By Alexis Capers – Alexis Capers is our Enhanced Beauty Salon and Enhanced Beauty Area manager. Join her every other Wednesday for a blog about her journey into natural health & beauty products.
With summer around the corner, many people are looking for a little change. Want a change but not ready for the full commitment? Try henna (henna application services available at our salon) instead! Check out these tips from our stylists on henna and how it benefits your hair:
1) It is safer than chemically coloring your hair and more gentle.
Pure henna is safe and gentle for your natural hair. As you may know, chemical dyes can have an array of negative consequences; but, with henna dye, there are no such risks.
2) Your hair will be stronger and thicker.
Another one of the great benefits of henna for natural hair is that the color molecule in henna is absorbed into your hair shaft where it binds with keratin (the protein your hair is made of). It can also fill in any weak spots in your hair. The result? Stronger, thicker hair.
3) It adds shine and bounce.
One of the benefits of henna for natural hair you will love is that you will often notice that your hair is shinier after you have used henna in it. Many people also experience an added bounce to their hair.
4) It may loosen your curls.
Now, this is one of the benefits that may not apply to everyone. However, if you have really tight curls and you want to loosen them up, without chemicals, henna may be the solution for you. Over a period of time and several treatments, you may see a loosening of your curls, so you don’t have to worry about a drastic curl change that you can’t reverse.
5) It’s easy to apply.
One of the most appealing of the benefits of henna for natural hair is that it doesn’t require an expert to apply it. Henna dye has been used by many people for decades without the need for professional help. At the Enhanced Beauty Salon here at Natur-Tyme, we can give you instructions on how to apply it or you can see a stylist and have them apply it for you.
Products that I’m falling for: To keep those unruly locks tame, reach for these; I love them! Alaffia Curl Rejuvenating Tonic, and Curl Defining Gel will put a soft spring in your curl. Aubrey Sea Buckthorn Leave-in Conditioner & Curl Activator is a great two-in-one product for control and definition. I never leave the house without Giovanni Frizz Be Gone! Curly or straight, it keeps me looking polished! And John Masters Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer is superb for treating dull, dry hair!