Traditional—yet Complex & Bold. This is our darkest brown and best selling color.
• maintaining classic dark brown hair
• medium to dark brown hair seeking a rich dark brown (little change to black hair)
• drastic darkening of blonde and light brown hair to a natural brown
+ suitable for all hair types, textures, etc.
1 packet (3.5 oz/100g) will dye hair to shoulder.
3 packets (10.5 oz/300g) will dye hair to waist.
Note: hair thickness and type (straight, curly, etc) will make a difference.
For super thick curly hair, order an extra packet.
Ex: Super Thick Curly Hair to Shoulder, Order 2 Packets.
Getting the perfect dark brown is tricky, and using only natural ingredients makes it even more challenging. But we did it, and it Rocks!
We found that tweaking a variation of our Natural Black formula (adding some additional henna and blending in some light reflective conditioners) we could get a glorious dark chocolatey brown. This color captures all the cool depth of the Natural Black, yet still warms the hair with its mocha rich browns.
A strong rich brown sets the base while delicate walnut & coffee notes dance on the highlights. Simple, classic, and perfect for dark brown hair.
Our Henna-Based Hair Dyes Are Your Best Choice:
• Organically grown & seasonally hand-harvested in indigenous hearty soils.
• Milled to a fine powder to allow maximum, predictable pigment release.
• Hand-sifted three times to a uniform texture for best application.
• Vacuum-sealed & light-sealed to preserve potency, purity, and freshness.
Always Cruelty-Free. Never Tested on Animals.
NO added chemicals, preservatives or perfumes—just pure natural goodness!
Award-Winning Purity & Quality.
Ingredients: natural indigo, natural henna, amla gooseberry, false daisy petals, neem leaf…(that’s it).
Best color I’ve ever gotten and made my hair not just lustrous, but feel thicker and healthier. It’s a long process but completely worth it.
Follow the instructions and don’t add anything else to the mix, it’s perfect. I plan on never using hair dye again as long as this product is available.
I am so incredibly happy to have found a natural coloring system that works. My husband and I are going to start trying for kiddos and I did not want to continue box coloring through pregnancy. And the last time I colored my hair with chemicals, I lost a significant amount; I was very over the process and potential long-term health issues. I researched henna and found the Henna Color Lab had a ton of great reviews, so I tried the dark brown for my medium-dark brown hair. I am starting to grey in my temples and in my part, and was SO happy with how well this covered the little wiry whites, and really blended the finer grey on either side of my head. I’m terrible at reading instructions, so I used cold water instead of hot–it still turned out fine after rinsing 1.5 hours after application, but I will be following the recommendations next time. It was a little messy as the heat from my head began to liquify the solution and drip from under the cap, but honestly, I’d rather deal with that than applying who knows what out of a box to my head every month. It’s been a week and the color has lightened a little (again, I did not follow the directions to a t) but I am still super happy with the results. The grey hairs aren’t sticking straight up, and have taken on a dark golden color, giving the rest of my hair a lot of dimension. My hair has also literally never felt healthier in the history of coloring it. I train most days and get pretty sweaty, and have to wash my hair after workouts, but since coloring it last week I’ve made an appoint to skip the shampoo, rinse with warm water, condition it, and rinse again with cold water, and I think that’s also made a big difference in color retention and overall health. I’m honestly just relieved to have found an all-natural solution to coloring my hair, and not having to compromise my health. So, 10 out of 10– will do again.
I’m so HAPPY!
I’ve been considering dyeing my hair for a long while. I started sprouting silvery hairs well over a decade ago ~ and they’ve been coming in slow, but I finally got to a point where I was over it. I love it when people let themselves rock their silver locks, but I’m just not ready for that myself yet. Anyways, after thoroughly reading the reviews here, I decided to go for it.
I can hardly believe how well it worked! I don’t see a single silver ~ and there were LOTS. And the color is so luscious & rich.
