo

Lynneedee said...

Hi Ofo.

Once again you've come to my rescue, right on time!
I need to re-colour my grays in the front hairline and I was saying to my sister that I want to try Henna, never having used it before.
My sister said to be cautious, as some people develop an allergic reaction to Henna.
I've been researching products for the past couple of days to find out what's safe to use.
So your recommendation is very timely!
I'll give Surya Henna Cream a try and let you know how I get on with it.
BTW,your hair is looking beautiful!

anthia-ofo said...

Thx Kitty.
Yes Lynneedee, if henna contains ppd it can cause a serious allergic reaction. Pure henna doesnt contain it so long as you get it from a reputable company. Some pre-mixed henna might and that's why you have to be careful. Surya lists ALL the ingredients. The dye is henna based with added fruits and herbs and preservatives. I read all 179 reviews and researched each ingredient and my conclusion is it's about 95% natural 5% safe chemicals for the purpose of preserving and enhancing the colour. You can actually use a chemical service or standalone henna on your hair after using this product with no damaging effects. It's that gentle. The only sticking point was that the colour being natural is short-lived.