Though advertising and product packaging traditionally displays henna as a product for women, henna hair dye for men is a growing market. There’s no difference in the impact or benefits of using henna on the hair and scalp. The only difference is the user.
Why is henna the perfect hair dye for men?
Henna cream, powders and dyes are all ideal for achieving a natural shade upgrade in men. Furthermore, henna shampoo is just as kind on men’s scalp.
In fact, men may even benefit more from the use of henna for their overall skincare. Research suggests than men’s heads secrete up to 50 per cent more sebum than women. In normal amounts, this is a healthy part of keeping your hair and skin supple. However, when the body produces too much, this may cause clogging and lead to dandruff.
Henna is a powerful antiseptic which helps to wash away the impurities caused by sebum. So, in addition to getting a great colour, you can also enjoy flake-free hair.
Further research also suggests than men may have more sensitive scalps. This makes their skin more likely to react to common chemicals found in high street dyes and shampoos, such as resorcinol or sodium laureth sulphate.
Henna is completely free from chemicals, including ammonia, PPD, parabens, peroxide, resorcinol, mineral oils, GMOs, gluten, artificial fragrances and heavy metals.
Using henna to cover up greys
Both men and women may turn to henna to cover up any natural greys in their hair. The difference simply comes down to shade, which may affect the application.
In a general sense, men in certain cultures are likely to have shorter hair than women. This means that their greys will be more visible. However, they are also less likely to want highlights, choosing instead to focus on their natural shade.
This makes application simple – rather than timing the mixture right or adding highlights, they can pick their natural shade and go. For best results, men should follow up a henna hair dye with henna shampoo and conditioner.
Henna for men’s beards
Another advantage of using henna for men is that it can be used to dye more than just head hair. While not recommended for eyebrows or eyelashes, henna is perfect for men’s beards! The same principles apply to mixing and applying, though there may be more resistance with coarser hair.
For best results, men should dye their hair and beards at the same time. This will avoid any colour mismatches. They should also keep their beard trim to avoid greys growing out faster than their head hair.
Which product is right for me?
Itselixir’s Henna henna hair dye for men offers a variety of powders, creams and dyes to suit your tastes. You can mix the colour up yourself with powder, or choose a pre-mixed cream. Don’t forget to add shampoos and conditioners to your haircare routine.
After dyeing, you will notice shinier, more manageable hair, with irritant-free skin. That’s something we can all appreciate – man or woman.