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Tips For Coloring Stubborn Hairline Gray With Henna Hair Colors

Below are some tips for coloring stubborn hairline gray with henna hair colors or henna hair dyes.

I have had a few people ask me this question “henna hair color works great for me, but it doesn’t seem to cover the stubborn hairline gray, what should I do?” This is not because henna hair color doesn’t cover gray but the reason for this is because, you guessed it, the gray along your hairline are resistant to henna hair colors and the solution to cover the gray is very simple.


  1. Slather on the henna hair color on your hairline really thick to where the hair is completely covered and you can’t see the hair at all and then some, more the better, just layer it on.
  2. Another tip is to leave the henna color on for an extra hour from what you normally do. This should further help with color absorption and covering of the gray. Keep the color on your hair for 3.5 – 4 hours.
  3. Also, when you’re covering the hairline, to make sure you got it all, start from beyond the hairline to make sure you’ve covered it all with henna hair color.
  4. Also, make sure to mix your own henna or henna and indigo colors and follow the right processes so their optimum level colors are released.
  5. Make sure to add a bit lemon juice, orange juice or apple cider to your henna mix for optimum color release.

Let us know about your experiences with covering stubborn gray hair. Have these simple techniques worked for you? Please feel free to comment and share your experiences with using henna hair colors/dyes and do share useful tips too.



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How To Do Root Touch Ups With Henna, Indigo & Cassia Hair Colors

How To Do Root Touch Ups With Henna, Indigo & Cassia Hair Colors

First of all, can you touch up your roots with henna, indigo and cassia hair colors? Yes! In this article, we will show you how to do root touch ups with henna, indigo and cassia hair colors (or henna and it’s related hair colors, in short henna hair colors). With henna hair colors, it is suggested that you first go through a couple of complete henna (indigo/cassia) hair color sessions to allow your hair to settle into the color you want before switching to doing just your roots. And, of course, use your judgment to figure out how often  to do root touch ups. Ideally, you want to color your entire head of hair every two to three months or so and switch root touch ups in between the hair-coloring sessions.

henna root touch up

And how do you do your roots with henna, indigo and cassia hair colors? Use the same method you do when you normally color your hair with henna hair color paste but instead of applying the paste to the entire length of hair, just apply the henna paste generously to about an inch up from the roots. Fill the henna up in a squeeze bottle and use it for easy application or just slather it on with your gloved fingers, which I like best and find easiest. Our Natural Nirvaan hair colors come with a pair of free gloves and shower cap for your convenience.

sqeeze bottle for henna

Here are the steps broken down simply:

  1. First divide your hair into two sections on either side of a center part, tie one side up into a pony tail or a put it up into a bun, or if it’s really short, you can ignore this step.
  2. Next, work on the free side, in little sections. Use the pointed tip of the handle of your comb to draw an imaginary line from your front hair line to the top of your head, as far back as you can go, to the right or left of the center part (depending on which side you start with).
  3. Hold the hair up in this section and apply the henna paste about an inch up the hair shaft. Then push this hair over so you can work on the next row of hair and so on.
  4. You can also work in square inch sections and cover it up with aluminum foil but the previous way is better because if you have any left over you can use it to glaze the remaining hair to condition it!

So that’s the way you touch up your roots with henna, indigo and cassia hair colors, if you’re confused or if you have a different method, please share it with us. Questions and comments are always welcome!

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Are All Henna Products 100% Pure & Chemical Free?

Are All Henna Products 100% Pure & Chemical Free?

The answer would be no, not all henna products are 100% pure and chemical free. Even if they advertise it as “natural” there may be PPD etc. in it. Before you buy henna from a vendor – whether it’s from a brick and mortar store or online, make sure you’re buying it from someone who knows their products well including exactly where they’re sourcing their products from. A vendor that cares enough will get their products tested for quality by an independent lab. A lot of the henna store owners out there will buy their products just based on price and not on quality because their motivation is making money and not to bring you a quality product, to change the world or free it of harmful and synthetic chemicals.

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Here’s a recent incident from March of this year, which was reported by Fox News Health, to illustrate that not all henna products available on the market are 100% pure and chemical free. Chemese Armstrong, from Austin, Texas, discovered she had an allergy to PPD (paraphenylenediamine), a harmful chemical used in most permanent hair dyes, and her dermatologist recommended she use henna to color her hair. So, she went to have her hair dyed with henna, which if pure does not have PPD. Before coloring her hair, the stylist even did an allergy test, which did not result in any reaction. They went ahead and colored her hair with the “pure PPD-free henna” and a couple of hours later Armstrong ended up with a really bad allergic reaction to the henna, which obviously contained PPD, to where she ended up in the Emergency Room. Consequently, Armstrong reached out to question the salon about the henna but they did not respond.

