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Hair Curl & Natural Waves

Hair curl and natural waves can be achieved with natural amla powder hair treatment .

 

woman with long blonde curls flowing over her shoulders wearing dark sunglasses and sleeves white vest, standing in front of green bush with deep green foliage and red berries
amla adds wave and curl to hair

 

Simply add a teaspoon of amla to your henna or use amla on its own as a hair curl and conditioning treatment in one.

Amla fruit, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a Vitamin C powerhouse and one of the best natural sources of Vitamin C.  Amla is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C than any other naturally occurring substance on the planet ! ( 20 times more than a single orange). Amla is a natural hair conditioner and a natural skin cleanser. Mix the powder with water and apply the paste to your hair for as long or as little as you want. 30 minutes to an hour is all you need for hair conditioning and hair curl, and longer if you want to darken your hair colour slightly. A one hour Vitamin C hair treatment with Amla paste mixed with water, on blonde and grey hair, will not result in any noticeable colour charge.

 

Amla will also encourage natural hair waves and hair curl in your hair.

 

amla hair waves and amla hair curl; picture of woman with her back fgacing the camera, sowing off her long, wavy, blonde hair in the sunshine
Amla hair waves and amla hair curl

 

For pure hair nourishment, Amla is widely considered to be a natural remedy for hair loss, and for repairing damaged hair. Simply mix the powder into a paste using any temperature water, and apply it to your hair for between 30 minutes to 3 hours  A unique hair conditioning and hair treatment tonic in one, it is said to stop premature hair loss, naturally darken hair and stop greying hair when used regularly over a period of time. Amla may  stimulate hair growth and will make your hair feel thicker and stronger.

 

Amla naturally rejuvenates, cleanses and conditions hair; close up of young woman with straight , long, brown hair covering part of her face
Amla naturally rejuvenates, cleanses and conditions hair

 

 

To naturally darken greying hair or light colour hair , mix amla with lemon juice and freshly boiled hot water, let it sit a couple of hours, apply for approximately three hours to your hair, cover it, and wash out for a  mild natural darker hair tone.

 

Amla with lemon juice will slightly darken your hair colour, blonde lady with dark blonde tones in her long blonde hair, standing outdoores against a green background and dark sky
Amla with lemon juice will slightly darken your hair colour

 

 

On brown hair, you can add Amla powder to your henna  for lighter, golden, brown henna colour tones.

 

amla on brown hair
Amla mixed with henna on brown hair

 

Indigo applied after a henna + amla mix will produce purple burgundy tones on light colour hair including grey hair and white hair.

 

Burgundy Hair Colour on Short Hair
Burgundy Hair Colour

 

Amla is also a natural  face cleanser and can be used as a face mask ; applied for just five to ten minutes it will leave you with beautifully refreshed, smooth and clean skin.

 

Amla natural; skin cleanser; photo of young woman lying on the ground, staring up at the amera, with dark hair and beautiful clear skin
Amla natural skin cleanser

 

What is Amla and Why is it so Good for You ?

 

 

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Henna is for Guys Too

Henna is for guys too …….. and for all genders.  Henna is for all hair types, for all people regardless of age , for all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. You might say it crosses the great divide and brings us  all together.

But why is there just no mention of it  in the guy’s guides to best hair dyes? Could it be that that the great lie still colours common misconceptions that henna contains metallic salts ? Not so pure henna ! Renaissance henna is dermatologist recommended as a great alternative for anyone with hair dye allergy. But the bottom line is : it’s simply  great hair colour !

 

Black man looking contemplative wearing sunglasses with natural auburn hair sitting in the sunshine wearing short sleeve summer shirt and shorts
Henna  is for guys too

 

Henna is a feel good wellness treatment, a natural paint for  body art, and a natural option for at home and salon professional hair colouring.

Mix the powder with water to create your own at home hair colouring paste . It works on all hair types. It colours hair auburn and when used with indigo it colours hair brown, and black. The box kit comes with both henna and indigo and a detailed instructions booklet. We’re here to help you take the next step !

https://renaissancehenna.com/feedback_types/natural-hair-dye-for-men-hair-colour-for-men-dark-brown-black/

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The Real Natural Hair Colour for Men !

