Colour Galleries

Let’s Work Together

Part of my aim in promoting the awareness and use of natural henna and indigo is to build up an extensive  hair colour photo gallery to demonstrate the incredible range of hair colours that can be achieved with these natural herbal hair colours. I urge everyone to contribute to the Hair Colour Gallery by sending in photos of  before and after henna hair colour and before and after henna+indigo. Please send me your photos and I will display them here. Remember to tell me whether you have previously used any hair dyes or bleached your hair, if so how long ago; tell me how you mixed and applied your henna and indigo. And give me a name that you don’t mind being identified by. Feedback is always welcome, particularly as it inspires so much confidence in people new to henna and indigo for hair. Again, please do take the trouble to provide feedback if you can, and confirm that you don’t mind me adding it to the Renaissance Henna Testimonials page.

Henna Hair Colour Strand Tests

I must remind you that hair colour strand tests don’t always give you an accurate prediction of your end result hair colour and they don’t always take on colour with the same passion as a full head of hair would. Many people are disappointed with the hair colour strand test result but amazed with the full hair colour application. Maybe it’s the body temperature that makes the difference; it’s hard to say. Also, do remember that your strand test hair may not necessarily be a true indicator of final all over hair colour due to the fact that the strand test hair may have uneven colour saturation, especially if you’ve previously used hair dyes. And hennaed & indigoed hair can look like different hair colour shades depending on where you’re standing – it’ll look different  indoors compared to how it looks outdoors. It’s a beautiful coat of many colours. In my opinion, henna / indigo should be used by every person on the planet at least once in a lifetime. It’s too incredible to miss out on and if you never try it, you’ll never know.

A Reminder about Previous use of Chemical Hair Dyes and Henna

If you’ve previously used chemical hair dyes, although you can go straight ahead and use henna / indigo, I’d recommend you wait as long as possible. My minimum recommended waiting time is 2 weeks, especially if you’ve just permed your hair. But I advise  to wait  2 – 3 months, if you can.  before using henna after a hair dye. The only reason why I advise this is simply to give your hair the opportunity of getting rid of chemical hair dye build up, and also to ensure the best hair colour take from henna/indigo. It’s the compound (“metallic salt mix”) hennas which hairdressers moan about and say you can’t use before or after hair dyes. My henna and indigo are not mixed with metallic salts – they are 100% pure henna and 100% pure indigo, PPD free, additive free,ammonia free, synthetic chemcial free. They are not the same stuff your hairdresser is talking about ! My henna and indigo are safe to use both before and after chemical hair dye, but my advice to you is to wait as long as you can before using hair dyes either side of henna, because it’s in your best interests to wait.

Finally : A Truly Natural Hair Dye ! Natural hair color !

The Renaissance Henna Natural Hair Colour Kit comes with full instructions. Look through the hair colour galleries to give yourself an idea how it’s likely to turn out. Bear in mind that you’ll only get shocking red / orange tones or highlights on grey or white hair ( which you can easily mute to brown or black with indigo). If you have dark hair, the henna will add deep reddish tones and make your hair look like it has natural red lowlights; any odd greys will look like reddish highlights. The difference between lowlights and highlights? Highlights brighten your hair ( and can be shocking !) , whilst lowlights deepen your hair and are more subtle.