If the henna gets onto the skin, it isn’t as easy to remove as with commercial hair dyes
I had been hearing a lot about henna and I decided to do some research on my own. I found out there were many ways that people have used henna. The most popular way to use henna was in temporary tattoos. My daughter was at the local fair one year and she came home with a tattoo. I had to admit that the artwork itself was visually stunning. I couldn’t believe that anyone could create such an intricate pattern on skin. Then I began to worry because she wasn’t old enough to get a tattoo without my permission. That’s when she told me it was done with henna dye. Over a week or two, the henna would fade away and the skin would go back to normal. There were no adverse effects on the skin or to the body. I found out later that there were also henna hair dyes. I thought this would be a natural way to dye my hair. Henna hair dye is chemical free, even if it is a bit cumbersome to use. I wish now that I had read everything about henna hair dye before trying it. Unlike even permanent hair dyes that eventually fade from grey hair, henna does not fade from the hair. Your hair needs to completely grow out to get rid of the color. If the henna gets onto the skin, it isn’t as easy to remove as with commercial hair dyes. With a commercial hair dye, I was able to take a bit of ash and it would remove the dye painlessly. Henna had to fade from the skin, which left me with what looked like a black eye for almost a week.