PROS OF HENNA :In its natural form, henna is completely safe and has no side effects. It strengthens and smoothens your hair shaft and gives you a lustrous shine. It also gives fabulous hair colour coverage, making the shade richer with every application
Cons of henna: One of the cons of this otherwise perfect ingredient is that it does not offer you much variety in terms of hair color. You cannot change your hair colour every month by using henna. And well, the results after applying mehendi can be quite unpredictable. Mehendi is also sort of drying, so you have to ensure that you employ a deep conditioning treatment after applying it. But honestly, the most tedious part about henna is that its application is very messy and time-consuming.
Pros of chemical dye: One of the most obvious advantages of chemical dye is that it gives you the liberty to change your hair colour as often as you want, and gives you a variety of options to choose from. Compared to henna, it is also relatively quick and convenient and far less messy.
Cons of chemical dye: The cons of chemical dyes are far more than its advantages. Chemical dyes have been known to cause allergic reactions, hair loss, lupus, asthma, and even dementia. Besides these severe side effects, chemical dyes can also over-process your hair, stripping the hair cuticle and leaving it porous. Colouring your hair with these dyes also requires major upkeep with regular touch ups, which adds on to the final cost of getting your hair coloured
If you’re wondering how to include this magic ingredient in your beauty regimen, please, let us help. These handy hair masks and hair packs can be made right in your own kitchen, and will be amazingly beneficial for your hair.
Henna, egg and curd mask: Mix 2 tbsp of henna powder and 1 tbsp of shikakai powder with some water to make a paste. Let this soak overnight. In the morning, add one egg and 1 tbsp curd to the mix. Apply this directly onto the roots and lengths of your hair, and leave it on for 45 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and a mild shampoo. Repeat this once a week for a gorgeous, shiny mane.
Henna and banana hair pack: Mix 2 tbsp of henna powder with some water to make a thick paste, and soak it overnight. Mash a ripe banana into the paste in the morning and set it aside. Wash your hair regularly with a shampoo, and use this pack instead of a conditioner. Just apply it on and let it works its magic for five minutes, before washing it off with cold water. Repeat once a week.
Henna and multani mitti hair pack: Mix 2 tbsp of henna and 2 tbsp of multani mitti with some water to make a consistent paste. Apply this on your hair before you turn in for the night, wrapping your hair in an old towel so as to not soil your sheets. Wash the pack off with a mild shampoo in the morning. Repeat once a week to cleanse your scalp and curb hair loss
Henna and amla hair pack: Mix a cup amla powder and 3 tbsp henna powder with 2 tbsp fenugreek powder and some water to make a paste. Add an egg white and the juice of a lemon to the mix, and let it soak for an hour. Apply this directly on to the roots and lengths of your hair, and leave it on for 45 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo, and repeat it once a week to boost hair growth.