After years of trying natural hair dye recipes with no success, I was thrilled when I came across Rainbow Henna Hair Dye while shopping with my sister-in-law in a health food store.
I picked up that little, white canister and thought, “What do I have to lose?”
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Review of Rainbow Henna Hair Dye
I was on a mission to find something without chemicals that would help me color my hair. Not just to add color, but more so to hide the gray. I started getting them in my 30s and now at 37 I have a pretty good amount.
I tried so many things before…Tea, Coffee, Honey, Lemon juice, Herbs and spices. I followed the directions but never saw the desired results. There may have been a slight tint after some of these hair dye remedies but nothing stuck. I was squinting to see the change and the gray hair was as bold as ever.
When I found the Rainbow Henna Hair Dye, I was skeptical but hopeful! And a little scared, honestly.
How to use Henna Powder
It was a couple years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I mixed up my hair dye (which you can see in my HOW TO VIDEO). It smelled like a farm and it looked like animal waste. It was new to me and I added too much coffee so it was runny, too. (Yes, I mix it with coffee!)
I started painting that paste on my hair and dripping dye around the bathroom. It wasn’t pretty. I had a lot to learn, but I will share my hard-earned knowledge with you! After a couple hours, I went to wash it out in the shower. It was drippy and messy and I wasn’t sure I was going to do this ever again.
Then, I took my towel off and I think I heard a few angels singing. The gray was gone! I combed my hair, dried it, and they were still gone. In fact, it looked like all the grays were highlighted a softer color. Like I did it on purpose!
From that morning on, I knew I was a Henna girl.
Rainbow Henna Mahogany and Rainbow Henna Light Brown
These are my colors right now. Not because I don’t want to try any other colors but more so because they last a long time, so I am not buying them very often. I wouldn’t mind trying Rainbow Henna Black some day or even Rainbow Henna Brown. Both would be fun to try.
I have put together a video for you if you are thinking about trying to dye your hair with Rainbow Henna but are a little nervous. Don’t worry. I will walk you through it. But first, let’s give you some background info.
What is Henna?
Henna is plant leaves that are crushed up into powder. Henna has been used for ages to dye skin, hair, fabric, fingernails, and more. You may have heard of henna tattoos.
It comes from the earth and when combined with liquid, it makes a paste that can be used to change the color of things. I like to use coffee and a little apple cider vinegar in my henna powder.
How to Apply Henna Hair Dye
- I use a paintbrush to paint the henna paste onto my hair, focusing on the gray roots, and working in sections.
- After getting my hair covered, I put on a plastic bag, then a towel, and carry on my way, working around the house.
- I leave the dye on for a couple hours and use that time to catch up on laundry, mopping floors, meal prep, or sometimes take the time to read.
Henna Dyed Hair Before and After
I love Rainbow Henna hair dye because:
- It’s under $10 and I can use one container about 3 times (all in all, it costs less than $4 to dye my hair)
- It’s completely natural. No chemicals like most hair dye.
- Flexibility of dying my hair in my home and getting other things done while it sits
- Much more cost-efficient than coloring in a salon
- I do not feel the need to pass out from the smell like I do with commercial hair dye products
The one downside that I have with henna is that the dye job only lasts about a month before I want to dye it again.
I only wash my hair about 2 times a week and henna holds well for me. After about a month, I see the gray popping out again and I give it a refresh.
Bottom Line: I don’t mind doing it about once a month because I enjoy the product, the price, and the safety of using plant-based dye.
Please note: If you are dying your hair for the first time and have a lot of hair to cover, you may want to use more than I use. My hair is pretty thin and medium in length, and it only costs me about $4 to dye my hair each month! My sister-in-law uses the entire jar for her long, beautiful, dark hair and it works so well for her!
Watch this video to see how I mix it, how to apply it, and more tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way for using Rainbow Henna hair dye!
How to Apply Henna Hair Dye Video
Do you use Rainbow Henna hair dye? I would love to hear your experience! Or find more info on their website HERE if you’d like to learn more.