FAQ Henné Color

Can Henné Color henna hair colours cover grey hair?

The Henné Color henna hair colours are gentle products free from oxidants, ammonia and p-phenylenediamine (PPD), the hair fibre is not bleached. The resulting colour will depend on your original hair colour, whether natural or coloured. Depending on the amount and distribution of grey hair, the hair will have different coloured highlights for a natural effect that will improve by subsequent colouring. The resulting colour will be more intense every time you colour your hair.

What are the differences between the Henné Poudre and Henné Crème colouring products from the Henné Color range?

The 2 different formulations will allow you to customise your colour with a very natural result.

Do you require a shorter developing time? A very simple application? The colouring cream will therefore be more suited to your needs. Our Henné Crème colouring cream is a 2-in-1 product as it is a colour and a conditioner. No preparation is needed, just simply apply it to your hair and leave for 20 to 40 minutes depending on the desired effect. Our Henné Crème colours will hide your first grey hair and may cover up to 100% grey hair depending on the selected shade. You can use our colour chart and product information sheet to help you choose your hair colour.

Do you require a plant dye? A simple preparation by adding hot water? A higher henna concentration? The Henné Poudre hair colour will therefore be more suited to your needs. Our Henné Poudre colours start being effective after 30-minute developing time. This can be increased up to 2 hours for a deeper colour. Our Henné Poudre colours will hide your first grey hair and may cover up to 50% grey hair depending on the selected shade. You can use our colour chart and product information sheet to help you choose your hair colour.

May I lighten my hair with henna hair colours from the Henné Color range?

No, Henné Color henna hair colours are gentle products free from oxidants, the hair fibre is not bleached and its structure is not altered. It is therefore impossible to bleach your hair or lighten its natural colour with this type of hair colouring.

May I darken my natural colour with Henné Color henna hair colours?

Yes, the result will depend on the natural colour of your hair and the chosen colour.  Your natural colour may be 2 or 3 shades darker at most. The colour chart will be of great help in selecting a colour suitable for your original colour. As your hair is made up of different shades of hair, the resulting colour will show natural highlights which will intensify after each application.

How often should I use Henné Color henna hair colours?

These are gentle products free from oxidants, ammonia, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and resorcinol, so they can be used as often as you need. Colouring your hair every 3 to 4 weeks is ideal and prevents grey regrowth from showing.  It is also possible to colour your roots only in between two full head colours.

When should I shampoo my hair when using Henné Color henna hair colours?

It is best to shampoo your hair before applying Henné Color henna hair colour. The hair is then clean and free of residues and substances which could reduce the adherence of the colour. After having applied the colour and left it for the appropriate time, simply rinse your hair with warm water until it runs clear. You may shampoo your hair the following day if needed. The colouring results will be enhanced when using our gentle shampoos which are formulated without silicone. Silicones leave a residue on the hair fibre and prevent the colour from adhering to the hair fibre.

May I colour my eyelashes and eyebrows with Henné Color henna colours?

No, our henna colours must only be used for colouring hair.

How do Henné Color henna hair colours work?

The Henné Color henna hair colours are gentle products. The colour is deposited on the hair and fixed to the hair fibre. The structure of the hair is not altered. Our hair colours have been formulated with fewer chemicals that are aggressive for your hair and have been enriched with antioxidants which sheathes the hair. The active ingredients in our hair colours will reinforce the hair fibre instead of weakening it. Their regular use can benefit the hair and scalp. Our hair colours can be used as and when needed.

Should I do a sensitivity test with Henné Color henna hair colours?

All Henné Color hair colours are formulated to protect the hair fibre and scalp. Our hair colours are free from oxidants, parabens, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and resorcinol. They are particularly suitable for people with an allergy to p-phenylenediamine (PPD). However, as sensitivity to different products is very personal, an allergic reaction may occur. A sensitivity test 48 hours before colouring your hair is recommended. Please refer to the instructions provided in the box.

Our hair colour must only be used on hair. External use only. Do not dye eyelashes or eyebrows.

When should I avoid using Henné Color henna hair colours?

If your sensitivity test is positive.

If you have a scalp injury, inflammation or dermatitis. Hair colours should only be used on a healthy scalp.

Immediately after a perm, a chemical colouring, straightening or any intervention which is aggressive to the hair. 2 to 4 weeks must be allowed between the original intervention and colouring with henna.

Why must I emulsify my hair colour before rinsing?

Emulsifying the hair colour consists in wetting the hair with clean water and gently massaging the hair and scalp (for approximately 2 minutes) before rinsing. This step helps clean the scalp and better fix the colour.

Why should I wear gloves when applying the hair colour?

The aim of the hair colour is to colour. Wearing gloves will protect your skin and your nails from absorbing the colour. Clothes must also be protected.

Why should I wear a cap after applying the hair colour?

