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Should I henna my hair?

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Henna is a plant whose leaves produce a red dye.  It’s translucent and conbines with hairs natural tones.  It’s supposed to be a very good conditioner, making hair strong and smooth.  In addition to this it apparently soothes headaches and migraines (I’m a terrible migraine sufferer myself).

You can see from my picture what colour my hair is now. What would you call it – dark blonde? To be honest I’m not sure, it certainly used to be blonde but has gradually been getting darker.  I’ve sort-of wanted red hair since reading The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce.  The heroine – Alanna – was a huge role-model for me in my teens.  My sister dyes her hair red and it looks really nice.

I have never, ever dyed my hair.  I don’t like to fuss over my appearance and rarely wear make-up.  If I started using henna would I be reapplying it all the time?  How tedious is it to do?  Is it worth it?  Do you think it would suit me?  I’d really appreciate hearing peoples experiences and opinions.

2 replies on “Should I henna my hair?”

I'm afraid I don't know anything about actually applying henna, or much about it in general but I might as well comment!

Considering you are little miss migrane then it couldn't hurt to try it, if it supposedly helps hair then that's no reason not to. Your hair is a similar shade to my sister's, which has always been described as Ash blonde I think. She also has dyed her hair red more recently and it does look good, I don't think she used henna though. Personally I think it'd look amazing, so go for it once, even if it turns out to be so expensive and tedious that you never do it again. 🙂

I'm afraid I don't know anything about actually applying henna, or much about it in general but I might as well comment!

Considering you are little miss migrane then it couldn't hurt to try it, if it supposedly helps hair then that's no reason not to. Your hair is a similar shade to my sister's, which has always been described as Ash blonde I think. She also has dyed her hair red more recently and it does look good, I don't think she used henna though. Personally I think it'd look amazing, so go for it once, even if it turns out to be so expensive and tedious that you never do it again. 🙂

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