Just FYI: This is a sponsored post. However, I have been using Khadi Henna for about the last year now and I have really loved my results with their henna. When they reached out to me asking if I would want to share a sponsored post on my full henna routine and results, I was super excited. This is a very exciting partnership for me! I hope you guys are okay with that. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
My Henna Hair Routine with Khadi Natural Hair Color
I have been using henna on my hair for about a year now. Over the years, I have tried nearly every natural-looking hair colour in the book and while I enjoyed trying out new colours and styles, I am happy to have found a colour that I love enough to want to stick to long-term.
I first started using henna by trying out the Lush Caca Rouge Henna, and while I really enjoyed that product and my initial colour, I knew I wanted to find something that was a bit easier to work with.
When I asked my Instagram fam what type of henna they would suggest trying out, a number of people responded by saying they found the simple powder formula of henna the easiest to mix and work with.
Khadi Henna Hair Dye
Khadi is a haircare brand that creates ayurvedic hair care products ranging from hair oils, scalp treatments, shampoos and conditioners, and henna-based hair dyes. They have a range of colours of henna hair dyes – from light blonds to rich black and brown shades – which is quite unique to find.
I started using Khadi’s henna in the shade “Copper” and absolutely loved it. The colour was rich and vibrant and it really did give my hair, even my naturally darker roots, a really beautiful copper tone.
Since then, I’ve also tried their Classic Red shade, and have even mixed the Classic Red and Copper together for a more custom shade, and I’ve just been so happy each time with my results. The colour is always beautifully rich yet natural looking which is exactly what I have wanted.
Is it easy to use?
Aside from the hair henna shades being gorgeous, I have also been very happy with how easy the Khadi henna is to use.
Sure, henna is messy during application but simply mixing the powdered henna with water (rather than chopping up a henna bar and melting it down, etc.) prior to application is so simple and so easy – I absolutely love it.
How is the Khadi Henna Applied?
Applying the Khadi Henna Hair Dyes is very simple. I start by sectioning my hair and then applying the henna to each section. I find this the easiest way to really get the henna into my hair, all the way to the roots. I then just put on the provided plastic head cap. After that, I like to put on my heated hair cap to help keep the henna activated over the two hours it’s in my hair.
After the two hours is up, I go ahead and rinse out the henna. I don’t use shampoo to rinse it out, instead, I just use conditioner. Khadi recommends that you only rinse the henna out with warm water, but I use conditioner to help work all the henna out of my hair.
The reason I don’t use shampoo is that it can strip the colour out of your hair so I will just use conditioner and then wait a few days before washing my hair with shampoo.
I go into greater depth about the application process in my Updated Henna Hair Routine video.
Does Khadi Henna Hair Colour Fade Quickly?
I find that the colour lasts quite a long time – I would say about 4 months easily, and after that, I usually like to do a refresh to make my red/copper hair more vibrant again.
I also find that it fades really naturally with my new hair regrowth as it comes in, which I really like. Because it does fade so naturally, I don’t feel as though I am in any rush to recolour my hair to hide my roots. Instead, my roots just become a part of the overall look.
Do the Khadi Dyes Contain Metallic Salts?
No, they do not. I personally wouldn’t use any henna hair dyes that contain metallic salts and recommend avoiding them. Metallic salts in henna hair dyes are what cause negative reactions when someone chooses to go back to traditional hair dye or bleach.
Why I Love Henna for My Hair
Aside from the colour, I have really been so thrilled with how healthy my hair has gotten by using henna, rather than bleach and hair dye, on my hair.
For years I struggled with hair breakage and dryness, and my hair only would grow to a certain length. Now, my hair is longer than it’s ever been (it has officially grown passed my waist!) and it is shinier, softer, and healthier feeling. I truly cannot say enough good things about what henna has done for my hair.
My henna hair routine is one that I only do about every 4 months or so, sometimes longer if I get forgetful. I love that henna is so low maintenance and that I don’t have to worry about obvious roots.
I also really like that I can do my hair right at home. While going to the salon now and again can be a treat when it becomes a requirement for hair maintenance it can feel a bit like a chore – and an expensive one, at that.
I personally like having my henna stocked up and stored in my closet and being able to refresh my hair whenever I can and want to. I like that I get to just relax around the house, watching a movie or doing whatever, while my henna hair treatment works its magic, rather than sitting in a salon chair during those hours.