With a cap, the colour is better absorbed into the hair. Cling-film can also be used. The colouring effect can be further improved by using a warm towel on the cap or the cling-film.

Can I use Henné Color henna hair colours at the hairdresser’s?

Yes, indeed. Your hairdresser, if he/she understands the principles of henna colouring, will be able to advise you and colour your hair resulting in a very natural, luminous and rich colour. A hair colour containing quality henna which is free of heavy metals is compatible with chemical hair colouring, as long as the waiting time required between two colourings is observed (2 to 4 weeks).  Your hairdresser may contact us via our contact form for further information.

May I keep my Henné Color henna hair colour?

Yes. For powdered hair colours, simply reseal the package and store away from moisture. Comply with the use-by-date indicated on the product. Products which have been removed from the box or mixed must be discarded. 

How can I protect my Henné Color hair colour?

Products specifically designed with gentle formulas for coloured hair should be used. As part of the Henné Color range, we have developed hair care shampoos with extracts of organic henna with gentle and silicone free formulas. The Henné Color range also offers products to “extend” and boost your colour: Colour Revival Treatments

How long will my Henné Color hair colour last?

While shampooing once or twice a week, your hair will keep its beautiful colour for 3 to 4 weeks after which your hair regrowth will start appearing. In the case of a one-off hair colouring, the colour will gradually fade.  However, if you want to prolong or even intensify your colour, you can simply colour your hair again. It is also possible to colour your roots only in between 2 full head colours or use our henna Colour Revival Treatments which will reload colour into the hair fibre. 

I have used a chemical dye on my hair, can I use Henné Color henna hair colours?

Yes, indeed. However, you should wait 2 to 4 weeks between these two colourings. The Henné Color colouring range are free from heavy metals, thus fully compatible with chemical dyes.

How do I know what the resulting colour will be when using Henné Color henna hair colours?

You can use the colour chart which will help you choose your colour according to your current hair colour. You can also test the colour on a strand of hair.

Can I add streaks or highlights using Henné Color henna hair colours?

Streaks or highlights can be added to your hair using Henné Crème hair colours. If you use Henné Poudre, you should get your streaks or highlights done by your hairdresser. Henna colours will distribute throughout your hair and give very natural highlights.

Can I mix different shades of Henné Color henna hair colours?

Henné Color hair colours will result in a customised colour as it depends on your current hair colour and unique highlights. However, Henné Poudre products can be mixed together. Henné Crème products can also be mixed to one another. This allows you to create your own colour according to your desires and fashion.

Are Henné Color hair colours compatible with chemical dyes?

Our henna from India or Egypt has been carefully selected and controlled.  Our henna has been processed for easier application and optimised colouring results. Free from heavy metals, our henna is compatible with chemical dyes. However, the chemical dye, by modifying the hair structure, is much more aggressive for your hair. It is therefore recommended to wait 2 to 4 weeks before applying henna colours to chemically dyed hair to allow your hair to recover.

My hands or clothes have been stained by the hair colour, what should I do?

You should wear gloves and protect your clothing when applying hair colours. In case of accidental staining when using hair colours, wash as soon as possible with soapy water to prevent the colour from setting. You can also protect your hairline with an oily cream which will act as a screen for the skin.

The resulting colour is not what I expected, I need further information on using the product.

Contact us via our form for personalised advice.

How do I shampoo my hair?

As hair traps impurities, the first step for a successful shampoo is brushing to remove dirt and impurities from your hair.

Then apply a dose of Hair Care Shampoo with extract of organic henna to wet hair. Distribute it evenly and carefully throughout your hair.  Gently massage your scalp, using circular motions to activate microcirculation.

Rinse thoroughly your hair under warm water followed by a final rinse with cool water. This last rinse will help tighten scales on the hair fibre for better colour and shine.

Using your Hair Care Shampoo with organic henna extract will also care for your hair.

The same method is used with the non-colouring neutral shampoo with organic henna extract.

Our range of Hair Care Shampoos with organic henna extract must only be used on hair. Not suitable for eyelashes or eyebrows. External use only.

How often should I shampoo my hair?

Shampooing is an integral part of the hair beauty ritual.
Its frequency varies according to your lifestyle, hair type and level of pollution in the environment in which you live. Shampooing your hair 2 to 3 times a week is generally sufficient. Our Hair Care Shampoos with organic henna extract are free from silicone, parabens and SLSs. Their gentle formulas allow you to shampoo your hair on a daily basis if needed.

How do I choose the colour of my Hair Care Shampoo with organic henna extract?

Our Hair Care Shampoo with organic henna extract is available in 7 different shades matching the Henné Poudre and Henné Crème hair colours from the Henné Color range. It also available as a neutral Hair Care Shampoo.

The colours of our Hair Care Shampoo are perfect for boosting the shine and highlights of your hair. Just choose the closest shade to your natural or coloured hair colour. 

