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Henna Brow Tinting Tips: Dos and Don'ts

By Maheen Virani

Henna Brow Tinting Tips: Dos and Don'ts

By Maheen Virani

Today, the hair experts here at Godefroy are here to cover henna! It this blog, we will be discussing all things henna, and explaining what exactly it is and what it is used for. From the rich history of henna, to how it can be used to tint your hair, to the pros and cons as using it for a brow tint, we cover it all. Keep reading to find out more!

What Is Henna?

Henna is a natural dye that can be used for our hair, clothes, and body. Derived from Lawsonia imeris plant, henna is extracted from the leaves of the plant and ground into a fine powder that is then mixed with various ingredients to create a paste-like consistency.   

The Rich History of Henna

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Today, henna is not only used for body art, but it is used to dye clothing and even your hair! Since henna is a natural ingredient, it makes a great option to avoid any damaging, toxic chemicals you would encounter with your typical boxed dye. Although henna is a natural dye, it does not necessarily mean it suits everything and everyone. Here at Godefroy, we want you to know the pros and cons of henna and help you decide if this is a good option for you!

Henna For Brow Tinting: The Pros

Henna is an old hack for hair dyeing that has been used by many cultures for centuries. It can add shine to dull, brittle hair and enhances warm brown and even reddish tones. It can also be used to tint eyebrows! There are a lot of benefits of using henna instead of your usual hair dye. It can help prevent dandruff, prevent hair loss, and can sometimes last longer than chemical dyes. However, to be fully transparent, there are cons to this hair dyeing technique as well.

The Cons

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Tips For Using Henna on Hair

Now that we have given you the rundown on henna, let’s discuss how you can use it when dying your hair! It is not very common for salons to dye hair with henna, so you will most likely have to do it from your own home.  

  1. Prep your skin. Henna is known to heavily stain, so apply any kind of ointment such as Vaseline or Aquaphor around your hairline and ears to act as a barrier.  
  2. Mix henna and hot water. Henna typically comes in a block or powder, so you will need to mix it in hot water until it releases its dye and becomes a thick paste.  
  3. Apply. To avoid patchiness, section off your hair into at least four sections and evenly apply and massage the henna paste with gloves or a brush. 
  4. Wait a few hours. Depending on the formula and the color and texture of your hair, you may need to let it sit between 2-4 hours. This is a very time consuming process.
  5. Wash it out. Use your regular shampoo and conditioner to wash out the henna; however, avoid using protein-heavy formulas to prevent damage.  
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Know What is Best For You!

After doing our research, we have concluded that henna can be a good alternative for dyeing your hair, if you are looking for something more natural with less chemicals. It can be an easy and affordable way to dye your own hair at home. We still recommend that you do your own research and if its your first time, always do a patch test to see how your hair/skin reacts to henna. For brow tinting, we recommend sticking to a product that is 100% safe to be used around the eye area! Our Instant Eyebrow Tint is a great option, since it is formulated specifically for your brows. Thanks for reading!

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