Henna or Dye?

8:39 AM Keenya Kelly 0 Comments

Hello Ladies!!! So yesterday looking through the recent edition of Essence Magazine..something caught my eye...HAIR COLOR!! My hair has been dark brown/black since 2006, but right about now I am itching to try something new. I was thinking about a blowout, Twists, but yesterday I began considering color!!!! I figured that since going natural I should minimize hair dyes....so I started thinking about Henna. I don't know much about it at all, but I saw a sis at church go from Black to a Reddish/Brown Color and it looks amazing on her...so hmmmm. I went onto http://www.afrobella.com/ and saw this article. Check it out.

"The temperatures are sizzling, and so are the popular hair colors! Red hair is back with a vengeance, and you’re more likely to see women with russet, scarlet, or wine-colored streaks in their hair this season. But what about women with natural hair, or for those of us who may be concerned about the damage hair dye can bring?
For us, there’s henna – the flowering plant that’s been used to dye everything from skin to cloth since the Bronze Age. Henna has been embraced by the natural hair community for being natural, potent, and a generally beneficial treatment for hair that needs strength, shine and color. But if you’re a newbie to henna, where do you begin? There are some great online resources for anyone with questions. Here are my top favorites.

Curly Nikki is an amazing site for anyone with naturally kinky, coily hair – and over time her site has evolved into an invaluable resource for anyone interested in henna. Just visit her site and click on the henna tab right at the top, and you’ll find all the benefits, tutorials and recipes you need!
The Henna For Hair site is a complete online source for everything you need to know – from the history and science of this natural plant based dye, to warnings, and where-to-buy links. Anyone about to embark on the henna experience should download the free e-book, How To Henna Hair.
YouTube is the ULTIMATE resource for just about anything you want to learn, and henna is no exception! You can find awesome videos by popular vloggers – hennapage, lovelyti2002, and tonidaley80 all have great tutorials and that’s just the beginning. If you’re looking for a special review of a henna product, here’s the best place to look.
So now that you’ve got insight and advice on what to do with henna, where do you buy it? Many naturals prefer the Mehandi variety, and their site is also remarkably informative. Lush sells a range of henna that promises stunning color – it comes in shades ranging from brown to black, all pressed into lovely blocks reminiscent of Russian tea (as seen in the photo above!). And on the indie haircare tip, there’s Henna Melts by TheHairShebang on Etsy. In addition to the step-by-step melts, Hair Shebang also offers a Selah Moisture Spray that offers hydration to the thirstiest strands. E mail her for more info."

If you've tried Henna before and had great results, please let me know. I'm seriously considering it.