A few things I did that I presume helped the process…
1) I read BD’s 2 reviews on here and followed their process for greys coverage. I did personalize the protocol slightly ~ I was nervous the indigo would be too cool a tone for me, so instead of mixing equal parts pure indigo and dark brown, I did about 2 parts brown to 1 part indigo.
2) I slathered. Especially on the roots, as that’s were I was trying to get the most coverage.
3) I tried to be really patient and thorough, and take my time.
Again, I can’t believe how happy I am with the outcome. I’m quite sensitive to chemicals, and I just love how natural this is. I even liked the smell! Made me think of soil mixed with ocean 🙂 Lastly, my hair feels notably softer now.
Definitely feeling my hair mojo now, and I just can’t say enough good things. Thanks so much for this fabulous product!
Aida Quezada-Reyes –
Does not work. Followed instructions and applied twice for 3+ hrs and both times my grays were still gray. No change at all!
So I have wanted to try henna and indigo for years now to darken my medium brown hair and even out my sunbleached ends. I finally bit the bullet and purchased a bunch of these packets to try. Two bags turned out to be just the right amount to cover my waist length, medium density hair, though I will be doing a second dyeing to fully darken my ends and catch a few missed spots. The paste definitely has a weird honey/earthy smell—not great but not horrible. I was worried about how the different dye release times would work with the henna and indigo already mixed together, but it seems to work just fine. My hair went through some weird undertones during the first three days (greenish, then bluish, then reddish—but not terribly noticeable) before settling into a neutral espresso. My 2A-B waves did not loosen at all, in fact they are softer, shinier, and healthier than ever. I’m extremely pleased with this product and will definitely use it again.
Shannon Alfaro –
5* for their CS
5* for Sally in CS and her color recommendation
4* for the smell of the product- however, the company cannot change that
5* for the price/value of the product
Starting hair- yellow level 9, over bleached, hair was stringy/gummy when wet and felt like hay when dry.
Sally recommended: medium and dark brown with full disclosure results were “unpredictable” due to extremely damaged bleached hair.
End result- the medium brown models hair color, just a kiss lighter. Nice balance of warm and cool tones. The integrity of my hair was not compromised at all and health of my hair was actually restored.
8 week post application- It’s now time to do a touch up and my hair is still as soft, shiny, and healthy as it was following the application. It stayed pretty true to color. Maybe lightened a half shade. My hair no longer has the overcooked spaghetti feel/look since applying this.
Closing thoughts: Overall value is good. Gentle on hair. Provides good coverage, even on areas I have gray hairs. Don’t let the smell, and color of the product deter you because the results are well worth it my friend. I found this less messy than conventional at home hair color kits. I do recommended really working it into the roots/scalp and then pulling it through to the ends for a thorough saturation.
Does nothing for grey hairs. I followed the directions and left it in for 2 hours and my greys are still grey. It’s also not as environmentally friendly as it’s marketed to be. I bought this as an alternative to traditional chemical dyes. It’s a nice idea in theory, but the reality is that you’ll use water in mixing the henna and then significantly more water when washing it out. Chemical dyes also take some extra time to wash out, but henna is thick and requires copious amounts of water to fully wash out. There are also plastic gloves and cap included so if you’re look for a zero waste option, this isn’t it.
Didn’t dye my hair brown at all. I have used deep red and burgundy which didn’t work either. The red also ran to fast so I decided to go dark brown but it didn’t make it darker. I’m going to wait the 48 hours to see. Since I already had red hair I didn’t do the two step.
