Henna promotes hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles. It also reduces hair fall.
Henna reduces the occurrence of flakes by conditioning the scalp. It also has antifungal properties, which combat fungal dandruff, which is often difficult to treat. This dandruff is caused by a type of fungus called Malassezia globosa. It is difficult to treat this because it feeds on the skin oils present on the scalp and multiplies fast. Henna has shown to have antifungal properties. It also helps in treating Candida-related scalp problems.
Henna is a permanent natural dye. Chemical dyes damage the hair. Henna, being a natural dye, is safe to be used on a regular basis. It gives an orangish red colour to the hair.
Henna makes the hair soft, thick and voluminous. It gives a healthy shine to the hair and can easily be substituted for all the expensive shine serums out there.
Make a paste of henna and water and let it soak for about 8-10 hours. Apply this paste to washed and dried hair. Let the mask sit for 1-3 hours. The longer it stays, the deeper will be the colour. After that, rinse out the henna without using any shampoo. Let the hair dry naturally.