The History of Henna Hair Color

From as early as 6,000 years ago, henna hair color was known to be used in Ancient Egypt. In fact, a 17th Dynasty mummy of royal origin was discovered with bright red henna hair color, and for centuries henna hair color was known to be used in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East and South Asia. In Europe, it was popular with the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England during the 1800s and in Paris in the late 19th Century. By the 1950s, Lucille Ball popularized henna hair color on the “I Love Lucy” show, and it gained further popularity among young adults in the United States during the 1960s.

Today, henna hair color is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, India and the Middle East, and can be mixed to produce a rich range of color from auburn to burgundy, lighter shades of red, blonde, brown and black.

Henna hair color is derived from only the best, award winning herbs which are freshly harvested, milled and sealed to remain rich and potent. The botanicals within Henna hair products nourish longer and the pigments saturate deeper than traditional hair color products. Henna natural pigments condition while they color and botanicals heal and seal damaged hair – creating consistently vibrant color and healthy, gorgeous hair. Henna is totally vegan, cruelty-free, and available at My Organic Salon in New Smyrna Beach.

Visit My Organic Salon for individualized attention and gorgeous, customized colors in a private, relaxing and completely natural, fragrance-free environment. Call 386-402-4588 with any questions or to schedule your appointment with an American Board Certified Master Hair Colorist.