If you want more highlights or more depth to your hair, you can choose a colour which is one or two shades darker than your original colour. Our range of Hair Care Shampoos with organic henna extract are free from parabens, SLSs and silicone. They are formulated without oxidants, ammonia, p-phenylenediamine (PPD), synthetic fragrances, resorcinol and heavy metals.
They are as easy and quick to use as a conventional shampoo.

When should I use the neutral Hair Care Shampoo with organic henna extract?

It can be used on coloured or natural hair as well as hair requiring gentle or frequent use shampoo.

What is a henna Colour Revival Treatment?

Our henna Colour Revival Treatment is a colouring hair care product which gives tinted effect and shine to your hair. It can be applied to coloured or natural hair and is used as a colouring care mask for your hair to boost your colour or subtly enhance your natural colour. It reloads colour into the hair fibre. Formulated free from oxidants, ammonia, p-phenylenediamine (PPD), resorcinol, heavy metals, SLSs, parabens and silicone, these are gentle colour treatment products.

  • Henna extract is a plant dye which has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It also is a plant-based hair conditioner. It brings softness, suppleness, volume and shine to your hair.
  • Shea butter nourishes lifeless hair et strengthens the ends.
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil is used to restructure dull hair with split ends.


Henna Colour Revival Treatment is available in 6 different shades: Blond, Copper, Mahogany, Auburn, Chestnut and Black.

When should I use Henna Colour Reviving Treatment?

Regular use of Colour Revival Treatments helps prolong your hair colour and shine. This 2-in-1 product is both a colour care and hair care product.

Henna Colour Revival Treatment is available in 6 different shades matching the Henné Poudre and Henné Crème hair colours from the Henné Color range.

On natural or coloured hair, you can either enhance your colour by using a shade close to your original hair colour or intensify the contrasts and depth of your hair by choosing a darker shade. The difference in colour between your hair colour and the shade chosen must be of 1 to 2 shades at the most.

Henna Colour Revival Treatment does not lighten your hair. The product information sheets will help you refine your choice.

How do I use Henna Colour Revival Treatment?

It is used as a colouring mask and reloads colour into your hair fibre.

After shampooing, rinse then carefully apply 1 or 2 doses of Henna Colour Revival Treatment, distributing it throughout your hair from root to tip. Leave for 5 to 15 minutes. Thoroughly rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to tighten the hair scales. Dry and style.

This Colour Revival Treatment can be used once a week. It can be applied to coloured, highlighted or natural hair.

Enriched with colouring pigments and active plant ingredients, it reloads colour into your hair fibre and provides a complete hair care product. It acts as a colour reviver and a hair mask.

For the first application, the product should be tested by reducing the application time or by testing on a strand of hair only.

This Colour Revival Treatment is only suitable for use on hair.

How do I use the henna Conditioning Balm?

The Conditioning Balm with organic henna extract is a hair care product which helps in styling your hair. It can be used after every shampoo and is applied from the root to the tip of the hair. It may also be added to the Henné Poudre hair colours during preparation. Henna extract is a plant-based hair conditioner which gives suppleness, softness, volume and shine to your hair.

When should I use the Henné Neutre powder treatment?

Henna extract has antiseptic and antioxidant properties. It is a plant-based hair conditioner which respects the scalp and hair fibre. It makes for easy styling and brings softness, suppleness, volume and shine to your hair.
The Henné Color Henné Neutre powder treatment is not a colouring product. It can be used occasionally, regularly or seasonally depending on your hair’s needs.

When should I use the Henna and Cinchona Fortifying Treatment?

This treatment combines the beneficial properties of neutral henna and cinchona. Cinchona has stimulating properties. Henna extract has antiseptic and antioxidant properties. It brings softness, suppleness, volume and shine to your hair.  The Henna Cinchona Fortifying Treatment is not a colouring product but fortifies your hair. It can be used occasionally, regularly or seasonally depending on your hair’s needs.

When should I use the “Express Touch” Hair Mascaras?

They cover up your roots between two hair colours. This is the new “hair make-up”.

Our “Express Touch” Hair Mascaras are henna “hair make-up colours”. They are available in 7 different shades. They are used to add highlights to natural or coloured hair and to touch up your hair colour.  These clever products will add style to your hair.

They are very practical and easy to use, can be used at home or even slipped into your handbag for a last minute application.  Stylish and fun... anything is possible! You can combine different colours or try out quirky colours...

How do I use “Express Touch” Hair Mascara?

Use the applicator on a strand of hair or on your roots. The colour can be intensified by applying a second layer until the desired effect is obtained. Leave to dry for a few minutes and voilà!

To remove the colour, simply shampoo your hair.

As with all our Henné Color hair colour products, the Hair Mascaras are free from oxidants, ammonia, p-phenylenediamine ( PPD), synthetic fragrances, resorcinol and heavy metals

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