Benefits of henna for hair

Benefits of henna for hair

Henna, referred to by its botanical name Lawsonia inermis, is one of the primary ingredients in many widely used body and hair dyes. One of the first plants utilised for this purpose was this one. In North Africa and Asia, henna leaves have also been utilised for decoration and therapeutic purposes since ancient times.

Henna is regarded as an astringent, purgative, and abortifacient in conventional medicine. But it's also applied to hair. Henna has antifungal characteristics, which make it good for those with dandruff and hair-fall related disorders, as well as other microbiological problems. Henna is rich in tannins, a plant substance that gives teas their deep hue. Tannins also help prevent premature greying of hair. Vitamin E, which is present in henna, aids in softening hair. The plant's natural leaves are a good source of nutrients and antioxidants that promote healthy hair.

Below are the pro’s of using henna

Enhancing hair growth using henna

Henna's organic qualities encourage hair development. A nourishing and growth-promoting essential oil can be made from the powder.

It decreases hair loss

Henna powder and mustard oil are a great combination for treating hair loss.

Henna soothes itching on the scalp.

Henna offers cooling and soothering effects on your scalp that are antifungal and antibacterial. This lessens irritation of the scalp

It is an organic hair colour.

Henna is a natural solution if you don't want to use chemicals on your scalp but yet want to cover grey hair.

There are some drawbacks of using henna, some of which are listed here.

  • colour may fade or become dull over time
  • it requires a lengthy application process
  • it may dry out hair
  • it cannot be bleached
  • it is not advised to use heat styling on salt-and-pepper hair
  • it may contain unwholesome additives
  • it may cause an allergic reaction
  • it may cause a loss of hair texture
  • it can only darken hair not lighten
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