Michelle Gevorkyan –
My first time dying my hair!! I’m 39 and have been sprouting some silvery wiry hairs here and there but can’t use harsh dyes because of the chemicals. I have an auto immune disease that could really flare up with harsh chemicals. That being said I’m extremely sensitive and prone to outbreaks from regular mainstream products. I will admit I was skeptical about using henna as my mother recommended but warned it could have heavy red undertones🙈 Took my chances and am SO happy I did. I have natural light/medium hair and wanted to go couple shades darker to match my darker pigmented microbladed eyebrows. The process was easy, super easy. I followed the directions to a T, left on 2 hours and rinsed it all out. I also blew it dry for 10 minutes. Color is beautiful. Rich and deep with subtle toffee highlights peeking through. Silvery whites are all gone. Hair looks healthier. Absolutely no reactions whatsoever. Cleanup was easy for me and I’m so grateful for this product!! This will be my new go-to. Don’t be hesitant to try this. It’s an amazing product!! Thank you for making this and making my day!!!❤️
If you’ve been thinking of trying henna, DO IT! I was a bit nervous and skeptical since this was my first time, but I’m beyond happy with the results! My natural color is dirty blonde hair, but I’ve been getting bored with it and wanted a change, so I ordered the medium brown henna. After two applications, my hair was super healthy, but still not quite the color I was hoping for (turned out more auburn/coppery) so I ordered the dark brown, and it’s perfect!! Deep, rich, and chocolately. I am hooked and will be a customer for life! Henna Color Lab also has an amazing customer service team if you have questions or need anything. Highly recommend this company and their products.
This is amazing. I was so skeptical. I am a customer for life now. I have dark brown hair with 50% gray roots. One session, leaving dye for one hour, covered nearly all of it. I think a second session would be total coverage. I am so, so happy. 1. I am tired of paying for salon visits and 2. I am pregnant and want only natural dyes. This is a great product!
I had a hair bleach disaster and was left with a brassy blonde mess with natural auburn roots. I used Dark Brown to cover it. I’ve applied it 3 times in the last 7 days. It faded significantly when washed. I believe the fade is due to there not being enough henna in this blend to stick to the blonde. I now have dark ash toned chocolate hair that looks totally natural!!! I am allergic to ALL hair dyes. I had no problems using this dye and it smelled great!! I will try Auburn or Copper brown next to bring more warmth to my hair. Overall this stuff is amazing and I will not be using anything else on my hair,
This is an addition to my review on July 11, 2019. I usually mix the henna with water in 1-2 batches as needed due to the 10 minute limit after which the mixture becomes expired. So I mix one batch, apply then mix the second batch and apply. I’m usually very close to the 10 minute mark towards the end of each batch application and sometimes go a little over. This time I mixed with water about 4 times so I had each batch applied within 5 minutes before mixing the next. I noticed the results were better than usual so try this if you aren’t getting the results you want. I have a ton of very stubborn greys and it does work.
Elisha Niederlander –
First time using Henna. And I’m amazed. This was easy to use. And my hair came out so gorgeous and natural looking. I had old bleach in my hair from a year ago, it made my hair have a weird orangy brassy ombre. My natural hair is Ash brown. I wanted to advoid chemical dyes. And go back to my natural hair color. I was debating to get this or the Meduim brown. Because the pictures looked like my hair would fall in between. I went for the dark brown because my hair is more cool toned. And I’m sooo happy with my decision. It matched my roots perfectly. It completely covered the brassy color on my bottom half. My hair was dull and dry before and now its extremely shiny, healthy, and a beautiful dark chocolate brown. It looks like I got my hair professionally done!!! I’m amazed how this shade was identical to my natural hair. My hair is long/medium a little past my breasts. It reccomended 2 boxes but I only got 1 and it covered all my hair. I love this sooo much will buy again!!
I am a first time user and I want to Thank you to BD for writing the review on July 11, 2019. I followed what she did and I got the desired result of dark brown color PLUS most importantly took care of my stubborn grey hair as well!!!
I also followed the instructions of covering the grey hair i.e. two-step process of applying the henna. I did the first time at night (left it in hair for 2 hours and washed with water only) then second application was next day morning, again left it for 2 hours and then wash hair with water only but also applied conditioner.
My hair is very very dry and brittle as well and I also followed the instructions of oiling the hair and leave the oil for 2 days.
