You may blue hair dye my excitement earlier this summer, when I decided to try using henna as an all-natural alternative to hair dye. I’ve always enjoyed changing-up my hair color, and thanks to a good friend of mine who happens to be a very talented hair stylist, I’ve had the opportunity to change it rather often.
However, looking for a more natural hair-coloring option, I decided to take a chance and try a henna hair dye that you can use at home. Using Lush’s henna is pretty easy and straight-forward. You simply melt the whole brick in a bowl with hot water, until a mud-like consistency is achieved. It takes a little elbow-grease to break the brick down at first, but before you know it, you’ll have an earthy-smelling mix that’s ready to apply. Like most hair dyes, you’ll want to use gloves when handling this mix. Lush provided these for us when purchasing at their store.
I also recommend standing in your shower while applying to your hair, so that any spills are contained! Again, a good reason to stand in your shower, to avoid staining your counters and floors. It’s also a good reason to protect your skin! Apply to your forehead, ears and neck to prevent staining. This dye takes a long time to set.