Are you unsatisfied with your henna hair color? Are you looking to stop coloring and embrace your natural grays? Here, we offer a uniquely natural method to remove henna hair color naturally.
Why Can’t I Just Dye Over Henna Hair Color?
If you try to bleach or dye over your henna-ed hair, the results will be unpredictable. Sometimes chemicals can interact with the henna in your hair, causing strange colors and damage. The best and only natural way to remove and lift henna is with oil. The heavier the oil the better it will work to lift the henna color from your hair. For example, olive oil is one of the best heavy oils to use as a base when you’d like to remove henna naturally.
How to Remove Henna Hair Color Naturally
The most effective treatment is mixture of oils consisting of mostly olive oil, coconut oil and a bit of Argan oil.
- Start by creating the oil treatment. Mix enough oil so that you have an ample amount to cover all of your hair, with a bit leftover for touching up.
- When you have the right amount, apply the oil to your hair from root to tip. When your entire head of hair is covered, we recommend that you leave the oil treatment in overnight using a protective towel to cover your pillow.
- In the morning, to remove the oil treatment, first thoroughly saturate hair with an undiluted MM Shampoo and massage in well. (Since oil and water don’t mix, wetting your hair first would require more shampoo). Rinse. Shampoo normally.
This process will cause the color to fade, however multiple applications are often necessary to fully remove the henna hair color. The number of applications varies from client to client depending on individual hair type and color.
“It did fade! I’m ecstatic! I can tell that a few more oil treatments will pull enough of the henna out that when the redder tips come off I’ll have my Goddess Snow showing!” — About removing the henna hair color and returning to her natural gray hair.