10 Best organic Henna Powder Brands for Hair in India

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Henna is a dye prepared from the Lawsonia intermis, more famously known as hina or henna tree. It is a very predominate form of body art in India where it is called Mehndi. Henna has been used since ancient times to dye skin, hair, and fingernails along with fabrics like silk, wool, and leather.

How did henna gain popularity?

The first use of henna as a product goes way back into the day. In ancient Egypt, it is said that the color of mummy Henuttamehu’s hair was dyed red on the sides, and further experiments showed it was henna. That is the oldest proof we have of henna being used. However, later in the 1800s, European women popularized the use of henna as it connected with the aesthetic movement and pre-Raphaelite artists of England. In addition to that, opera singer Adelina Patti is also sometimes held credible for the popularizing of henna in Europe in the late 19th century.

Nevertheless, henna has earned a lot of popularity in the recent days and these days have become one of the go-to cosmetic hair dyes for both women and men. There is commercially packaged henna sold in markets in most countries including India, Europe, Australia, and some others.

  1. Ojya Natural Mehendi

  2. Godrej Nupur Henna

  3. Shahnaz Forever Henna Precious Herb Mix

  4. VLCC Ayurvedic Henna for Hair

  5. Biotique Bio Henna Fresh Powder Hair Color for Dark Hair

  6. Jovees Henna & Brahmi Herbal Mehendi

  7. Khadi Natural Henna

  8. Banjara’s Black Henna

  9. Nature’s Essence Magic Henna Hair Color

  10. TVAM Pure Natural Henna

What are the different types of henna?

Nevertheless, henna has earned a lot of popularity in the recent days and these days have become one of the go-to cosmetic hair dyes for both women and men. There is commercially packaged henna sold in markets in most countries including India, Europe, Australia, and some others.

  • Natural henna: This kind of henna has a rich reddish brown stain which further darkens with every passing day since it was first applied. It is also called ‘red henna’ to distinguish it from the other kinds like ‘black henna’ and ‘neutral henna’ which might not actually contain henna instead are made from other dyes or plants.
  • Henna: this is not henna powder and does not change the color of hair. It is generally manufactured by powdering the plant Senna Italica or any other plant closely related to Senna and Cassia species.
  • Black henna: This kind of henna powder is derived mainly from indigo plants and might also contain some unlisted dyes and chemicals, such as para-phenylenediamine (PPD). However, it is not used on the skin much in spite of its quality of staining the skin quickly because it may cause allergic reactions and permanent scarring if it is left for more than a couple of days. A synthetic substance like PPD is advised to be avoided while making this henna for the adverse effects it might have on the health. Black henna is commonly used in combination with henna to dye hair black, from where it got its name in the late 19th

Why use organic henna instead of synthetic products?

Since henna is organic and convenient to use, a lot of people choose it over chemical treatments for hair dyeing. In addition to the convenience, it is also associated with other health benefits like strengthening and nourishment of hair follicles and reduction of several other complications like dandruff, scabies, eczema and other fungal infections. It has also shown improved results for people suffering from symptoms of depressions and stress, as the addition of the henna oil to your regular bath water provides relaxing and soothing effects to your skin and brain. However, Henna has been in use for a long time in several countries, most commonly to dye hair.

These days there are various options of henna products for one to choose from, and it can be a daunting task to find the right choice for your hair. Nevertheless, listed below are the top ten organic henna products and their compositions that will further help you choose the best option that will promote hair health:

1. Ojya Natural Mehendi

Ojya Natural  Mehendi

 This is one of most reputed brands of natural henna hair color in India credible for the benefits it provides the hair with. It provides the user with a natural looking color and luster and further enhances hair health by making it softer and shinier. It can be used after repacking and has been seen to stay longer than most other products.

