Hair dyeing is a common
phenomenon these days; as you age the graying of hair gradually occurs, while
some dye their hair for an urge to look young; others do it because of fashion
The dyes commonly used to dye hair are chemically produced and highly dangerous
chemicals are used in them; which sometimes can harm your eyes and sight
seriously; other common side effects such as burning, itching, blotching and
swelling are often ignored. Sometimes these chemicals even cause dizziness and
For health conscious people it is a matter of great importance; they keep a look
out for natural coloring recipes and tips. Around the world the fondness to use
natural herbs and avoid chemicals and artificially produced things is increasing
day by day. Most of the common dyeing technique that almost every body knows of,
is Henna commonly known as Mehandi; giving of a red shade to gray hair but
mostly people don't like to color their hair as bright red in Pakistan so they
go for different hair dyes that have harmful chemicals in it.
Henna dye can be given different shades by mixing different ingredients to it.
If you want to give it a brown shade add some gooseberry powder to the henna
mixture, add some clove oil as well. Apply for at least six hours then rinse
thoroughly. Dried black walnut husk powder can also be added to henna to get a
dark brown color.
Another herb named indigo which gives off a velvety dark blue color when mixed
with water can be used. After dyeing your hair with henna and rinsing off the
residue, apply the indigo mixture blended in water and rinse off after an hour,
your hair will turn raven black.
Note: Don't apply indigo on white or gray hairs directly otherwise your hair
will change to a brilliant blue shade; just imagine yourself looking like that.
One more thing many products come under the name of black henna or mehandi; they
are not pure herbal products but mixed with chemicals, look out for fakes.
Indigo is a green colored powder and gives off a blue color after mixing with
water instead of brown or black; that’s the main difference to look out for.
Hope this article helps people in dyeing but without coming to any harm.