How to Cover Grey Hair

For very light grey or white hair, MM Light Blonde Henna is a great way to give greys a natural-looking golden hue. For stubborn greys, silver, or salt & pepper, you may need to switch to shades of brown henna.

First Time Users should choose one shade lighter than their intended color. (i.e. Medium Brown for Dark Brown coverage). This is because henna can maintain current color or darken hair, but henna cannot lighten hair. So if you start out lighter, you always have the option to go darker. Should you still go too dark you may do oil treatments to fade the henna.

If you greys are not fully covered, but you do see a color change that is not red, during the first application first try a second coat of your chosen color. Like paint sometimes henna needs a second coat for the true color to come out. Remember to wait 72 Hours before applying a second coat of henna.

However, most commonly you would need to do a two-step process.

  • Start with Red Henna. Follow red henna instructions and leave in hair for 2 to 4 hours. Rinse and let your hair dry completely
  • Wait 72 hours for that henna to set. You need a nice henna base in order for the indigo to stick in the next step
  • Apply your chosen Shade of Brown

Reasoning:

All Brown Henna Hair Dyes are made up of differing ratios of the same Henna and Indigo

Henna, (light and red coloring) likes to stick to hair, even color resistant greys/whites

Indigo, (blue, providing brown coloring when mixed) likes to stick to henna – not hair

If you put a nice henna layer on your hair prior to using indigo, the likelihood of sticking is much higher

Amla Powder:

To further reduce any red coloring in hair, add the Amla Powder to the Brown Henna Hair Dye, as per the instructions. This will also elongate the color on your hair by a few weeks

Remember Henna is not an exact science and it works differently for each person. Natural products take time but we are more than happy to help you with the process. Visit our Henna FAQs or Contact Us if you have further questions.

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