What is Henna?
Henna is a red-orange dye that is derived from the Henna Shrub. As a opposed to the current hair dyes on the market that contain harsher chemicals, Henna leaves a semi permanent stain by reacting to the keratin protein found on skin and hair. It can be used to lighten or darken hair and results may very depending on your natural hair color.
Will it condition my hair?
While Henna may cause less damage than the typical hair dye, currently there is no evidence that Henna actually conditions hair. Good conditioners lubricate the hair shaft and there is nothing to support whether or not Henna actually does this. While Henna is less damaging than a regular hair dye, the use of Henna should be kept to a minimum as it is still a hair dye. However, the benefit of using Henna is that you can actually mix it with a conditioner and this will actually condition your hair.
From the author’s experience
I used it some time ago, to lighten my hair. It was not a drastic change but it definitely gave me some shine and some nice golden overtones. In comparison to the typical hair dye, Henna is definitely a lighter product. If you are looking to add shine to your hair, highlights, or a slight change to your hair color without a harsh product, I would definitely recommend Henna. While Henna alone may not condition your hair the advantage is that you can mix this product with all natural ingredients that can condition your hair.