2. Godrej Nupur Henna

Godrej Nupur Henna

This brand of henna for hair color is one of the most popular ones out there in today’s time. It is made with 9 beneficial herbs like Brahmi, hibiscus, neem, methi, aloe vera, amla, bhringraj. Shikakai, and jatamansi. All of these contents of the product are crucial for promoting stronger, longer, thicker and more voluminous hair. It also provides your hair with a nice brownish tinge.

3. Shahnaz Forever Henna Precious Herb Mix

Shahnaz Forever Henna Precious Herb Mix

Shanaz Hussain is a very well-known brand in India and is famous for its all-natural range of products. This is one such product which can be used for both conditioning and hair coloring. There are instructions provided which further describes how long you need to have it applied for conditioning and coloring. So if you are a user who is just looking for the benefits of henna and not coloring, this product can be a lot of use to you.

4. VLCC Ayurvedic Henna for Hair

VLCC Ayurvedic Henna for Hair

This is again an excellent product that contains shikalai and amla extracts that contribute to the better health of your hair. It provides natural conditioning to your hair which makes it silkier, smoother and healthier post application. It is also very effective in covering grey hairs, and further relaxes and cools the scalp. However, one of the downsides of this product is that it contains parabens.

5. Biotique Bio Henna Fresh Powder Hair Color for Dark Hair

Biotique Bio Henna Fresh Powder Hair Color for Dark Hair

Biotique has this henna powder made from a blend of henna leaves, Arjun tree bark and mango kernel which are an essential and further help to nourish the hair and giving it a nice brownish tint. The perfect blend provides for very natural color and promotes retention of moisture, unlike a lot of other products. However, this product is only suited for dark hair.

6. Jovees Henna & Brahmi Herbal Mehendi

Jovees Henna & Brahmi Herbal Mehendi

Another one such nice herbal henna product which contains the goodness of Brahmi is this. It effectively covers grey hairs and conditions it, making it lustrous and shiny. Regular usage of this product will also enhance the growth of longer, denser, and thicker hair and further reduce hair fall. In addition to such benefits, the pack comes with a free pair of gloves and a disposable shower cap.

7. Khadi Natural Henna

Khadi Natural Henna

Khadi is one of the well-trusted brands that provide various natural products. The organic henna powder is guaranteed to nourish the scalp of your hair from the roots and promote strong, glossy and smooth hair. It also comes in various options of colors which make it suitable for both men and women and make it one of the more convenient products to use.

8. Banjara’s Black Henna

 Banjara’s Black Henna

One of the brands that provide different variants of natural henna where each variant is enhanced with a different herb such as amla, hibiscus or aloe vera to mention a few. It also comes in a Brazilian black variant which is ensured to cover all grey hairs and provide the richest black color amongst all other brands. In addition to that, the powder is also free from ammonia which reduces side effects of any kind.

9. Nature’s Essence Magic Henna Hair Color

This product boasts a pure blend of henna and other necessary and beneficial herbs that provide excellent color coverage for grey hairs. It has three color variants to decide from, namely, black, brown and burgundy. Nevertheless, the ingredients list is sure to make the user happy as it contains coffee seeds, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil among several others. It acts as a natural and safe hair coloring product with a long lasting and strong color.

10. TVAM Pure Natural Henna

Possibly one of the most expensive brands of hair color in India, it sure does make it worth it by being free of SLS, SLES, Pthalates, and Parabens. It comes in a traditional gunnysack which is also eco-friendly. They come in three different shades, black, brown and dark brown and show visible effects after 48 hours of application. To prepare it to give you the best results you will need to mix the henna powder in lukewarm water and keep it there overnight.

A henna application can be a very messy and time-consuming process but is well worth it keeping in mind all the benefits to the hair health. In addition to that, it is also natural and does not lead to any side effects. If you are experiencing conditions like dry hair or hair fall, some yogurt or eggs to the mixture of henna can be much more beneficial to the overall health of your hair. Some people also add coffee or beetroot juice to the mix which further retains and intensifies the color. Given all of its benefits and advantages using henna instead of synthetic products is much more preferable.

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