If you have gray or white roots, you have to do two applications. I did my roots first for 1.5 hours, second time whole head for 2.5 hours. The result is a wonderful rich brown with very subtle red highlights. Great product with excellent results!
Rebecca Segal –
I have been using henna since I was 19 and that means a long time! I have used dye in the past too but always go back to the tried and true. I have used many good brands of henna but henna lab is really the best. The henna is sifted so well, it never makes clumps when I mix it up with water. The consistency is creamy I dont even have to add conditioner to the mix like other brands. The color is a beautiful rich dark brown and gives my hair body. The grey sprouts dont get covered as well so I alternate doing the roots with a red based henna ( a base of red is what will cover the greys) Overall I just bought my second bundle of 5 and plan to share one pack with my sister so she can see for herself how good henna lab is!
If anyone is hesitating using this product, just take the plunge! I’ve never reviewed anything in my life but this Henna Hair Dye is an absolute game changer for me. I finally feel empowered and free from chemical dyes! I found it easier and a much more relaxing process than boxed or salon dyeing. To me, it was less mess, better smell, no burning scalp, and didn’t take that much more time than the box stuff! And the results for covering gray for me were BETTER than chemical dye.
Also, it wasn’t only a coloring process, it was like a deep conditioning treatment as well; three weeks on my hair still feels soft and stronger somehow.
Thank you for developing this product and freeing people from chemical dyes!
Darcie Juneau –
I have light brown hair naturally… I mixed the dark brown with black (1/4 black 3/4 dark brown) It looks more like a medium brown. I let it 2h45. I’ll do the treatment again in 1 month because it is a lot more light then the picture. My hair is very soft and shinny tho.
Gina Gilligo –
I promise you this will cover greys as long as you are patient and give it the time (about twice for me) to deposit the color.
I was scared to use henna, but made the switch in efforts to be environmentally friendly. I have heavily processed and colored hair and at the time I decided to dye, I had a strong ombre going from black to dark blonde.
My first round with henna was dark brown over the whole head. I left it on for 4 hours. It blended the ombre well, covered the blonde, but there were still greys. Over a week, the parts that were blonde lightened up to a warm light brown, but I noticed greys were really showing. I used the black on the roots only for 2 hours and the greys are ALL gone. After waiting 48 hours , I oiled my hair, then washed it – so soft and healthy! I am looking forward to maintaining my black roots and dark brown henna as time goes on.
Just started using henna a month ago. I have very stubborn gray roots especially in the front and was ready to switch to a different product because it didn’t cover the gray hair after a couple of applications following the instructions provided. Fortunately, saw BD’s review on July 11,2019, followed her recommendations and got great results with gray coverage! Really appreciate BD’s review . Staying with your product. Thanks HCL!
I switched from chemical hair dye to henna months ago and it took me that long to figure out a way to make it work. I tried the medium brown and my hair came out copper/gold. I then tried the dark brown and I got a medium brown color with tons of copper strands. Here’s what worked for me and I have quite a bit of stubborn grays: mix equal parts of dark brown and pure indigo into a thick pudding like paste that is not runny and apply to clean hair using the applicator brush. My front hairs are very stubborn so I pull them back and apply, pull them forward and apply, then part in the middle and apply, lastly I check for any short grays that are standing tall and slather on those. Then put on shower cap and wrap foil over head pretty tight. Leave for 2 hours and wash. This gave me a nice dark brown tone which took a couple of days to really come through. This is the only method that worked on my grays and I am now a repeat customer.
Amanda K. –
I mix this about 50/50 with Ginger Blonde and I LOVE the color! It works well on real hair as well as human-hair extensions! It’s a ‘better than natural’ dark brown with fine flecks of warm gold. Try it, you’ll thank me 🙂 Oh ya, and I mix conditioner into the henna after mixing the powder with water and letting it activate for a minute for a less inky/intense/dark color. It comes out more sheer, and moisturized.
