Comparing Naturtint® to Henna.

We get a lot of questions about the differences between henna and Naturtint. Naturtint and henna, while both natural, are fundamentally different. The information on this page will help you to understand why we feel Naturtint hair color is your best solution to coloring your hair naturally. If you have any further questions, email us or call us at 1.877.372.6567, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Henna has been used as a hair dye for thousands of years. The color that results from dyeing with henna can fall into a spectrum of shades from auburn, to orange, to deep burgundy, to chestnut brown, to deep blue-black. To achieve a color that is more brown or black, the user must use indigo hair dye as well as henna. The henna is applied first, to coat the hair. Once dry, the indigo is used. Henna is usually sold in block form. To prepare it for application, the henna is grated into a container and hot water is added to it. The henna typically requires at least four hours of processing time before it can be rinsed.

Naturint is a natural, permanent hair color with active plant ingredients. It provides intense and radiant color that will not wash out or fade for as long as five weeks. Henna provides temporary color and will wash out to different shades after several shampoos. It will fade over time.

Naturtint provides 100 percent coverage of gray hair from the first application. It is both healthy and effective. Henna is not recommended for covering more than 20 percent gray hair. It will stain the gray but not cover it.

Naturtint comes in 29 mixable shades, from sandy and honey blondes to fire red, ebony black and chestnuts. With henna you can only darken your hair, and henna doesn't have the ability to make your hair lighter.

With Naturtint, everything you need to color your hair at home is included, with detailed instructions on preparing the mixture, application, rinsing, and treating your hair afterward. Since henna is not an out-of-the-box color, you may have to experiment with the mix, dye release and application time, rinsing method, etc., to get the results you want.

After using Naturtint, your hair will feel healthier and revitalized from the natural activators that nourish your hair. Henna will take several applications to achieve the color you want, and the buildup can dry out your hair.

Naturtint is easy to use at home and smells nicer than henna. Henna can be difficult to apply evenly on your own and time-consuming to work with. It also can be very messy, and the smell isn't agreeable.

If you use henna and decide to change and use a permanent hair color like Naturtint, we recommend waiting until the henna is completely washed out of your hair. Henna hair dyes coat the hair shaft; this will not allow Naturtint colorant to lift the hair cuticle and deposit color.