We all love the winters but not its harsh effects on our hair. With a drop in temperature, we all witness some significant changes in our hair texture and health like dandruff, hair fall, and most importantly, dryness and dullness. The cold winds tend to remove moisture from the hair and make them rough and frizzy. While we think that using a good shampoo and conditioner will prevent this condition, it gets disheartening to see that even they fail in bringing back the lost shine and moisture. On the contrary, they further aggravate the situation. Winter, therefore, demands special care and conditioning to prevent hair damage. Henna powder for hair turns out to be the best and safest way to naturally condition your hair.
Why you should choose Henna powder for safe hair colouring and hair health
Firstly, we must understand why Henna powder is better than the other chemical alternatives. Henna works as a natural hair conditioner. It also becomes far more effective when its powder form is mixed with other powdered natural herbs like Amla, Shikakai, Reetha, etc.
Generally, synthetic hair care products contain many harmful chemicals or artificial preservatives like sulphates, silicones, ammonia and PPD which only render your hair temporary conditioning/colouring effects while severely damaging your hair follicles. Herbal Henna Powder, on the other hand, is natural, hence free from all synthetic and harsh chemicals.
Henna also gives a red-brown colouration to hair covering up the greys, but this is not all. Apart from colouring, the natural properties of henna also prevent dandruff, premature greying and hair loss as well as nourish and condition the scalp. Henna cools and soothes the scalp and reduces scalp itching, or dryness that generally occurs in winters.
Is it safe to apply Henna powder for hair during winters?
Henna has a natural cooling effect due to which people don’t prefer to apply it in winters, but there are some tips with the help of which you can safely use Henna powder for hair during winters as well.
- To balance the cooling effect of Henna, put 2-3 cloves, coffee, dry amla or cinnamon in Henna powder before its application. By doing this, Henna powder will not cause cold or cough.
- Instead of mixing cold water, add boiled water to make a smooth paste of Henna powder and keep the room temperature warm when applying henna on hair. Once the paste dries up, wash it with lukewarm water to get safe and best results without any side effects.
By following these tips, you can safely condition and colour your hair this winter with herbal Henna powder. While there are many Henna powders available in the market, try to choose the one that offers not just an easy application but also comes with all the essential nutrients you need for your hair upkeep and health. For instance, Indus Valley’s Bio-Organic Herbal Henna Powder is a triple-sifted, microfine powder that gives you smooth and lump-free application. Certified organic by the well-known international institutions—ECOCERT and USDA, it comes as Dermatologist Recommended, hence completely safe and healthy, particularly for the winters.