Henna & Indigo Real Natural Hair Colour

When GQ explored natural hair dye options for men, how could they possibly have failed to identify  pure henna and indigo as real natural hair colour for men  !

Seems they explored everything but real plant based hair dye which effectively colours even 100% grey hair. Men’s hair colour transformation feedback  tap here ! 

Here’s the key advice from GQ :

“If you’re dyeing at home

If you insist on dyeing your gray hairs at home, then heed this advice: Go for subtly, not shock. Most men’s hair dyes, when matched to your tone, are already going to honor this code—particularly the ones that explicitly color grays. They give you a softer finish, and are designed to target the small specks. On the other hand, hair dye boxes with big, shiny hair models are often targeted at people looking to go for one bold but uniform transformation. (That’s not you in this case.)”

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“Pick a gray-targeting dye

As we mentioned, you want to pick a hair dye that targets gray hairs specifically, by looking for labels that speak to “gray coverage”. You’ll choose a shade that closely resembles your own (err on the lighter side, if you’re not sure entirely certain which one to choose), and the dye will subtly match the grays to your natural color.”

asian man in white T shirt and sun glasses with dark hair colour for men dark brown black
Buy real natural hair colour kit for men dark brown black hair colour (comes with detailed instructions booklet)

 

Henna & Indigo are not only natural hair dyes made from plants, they give you complete control over your hair colour from start to finish. You can be as subtle or dramatic as you choose to be. It’s all about learning where exactly you want to be on the colour spectrum and understanding that henna and indigo together are naturally gray targeting  !

We’re here to help if you need advice or help with applying henna / indigo and we’re passionate about going chemical free . Simply mix each powder with water  to create your hair colour paste and apply one at a time or pre mixed. Either way you’ll get subtle hair colour or dramatic hair colour, depending on how you choose to mix your product and how long you apply it for. You can apply henna and indigo with ease at home or ask your hair salon to apply it for you. Oh, and you don’t have to be grey to enjoy henna & indigo ! They colour soft auburn, auburn, brown, and black, Or go for amla to subtly darken the greys or cassia obovata to naturally highlight the blondes.

 

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Henna Tattoos !

HENNA TATTOOS !

Henna tattoos can be done with any pure, fine sift, body art quality ( BAQ ) henna, but the most important thing  is to ensure that the henna you use is absolutely pure lawsonia inermis powder and free from PPD and metallic salts – if so, you’re good to go !

Credits for the video below to : As/Is  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AsIs/about – check them out on you tube !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecfbyRPtZUY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecfbyRPtZUY

 

 

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Hauntingly Beautiful Henna

Pakeezah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmkOpnQ39sg

credits to :   Shemaroo Jukebox  24 x 7      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJiypfCMX4ri0hOcTwFe22g

Hauntingly Beautiful Henna

We named our orange label henna “pakeezah” , a name which has its origins in the Arabic language. It is a word which has a combined, dual, meaning of ” pure” and “clean to the heart”.

Pakeezah

Here’s an insight into the epic Indian film “Pakeezah”  :    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakeezah.

The Story

The beautiful dancer dressed in henna red in the video is entertaining the aggressive “patron” Nawab Zafar Ali Khan, who is intent on having his wicked way with her.

The heroin is Sahibjaan, a woman whose mother was rejected by her father’s family as of lowly status, and who was thus robbed of her noble birthright in childhood, to be raised a dancer in a brothel.

She eventually stumbles upon love, by chance. Whilst journeying on a train, she finds herself adored by a man who literally worships her beautiful feet! [“I saw your feet” he says in a mysterious note left on her feet whilst she was asleep, “they are very beautiful. Please don’t step on the ground, as they will get dirty “]. After much hardship and tragedy she finds her fate is to be with the anonymous stranger whose love she clings to and dreams of. When he comes to rescue her from her life of misery, poverty and struggle,  her status is redeemed as a woman of noble birth. A very Shakespearean happy ending thus concludes the epic tale of Pakeezah.

Amazing Grace

I’ve often wondered if John Newton and William Wilberforce would have watched Pakeezah and considered the ending such an amazing grace for the slave girl rescued and redeemed by the love  she clings to and sings about in the hauntingly beautiful song in the video above  “whilst walking, I chanced to meet someone…”. The film ends with the haunting image of a woman onlooker, trapped as was Sahibjaan, as she watches the wedding convoy leave behind the misery; an escape engineered by a man who passionately refused to be a slave to  ignorance and prejudice.

