The Henna Hack For FAST Super Moisturized Hair

Got 8+ hours to do a hair treatment? I know some of you ladies do, but I’m sure many of you certainly don’t have time for that! If you love the thickening and conditioning effect of henna, you’re going to... Continue Reading

5 Ways Henna Can Treat Your Hair and Scalp Problems

Though henna’s intended use is for creating intricate, yet beautiful designs on the body, women have been using the natural plant-based dye to remedy other issues with their hair and scalp. Different cultures have been taking advantage of this plant... Continue Reading

How a Faulty Henna Treatment Caused My Hair to Fall Out in Chunks

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Have you ever watched your hair disintegrate into a hot mess right before your eyes? Hair falling out all over the place, color looking all ratchet, treatment made your hair feel like straw? I have. It was... Continue Reading

Is It Safe to Dye Natural Hair After Using Henna?

When I began henna-ing my hair over two years ago, I did it for one reason: to help thicken and strengthen my severely heat damaged strands. Over time, henna proved to be effective at not only that, but at helping... Continue Reading

Is Henna Worth It? The Pros and Cons

By Jarmelia of DIY Hair Care Blog  Henna has some undeniable benefits for hair, which is why so many people use it and love it. Some of these pros include: 1. Stronger Hair – The lawsone (dye) molecule penetrates the hair shaft, binding... Continue Reading

How Henna Colors Hair

By Joe Parker of Cush Cosmetics The Origins of Henna Before I delve into mechanics of henna, I think it’s important to know a little bit about its rich history.  The henna bush is indigenous to North Africa, the Middle... Continue Reading

Natural and Commercial Hair Coloring Options

By Jenteel of Conscious Heart and Mind Color is fun, fun, fun! But you must be cautious! QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE COLORING 1) Why do you want to color your hair? a) Is it worth any potential risk? Not just... Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Henna for Hair

Over the next few weeks our resident scientist, Jc will be examining products and ingredients that are popular in the natural hair world — not to disparage them, but to provide a well-rounded view of them. The word natural is... Continue Reading

Henna vs Protein Treatments: Which is Better for Strengthening?

Janelle (not pictured) says; Thanks to the information on your site, I’m realizing that I need to do some kind of strengthening treatment on my fine strands. I know that protein treatments work by depositing protein on the cuticle, while... Continue Reading

Henna vs Commercial Dye

By Nicole of HairLiberty.org Henna is a plant that grows in the hot, dry climates of the Eastern hemisphere. For decades, women from North Africa, India, and the Middle East have used henna to stain their hair, skin, and nails.... Continue Reading

To henna or not to henna

Reader Tiffany says; Hey Leila, I have a question and wonder if the BGLH community can help me. I have very fine hair and, after doing some research, I think henna might help to thicken up my strands. But I’ve... Continue Reading

An Introduction to Henna for Natural Hair

henna henna, lawsonia inermis, is a plant found in the middle east, africa and india • known for decorating the skin and depositing color onto the hair • the dye molecule lawsone is found within the leaves and must be... Continue Reading