If you want to add color, shine and volume to your hair there quite a few types of henna shampoo that will do all the work for a fraction of the cost of a salon. Another benefit to coloring your hair with henna shampoos is that it is healthier for your hair than other coloring methods and the shampoo gives you more control over achieving subtle color.
A number of natural beauty brands make henna shampoo in a variety of colors. Drugstore.com carries a number of brands including ShiKai, which makes henna shampoos for brunettes and redheads. The Warm option is formulated to bring out red and auburn tones in brunettes and red heads while the Deep shampoo is created to make brown tones darker. ShiKai’s Henna Gold shampoo is formulated with chamomile and sunflower extract to bring out gold tones in blond and light brown hair.
Jason Natural Cosmetics carries a wide variety of temporary color shampoos for hair colors from black to blond. The Red Hair Temporary Shampoo and Brown Hair Temporary Shampoo are both formulated with henna to add depth to hair. Orgaborn makes a Natural Shampoo for Gray Hair with neutral henna that works to help cover gray by moisturizing.
If you are not looking to add color, but really want some shine, neutral henna is a great option. Aubrey Organics makes an Egyptian Henna Shine-Enhancing Shampoo. Nature’s Gate makes a similar non-coloring henna shampoo formulated with neutral henna, chamomile and yarrow to bring out natural highlights. Jason Natural Cosmetics has a Henna Hi-Lights Shampoo created with neutral henna and non-oily moisturizers.
Rainbow Research carries a wide variety of hennas: black, blond, burgundy, copper, dark brown, light brown, mahogany, marigold blond, medium brown, neutral, red, sherry and strawberry blond. Their site has a handy chart that tells you approximately what color your hair will turn with the various hennas and which ones won’t work on your hair color. These colors last from 4-6 weeks depending on how frequently the user washes his or her hair. Rainbow research also carries a henna shampoo made with neutral henna, marigold, chamomile, soy, lemon grass and aloe Vera designed to created highlights.
LUSH Cosmetics also carries a variety of henna shampoos and henna bars. Created with red henna and mud from the mountains in morocco to sooth the scalp and add shine to the hair, the Reincarnate shampoo bar is also a lovely gold color and perfect for traveling. The solid shampoo is vegan and the scent is of incenses and spice. If fluffy frizzy hair is a big problem the Jasmin and Henna Fluff Eaze conditioner is the perfect accompanying piece to the Reincarnate shampoo bar. In addition to neutral henna the product contains jojoba, almond, Brazil nut and coconut oils. LUSH also carries henna bars in red, brown, black and maroon. The red variety is formulated with lemon juice and Persian henna while the brown is formulated with cocoa butter. The site includes instructional videos on how to apply the henna.