Thursday, 2 January 2014

What our customers say about us...

In 2013 we received some great feedback from our customers on Lovehennahair, here are just a few: 

"Extremely good service and product quality"
October 2013

"I buy regularly from this shop, great products and service"
June 2013

"Fantastic product great colour and condition!"
March 2013

"Fast efficient service. Satisified customer"
January 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Helen's Hair September 2013

Started with 100g natural henna.
Added some water and lemon juice until it become a muddy mixture.
Left for 6 hours.
Applied to hair.
Left on hair for 3 hours.
Rinse and condition.
Result: Gorgeous Red Hair.




Thursday, 5 September 2013

Natural Henna does NOT contain any metallic salts

I was talking to an ex-hairdresser today and was so disappointed when she said she didn't like henna because she believes that "the metallic salts in henna cause your hair to break if you later use a chemical hair dye".  Spent ages trying to convince her that she must not have been using natural henna but some sort of mix.

100% natural henna is just crushed, dried leaves, nothing added.
100% natural henna does not contain any metallic salts.
100% natural henna does not break your hair if you use a chemical hair dye later (however chemical hair dyes may break your hair anyway, with or without the use of henna).
100% natural henna does not strip your hair but rather bonds with the composition of your hair.

Other positive effects of 100% natural henna can include:
* Boosts hair growth
* Treats dandruff
* Aids restful sleep
* Therapeutic and calming
* Detoxifying
* Soothes headaches, aches, and pains
* Cools scalp and skin & reduces temperature
* Fights infection

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hints and tips when using henna and indigo to colour hair

henna and indigo colour hairJyoti says:
For those of you who use or want to use 100% natural hair colours but do not like the smell of henna lingering for days afterwards, I may have found a solution.
Last month, I tried something new with henna and indigo that I want to share with every one. Following an inquiry by a customer, I decided to experiment with soaking henna in a mixture of coconut oil and tepid water (half and half) before adding indigo. The result was worth it! The mixture was much more creamy and easier to apply and the hair was more evenly coated, thus giving better coverage. When I washed it off, the smell of henna was less intense than usual and my hair was softer. To top it all, the colour has stayed for longer. I am going to stick to this method from now on.

henna dyed hairHelen says:
When I use pure henna to dye my hair the children moan about the smell (like wet hay but I actually like it) but I have found that adding about 10 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture makes the scent more acceptable to them.

Other tips when using natural hair dyes:
  • Do a strand test to get an idea of colour and check for allergies
  • Make sure you cover your clothes in old towels
  • Use gloves so your hands don't get stained
  • Experiment with amounts and thickness of mixture to find what works for you
  • Remember that henna and indigo are natural, do not contain bleach so cannot lighten your hair
  • Add a small amount of an acidic liquid into your henna mix to help the dye stay longer - vinegar, lemon juice are good examples
  • You can try adding coffee/paprika/beetroot juice/red wine to achieve different tones

Don't forget our other natural products including:
Natural Mahogany Hair Dye Mix
Red Hair Natural Hair Dye Mix

Friday, 25 May 2012

Fab reviews about LoveHennaHair

We LOVE the positive feedback from our LoveHennaHair users...
 Here is one of our most recent.

And others from the LoveHennaHair website...

"Amazing service, thank you."
May 2012

"Cannot fault them. Products are excellent, service is swift and efficient, communications as you would wish: informative and timely - they don't pester you with emails but keep in touch and respond promptly to queries. Thank you and hope you continue to flourish!"
Feb 2012 

"As always the delivery was prompt & the outward packaging was fine. However, when I opened my parcel the packet of indigo inside was burst & went everywhere. But after phoning lovehennahair I received a very sincere apology & my complete order sent out again. Great customer service & a prompt resolution to my complaint. Will definitely continue to order."
October 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Why we love Henna and Indigo...

Some interesting facts about henna and indigo
Henna and Indigo- Truly ‘green’ hair dyes

We have been extolling the virtues of our 100% natural hair dyes since we started selling them on our web site in 2008. In fact, the ecological credentials of our natural hair dyes stretch beyond the fact that they are made purely by drying and grinding leaves of the plants Lawsonia Inermis (henna) and Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo). Henna and indigo are ecologically sound crops for small land holders in marginal farming areas, and if the market for these products increases, it will benefit family farms and soils, as well as preserving our own health.

Henna Powder
Henna is a green powder with a distinctive smell which, on its own, dyes hair orangey-red. It contains tannins known as hennotannic acid.  Tannins are slightly astringent and their use will tighten the surface of the scalp and hair follicles, strengthening the follicles’ grasp on each hair.  Henna penetrates the hair shaft, strengthens it, smooths the cuticle and thickens the hair, making your hair more resistant to breakage.

Indigo is also a (different shade of) green powder that smells like frozen peas.  If you mix that with water, you'll see a bluish purple glaze form on the surface after a while. It can be used in different combinations with henna to create a range of colours from orange to brown to black.


Don't forget our other natural products including:
Natural Mahogany Hair Dye Mix

Helen & Jyoti