Henna is a natural alternative to the traditional hair dye, and it is better than the chemicals in box dye. Apart from changing the colour of your hair, there are some other benefits to using henna in your dreadlocks.
This natural product is an excellent conditioner for your dreadlocks and can strengthen your locs. Henna can restore your pH level in your hair and scalp and can stay in your dreads for up to 4-6 weeks. However, it is difficult to lighten your hair or lift out of your dreadlocks, making it the perfect product to cover up grey hair or hair bulb.
Henna Boost Dreadlocks Growth
Henna promotes hair growth with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties since it cools the scalp, helping you maintain scalp health. Furthermore, they keep dandruff at bay as it balances the oil production and removes any excess oil in your scalp.
They also nourish your hair by repairing damages plus, research has shown that henna reduces split ends and hair loss. But the chemicals in henna can dry your dreadlocks, causing it to become rough. To prepare this product for hair growth, add 1/2 cup of henna, 1/4 cup of water and coconut oil to an applicator bowl and apply the mixture to your hair.
Leave-in for 2-3 hours under a shower cap, rinse and shampoo your hair.
Benefits Of Henna On Dreadlocks: A Natural Hair Dye
Henna covers your dread with a rich dark colour, yet still maintaining the structure of your hair shaft. Because henna dyes don’t penetrate the cortex of your hair, this means your dreadlocks will keep its moisture and flexibility.
The results of using henna depend on the colour of your hair. As it is fantastic for people who needs a colour boost and as I mention above cover greys and hair bulbs. One downside to henna is it will take a very long time to wash out of your dreadlocks and can stay up to 1-2 months into your dreads.
A great brand to use for your dreadlocks is the Henna guys, with over 12 different colours the package includes all natural products, no parabens and additives.
Makes Your Hair Thicker and Shiny
Henna makes your hair thicker and healthy as it creates a protective coat around your hair shaft. It also restores acid-alkaline and balances your scalp without affecting your dreadlocks. Similarly, because it locks in the moisture in your hair, it makes your locs stronger but soft.
Mixed For thick hair:
- 1 tablespoon of pure Henna.
- 1/2 gallon warm water
- 1 tsp coconut oil.
Mix henna and coconut oil with the 1/2 gallon of water and rinse your hair with the mixture.
Henna is a popular beauty product of India because of the amazing cooling effects it has a host of benefits for your dreadlocks. These include a natural hair dye, conditions your dreads and repair damaged locs.
How To Dye Dreadlocks With Henna And Indigo
A plastic bowl.
2 tbs Sea Salt.
- Wash dreadlocks before adding Henna dye.
- Add Henna products into a bowl and with the 2tb of sea salt to release the dye.
- Add water and mix until the henna is in a paste.
- Cover and let dye release 6-12 hours before application.
- Then apply the mixture from roots to end with gloves.
- Cover hair in a disposable shower cap or plastic wrap.
- Leave in dreadlock for 12hours, wash, and apply indigo. After 10 hours, rinse the indigo out of the hair.
- Conditioned hair and enjoy your results.
Lastly, the best henna to use in your dreadlocks must be 100% pure this means with no added chemicals or additives. It is important to know that henna doesn’t come in a rainbow of colours and the end results depend solely on your hair’s natural colour.
My name is Penny Thomas, I love blogging, and the founder of HTW dreads. I had dreadlocks for the past tens years. However, I cut my hair off to grow them with natural oils and no wax. Apart from my hair, I love reading and swimming.