The actress, Meena Kumari who played Sahibjaan, was ill, and she died some weeks after filming. The Director was her ex husband, Kamal Amrohi.

Freedom from Chemicals

In many ways, are we all not all either slaves to a chemically laden world monopolised by an industry that sells us boxes and potions of easy to use products to make ourselves beautiful in a flash, or slaves to allergies that bring heartache and misery ?

Henna isn’t a fast hair colour chart hair colour that happens in a flash. But it is free from  every chemical name you can think of including ammonia, PPD, and “black henna” (actually, there’s no such thing). And it is very beautiful, hauntingly beautiful like the story of Sahibjaan. The bottom line is henna is pure to a fault. It’s reputation, sadly, has been dishonoured and tainted by years of corruption and misinformation ( there are no metallic salts in pure henna ). But it’s a noble path to natural beauty and beautiful hair colour. If you come to henna with a will to explore it’s origin of purity, you’ll find amazing hair colour that is absolutely unique to you. It’s a way out of slavery to chemical hair dyes that may in fact be harmful to health and life.

Feedback

Visit our customer feedback pages and Natural Hair Dye Library pages to find out What is henna ? and more [click on the Library resources to the left of this page to access more].

Happy Henna Days !

Sabrina, x

Customer feedback Renaissance Henna :

“Iv been using Renaissance Henna for over eight years now after i suffered a bad reaction to my hair dye . I was so upset at the time thinking i would now have to go grey when i discovered Renaissance . I now have beautiful coloured hair which is just the right colour and using henna also gives a natural condition unlike my old hair colour . They also have a great customer service , nothing is to much trouble , their advice has been so important in getting the right results !! can’t recommend them enough .

Thank you for bringing my hair back to life x”

 

“Hi. Renaissance Henna!
Loved your Henna and Indigo Hair Dyes!
Was good quality,
Smooth and fine grained,
Applied well on hair, I have black hair and it was vibrant (need to apply
soon)
Good price,
Overall very pleased, more, more, please!
Keep up the good work!
Regards
M”.

Renaissance Henna Pakeezah Henna

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Natural Dark Brown Hair Colour Success !

Dark Hair Colour Feedback :

Zehra got dark hair colour with Renaissance Henna Organic Hair Colour Kit :https://renaissancehenna.com/shop/organic-herbal-hair-colour/organic-herbal-hair-colour-kit-long-hair/

Natural Brown Hair Colour
Long Brown Wavy Hair Natural Hair Colour on Zehra with Renaissance Henna Indigo

 

 

“Btw i had the chance to try the henna & indigo, it was really amazing.
I am attaching a picture (for the record I wasnt driving when i took the picture, I was parked in front of my house :).”

 

Sally was also successful with her dark hair colour : https://renaissancehenna.com/shop/organic-natural-hair-dye/organic-brown-hair-dye/

Dark Hair Colour Result
Dark Hair Colour Result with henna & indigo on Renaissance Henna Customer Sally
Natural Black Hair Colour Result
Natural Black Hair Colour Result with henna indigo , Sally’s selfie

 

“Hey Sabrina! So glad you could see my review 😃 You are welcome to use my photos. I wanted to gush on, and on about your wonderful ‘technical support’ but was afraid you might end up bombarded with a school of people to teach and not enough time?! I would love to share your website. People who have known me, know my hair used to be even more thin, even though I was younger. The chemicals and highlights just disintegrated my hair. It is now bold and sufficiently full, even with thyroid issues. I do need an order of organic henna but using the older henna until I get an order in. The henna/indigo worked great, just did it again yesterday. It was way overdue with lots of grey. Sally, x”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue Hair Streaks + Purple Hair Dye Voyage : Indigo Natural Hair Dye in Gray Hair and Blonde Hair !

