I Dyed my Hair with Henna!
After the birth of my baby girl last year, I started to get a lot of gray hairs. I think it's probably a result of nutritional deficiency with all the gut and bladder issues I've been experiencing postpartum. I've really been wanting to dye my hair lately but couldn't find a dye I felt comfortable using on my hair (with PCOS, MTHFR, and poor gut health, I just can't justify using chemical dyes and taxing my body like that) After months of research, I decided on Morrocco Method Henna and Indigo to dye my grays. Hayley Mason of Primal Palate has an awesome you tube video and Morrocco Method has a great video too that we're very helpful in guiding me.
I was honestly very nervous because I've never dyed my hair before. It does require some research, patience and preparation, but overall it wasn't that difficult. My grays disappeared and turned lighter and the rest of my hair became a couple shades darker and looked shiner and thicker. One thing I will do different next time is add alma powder just to compare the end result and I need to try to coat each strand of hair a little better (my two year old put on a pair of my winter gloves and thought that meant he could stick his hands in the henna..so I was a little distracted and rushed:)
You will have to check out the Morocco Method website to pick which color is right for you but I'll share what I used..and I'm no henna expert, this is just my experience:) I have natural dark brown hair and lots of gray strands on the top and sides of my head.
Brown henna mixed with organic black tea + apple cider vinegar + Euro Oil- mix until yogurt consistency and let sit 8-12 hours (the above videos will explain this in more depth)
Then after 8-12 hours, mix indigo with warm water until a yogurt consistency and then combine the henna and indigo. I left it on 4 hours then rinsed in the shower with water/no shampoo until 24 hours after! It was a little difficult to get all the henna out but once I could shampoo was able to rinse it really clean and see the true end result. Check out my before and after pics! I think this is a great option for those with PCOS, autoimmune or gut issues that want to avoid chemicals but still feel good about their hair color! Good luck!