Vénitien Henna

Henna Hair Colour

A strawberry blonde for fair hair

Vénitien Henna. A brown rectangular block of solid henna hair colour, with a floral design and the letter V pressed on the top.
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€21.00

Glaze your hair strands with our henna hair dyes, varnishing the outer-layer of your hair with a tone of your choice.

What’s in it for you?
A beautiful henna, cassia and chamomile hair colour for beautiful shades of strawberry blonde hair colour. Our 100% natural hair dye is ideal if you have an existing hair dye allergy, are looking for a safer alternative to synthetic hair dye or just want shiny, healthy hair.

What colour will your hair go?
Vénitien acts like a warm, honey-coloured glaze, adding sun-kissed tones and shine to naturally blonde, light or white hair. It can also be used to tint white hair golden red or to add warmth and shine to previously lightened hair if you’re ditching the bleach. Vénitien will not have an effect on brunette hair other than adding plenty of shine!

You can make sure henna is the right choice for you by reading our FAQ.

How does it work?
Henna contains a pigment called lawsone that has an affinity to the keratin in your hair. It adheres to the cuticle like a varnish, adding a layer of sheer colour without changing your natural hair colour. This will very gradually fade over time. Henna can be used to help bind other materials to the hair like the blonde-enhancing chamomile and rhubarb in Vénitien. This brick also contains cassia powder - often known as ‘neutral henna’ for the similar way it attaches to the hair cuticle and its gloss-giving effects. We add cocoa butter, which softens and aids slip through the hair, and enables us to make a solid, self-preserving product.

What’s in it for the planet?
Synthetic hair dyes contain chemicals known as aromatic amines that are not only associated with health risks, but may bioaccumulate in our ecosystem. Hair salon wastewater has been found to contain colour molecules unconsumed by the dye process, as well as mutagenic byproducts, that are not believed to be effectively removed from our water systems. Choosing a plant-based, ppd-free hair dye like Lush henna reduces the number of these materials in circulation.

How to use:
Henna is a gloriously messy, hippy process - and the idea is to get as much of it onto the hair as possible! Our essential bamboo henna application brush is ideal for getting extra precision, and our reusable Henna Hair Wrap is perfect for wrapping your hair colour while it develops for redder results. Our unique cocoa butter henna brick is designed to be enough for one head of mid-length hair and melts down with hot water into a rich paste, which you should apply generously. See our top tips for application here.

How to store:
Your henna brick will arrive in a beautiful recycled paper packaging, with designs inspired by intricate patterns of lace from the Italian Renaissance. Keep your henna brick in its wrap in a cool, dry place, ready for when you use it. Henna bricks are best used fresh and you can put any leftover melted henna in your compost.

To continue our commitment to reduce single use plastic, your henna will no longer come with plastic gloves. Please protect your hands with your trusty reusable rubber gloves.

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