Blondes  and gray hair have the most fun with indigo ! You can get blue hair and purple hair, blue hair streaks and purple hair streaks with indigo on light colour hair. That’s because using indigo natural hair dye on its own will darken already dark hair colours and give semi-permanent blue and purple colour on light colour hair. Although indigo is semi permanent  it’s hard to get rid of fast, but fairly easy to dye over it with henna or with conventional hair dye; eventually it should fade out completely, but timings may differ from person to person; allow up to a couple of months for it to completely fade away and disappear on its own, possibly longer. Caution : you can indigo over bleached hair if you want blue hair colour or blue to purple hair colour, but don’t bleach over indigoed hair unless you don’t mind the possibility of it going turquoise green.Despite its rather off putting smell, indigo is kind to hair and anti dandruff too. Add just a little cidar vinegar and an egg to indigo paste for extra natural hair conditioning and glossy hair.

TO GET BLUE OR PURPLE WITH NATURAL INDIGO HAIR DYE YOU NEED TO START WITH A LIGHT HAIR STARTING COLOUR (see blue and purple hair colours further down this page)

Bleached blonde hair strands
Bleached blonde and Natural Light Blonde starting colours are ideal for Indigo blue streaks
Light Gray Colour Hair
Light Grey hair is an ideal base for indigo blue hair with natural indigo dye
Dark Grey Hair Colour
Dark Gray Hair Colour
Light Honey Blonde Hair Swatch
Light Honey Blonde Hair is also ideal for Indigo Blue Hair Colouring

BLUE HAIR STREAKS

Meet Steph, who usually uses Renaissance Indigo on its own to darken her already dark hair to a jet black hair colour. She later opted for blonde streaks in her dark hair and then used indigo to turn her blonde to blue streaks  with indigo :

Indigo Blue Hair Streaks
Indigo blue hair streaks               in bleached blonde hair, (previously black hair pre hair bleach)

MIXING INDIGO

Mixing Indigo : Heat helps indigo release purple violet colour tones. This will happen even faster on a very hot day !

Indigo Powder
Mixing Indigo Powder with Water
Adding Salt to Indigo
Adding salt to indigo to help it stain
Indigo Purple Dye Release
Indigo paste turns to a purple liquid with hot water

 

Purple Dye
Indigo dye turns purple

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY ROOTS IN NATURAL BLACK COLOUR HAIR

Meet Maryam – with a head full of gray hair and grey roots :

 

Gray Roots in Black hair
Long Coarse Gray Roots on Top of Scalp in Black Hair

 

 

BUY INDIGO :        https://renaissancehenna.com/product_category/plant-based-hair-dye/indigo-hair-dye/

Indigo Powder
Indigo Powder

ABOUT  THE  INDIGO PLANT : https://renaissancehenna.com/indigo-hair-dye/indigo-plant-hair-dye/

ARE YOU READY FOR INDIGO HAIR ?

COLOUR THE GREY WITH NATURAL BLUE HAIR DYE INDIGO

Maryam decided to use Renaissance Henna natural indigo hair dye to colour her grey hair blue ! This took her on a hair colour voyage which included purple hair colour tones as well  !

 

Blue Hair with Indigo on Gray Hair, by Renaissance Henna
[Blurry] Blue hair colour in grey hair 1
Blue hair colour with indigo dye in grey hair
Blue hair dye indigo in grey hair 2

 

 

Blue Hair with Indigo in Grey Hair
Blue Hair with Indigo in Grey Hair 3

 

 

 

Blue Hair Dye Indigo in Grey Hair
Blue Hair Dye Indigo on Grey Hair 4

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo Blue Hair in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue in Grey Hair 5
Blue Hair with Indigo Hair Dye
Blue Hair with Indigo Hair Dye in gray black hair 6
Indigo Blue Hair in Grey
Indigo Blue Hair Streaks in Grey hair 7
Indigo hair dye in grey hair
Indigo hair dye in grey hair 8
Grey Hair Turned Blue with Indigo Hair Dye
Grey Hair Turned Blue with Indigo Hair Dye 9
Hairline Gray Hair Gone Blue with Indigo Hair Dye
Grey Hairline Hair Gone Blue with Indigo Hair Dye 10

 

 

Blue Hairline used to be Grey Hair

Blue Hairline used to be Grey Hair 11

 

 

 

BLUE STREAKS IN BLACK HAIR [ INDIGO MAKES BLACK HAIR JET BLACK AND MAKES GREY BLUE ]