This type of behavior is sheer carelessness on the part of the salon owner. If the salon owner in Austin did not know that the henna contained PPD, that’s not ok. They better know what exactly it is they’re selling. They did not care enough to make sure that their products were 100% free of chemicals or they would’ve gotten the product tested by an independent lab to hold their vendor accountable.

Plus, it also shows that they don’t care enough for their customers to make sure they’re selling them a product they say they are selling. If it’s 100% pure, it better be 100% pure. And if they knew that the product contained PPD and used it on Armstrong knowing that she has an allergy to PPD, then it’s negligence on their part. You can read the complete article here – Texas Woman’s Allergic Reaction To Henna Hair Dye

We at Natural Nirvaan would like everyone out there to be aware that 100% pure and natural henna and indigo hair colors do not and should not contain any chemicals. Henna, indigo and cassia are single-ingredient products. It’s unfortunate that henna, indigo and cassia hair colors get a bad name because of the unscrupulous practices of henna manufacturers fed by the demand of sellers that buy these products and pass them off of as 100% pure and natural.

We care about your wellbeing and want you to have a safe and lovely henna journey, please educate yourself about what pure and natural henna, indigo and cassia hair colors are, how they work and what you should look for. If you take the right path to henna hair color – purchase the right product, color your hair the right away, we assure you, this will be the most beautiful and healthiest your hair has ever been.

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Why Is It Important To Use Body Art Quality Henna To Color Hair?

Why is it important to use Body Art Quality Henna or BAQ Henna to color your hair? The answer is simple, Body Art Quality Henna or BAQ henna is the best quality henna you can get. Variables for quality when it comes to henna include – purity, fineness or how well it is powdered, which is measured in microns, and how high the dye content is.

henna tattoos

Countries that produce BAQ henna reserve the best henna or that with the highest dye content for body art. Body Art Quality henna is finely ground and triple sifted to remove all the fibre and stem materials so that a very fine powder remains. The resulting fine powder makes it easy for artists to create intricate designs for henna tattoos or body art. In countries of North Africa, Middle East and South Asia the application of henna tattoos is traditionally and culturally used to celebrate festivals and special occasions like weddings.

henna powder

The finely powdered Body Art Quality Henna not only has a high dye content, which is an important quality to function as a hair color, but is also easy to wash off. So be careful when you buy henna, always buy from a vendor who knows where their product is coming from and whose vision is to provide you with the best quality products. Here at Natural Nirvaan our products are sourced directly from the farmers in India where their main crop is henna. So we are able to bring you the best Body Art Quality Henna at the best price possible because there aren’t multiple middlemen or -women. We also have our products tested at an independent laboratory for quality.

To sum it up, make sure to buy Body Art Quality Henna to color your hair, it’s the best henna hair color you can purchase.

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How To Mix 100% Henna Hair Color For Dyeing Your Hair Red

How To Mix 100% Henna Hair Color For Shades Of Red. I say shades of red as the color will vary depending on your original hair color. Click here for the Natural Nirvaan Color Chart. Herbs added to your henna may be good for your hair but they dilute the color of henna. If you’re going for the strongest shade of red possible with henna, then use just 100% henna.

Your hair color results will depend on your original hair color, it’s variations in shade etc. because henna is a translucent dye that binds to your hair protein to create the resulting shade.

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Mixing henna powder with the juice of a citrus fruit (lemons/oranges) helps in optimal release of henna dye and tea helps in boosting the color released. Brewing your tea with loose leaf tea produces a stronger tea compared to that brewed from tea bags but if tea bags is all you have access to, then that would work just fine but you may have to use a lot more of them.

Mixing your henna with only water produces a very weak release of the henna dye. And do not use hot water or hot tea, you will end up with a weak dye.  Below is a short video on how to mix 100% henna hair dye when you want the deepest shade of red possible with henna. What is your experience with dyeing your hair with 100% henna? Please feel free to get in touch with us here with any questions or comments you may have.

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What Is Body-Art Quality Henna?

Body Art Quality” henna is the best quality henna that you can buy, it is:

  • Henna that has a very high natural dye content.
  • Henna that is very finely ground and triple sifted so it’s easy to apply and rinse off.
  • Henna that is pure: only organic sun-dried, powdered Lawsonia Inermis leaves are used.
  • Body Art Quality henna also makes the most effective hair dye giving you the best results.
  • It also makes for the easiest application process and is also easy to wash off.

Below is a quick 30-second video if that’s all the time you have.