 

Blue Hair Roots over Grey Roots

Blue Indigo Hair Roots in Gray Hair

 

Indigo Blue Hair over Black Hair Framing Face
Indigo Blue Hair over Black Hair Framing Face

 

 

 

 

Blue Hairline Indigo Over Grey
Blue Hairline Indigo Over Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up Blue Streak Hairline in Black hair Colour
Close up Blue Streak Side Hairline in Black Hair Colour

 

Indigo Blue Hair Roots
Indigo Blue Hair Roots
Black hair with Indigo Blue Smudge
Black hair with Indigo Blue Smudge

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo in Black Hair darkens the already long Black Hair Strands and adds Indigo Hair Shine !
Indigo in Black Hair darkens the already long Black Hair Strands and adds Indigo Hair Shine !
Blue Hair on Black Hair Colour with Natural Indigo
Taken from back :  Front Blue Hair on Black Hair Colour with Natural Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE HAIR COLOUR TURNS PURPLE WITH VIOLET INDIGO FADE : PURPLE HAIR DON’T CARE !

Fading Indigo Blue hair Colour turns Violet in Gray hair
Fading Indigo Blue hair Colour turns Violet in Gray hair
Indigo Hair fading to Purple Hair Colour
Indigo Hair fading to Purple Hair Colour
Emerging Purple Hair in Indigoed Gray Hair
Emerging Purple Hair in Indigoed Gray Hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair urple Hairline emerges with Natural Indigo fade
Purple Hairline emerges with Natural Indigo fade
Black Hair Lengths go darker black with indigo hair dye
Black Hair Lengths go darker black with indigo hair dye
Faded Indigo Blue hair in Grey Hair
Faded Indigo Blue hair in Grey Hair
Black hair conditioning with indigo in natural black colour hair
Black hair conditioning with indigo in natural black colour hair
Fading Indigo Violet Colour Hair on Grey Black Hair Colour
Fading Indigo Violet Colour Hair on Grey Black Hair Colour
Blue Violet Indigoed hairline
Blue Violet Indigoed hairline
Purple Blue Indigo hair colour in gray black hair
Purple Blue Indigo hair colour in gray black hair
Purple blue indigo hair colour
Purple blue indigo hair colour
Natural Indigo in Natural Black Hair Colour
Natural Indigo in Natural Black Hair Colour
Indigo Blue Fade in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue Fade in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Purple Hair Colour in White Hair Colour
Indigo Purple Hair Colour in White Hair Colour
Purple hair colour in White Hair with Indigo
Purple hair colour in White Hair with Indigo
Indigo Violet hairline in Grey hairline
Indigo Violet hairline in Grey hairline
Violet Blue in Grey hair with Indigo Plant Hair Dye
Violet Blue in Grey hair with Indigo Plant Hair Dye
Purple hair colour fade as indigo fades in gray hair
Purple hair colour fade as indigo fades in gray hair
Purple hair Colour fading indigo in grey hair
Purple hair Colour fading indigo in grey hair
Purple hair fading in white hair
Purple hair fading in white hair
Fading Indigo Purple Hair
Fading Indigo Purple Hair
Purple hair Colour fade with Indigo in Gray hair
Purple hair Colour fade with Indigo in Gray hair
Purple Hair Colour Fade with Indigofera tinctoria hair dye
Purple Hair Colour Fade with Indigofera tinctoria hair dye
Indigo Purple Hair Colour fade in grey hair
Indigo Purple Hair Colour fade in grey hair
Purple Hairline Strands in Gray Hair with Indigo
Purple Hairline Strands in Gray Hair with Indigo
Grey Hairline coloured purple with indigo
Grey Hairline coloured purple with indigo
Purple Indigo Dye in Grey Hairline
Purple Indigo Dye in Grey Hairline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ammonia Free Hair Colour

So what exactly is ammonia free hair colouring ?

It’s whatever you want it to be as long as it doesn’t contain ammonia! It may still contain PPD -paraphenylene diamene – : see allergy to paraphenylene diamene ; and it may contain a ton of other chemical names that you’ve never heard of , but as long as your hair dye doesn’t contain ammonia it can be marketed as “ammonia free”.

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