Had high hopes due to reviews but product did not work as I expected it too. I have naturally light ash brown hair and it seemed to only tint my hair a tad bit darker but not a significant difference after waiting the 2 hours of recommend time.
I used to have natural blonde hair and I wanted a change so I used henna because my aunt said it is not as bad as chemical dye so I used the dark brown and I woke up the next morning after dyeing it twice that night and my hair was green. It’s been 8 months since I did that and my hair is still a dark shade of green and brown. Henna did not work for me
After 3 years of doing highlights and balaye I decided to stop, my hair got dull and damaged. I did a research online and got my first 2 dark brown henna dye(I choose color lab because of the amazing prices and quality ingredients). It took me about 3 hours to dye my hair with henna and I love it! Wish I can post a pic. Just order a bundle more. Highly recommended. Please follow instructions and do not add coffe/tea/oil/egg, do not need it
I’m really impressed with this product! I’ve been using henna for about 8 years, most recently I was using a henna and cassia mix but I wanted to switch to a dark brown. I have tons of grey argh. This neutralized all that bright copper in my hair and blended out my greys. Keep in mind my grey had a previous application of the henna and cassia, but still, I’m really impressed. I also really like the addition of neem. I had previously been using lemon juice, or citric acid powder and both gave me blisters around my hair line if I wasn’t careful. My scalp seems fine with the neem. I also love that the henna odor is dramatically less with this mix than with my usual henna. I’m going to stock up soon!
The only hair dye I’ve used so far on my hair is the henna hair dyes from colorlab. My hair is dark brown with a few greys, which stayed grey after application. I’ve used the Auburn dye a few times and never had that issue. Maybe you need to leave it longer to have a better result, I left mine on for close to four hours.
I loved dying my hair with this product! I had severely damaged hair for a long time, which was the result of heat, color, and bad reactions to medications. I’ve finally gotten it to a point where it is super healthy again, but I was worried about using traditional box dye and destroying my hair again. I tried henna on a whim and wanted to go from my medium brown hair to slightly darker. The color turned out beautifully and so natural looking. My gold highlights now have a barely-there reddish tint and my dull hair is so soft and a beautiful chocolaty-brown. I definitely recommend this product and am very pleased with the results!
my hair started to grow back!!! after years and years of using horrible box dye and getting my hair professionally dyed … i was sick of my hair falling out! my hair became more and more fine. i was scared! so i decided to stop coloring all together … well… wow… my hair had more greys in it than i thought! i felt washed out and older looking than i am. i did a ton of research and came across this company… sounded too good to be true… i thought … what do i have to lose? i initially got the lighter brown shade and although i was super happy that i looked so much better… it was pretty red. since it made my hair feel so healthy and shiny i thought… let’s try the darker shade! very pretty color! yeah still some red in it but i was thrilled! i might go for the black next time! (my favorite hair color).
TO SUM IT UP:
post quitting chemical dye, my hair is growing back in!
this henna makes my hair feel healthy
i even like the earthy scent!
The color does not stay for me. I’ve ordered this twice already and it just doesn’t work for me. I have about 15%-20% greys, mostly around the front and top of my head. Before using this I was using pure henna from another company. I applied this henna as directed. The very first time I used it it did not cover my greys at all. Second time I left it in longer and it covered up some of the grey. Third time left it on even longer and it did cover my grey but it only lasted literally a week and it faded out and I could clearly see my grey hair again. It does have a nice brown color on my hair that is not grey…but I wouldn’t buy it again because it doesn’t cover my greys. I will go back to my pure henna again because that stuff covered my greys immediately and left them a nice copperish color which looked nice on the red color the henna gave my hair. It was like highlights.
Nicki D –
I had really high hopes for this product, and I don’t want to leave a negative review… but it did not work for me. I am allergic to chemical dyes, so was really pleased to come across this website. I have read all the reviews countless times, and did skin test etc.
I was cautious applying the dye, and so did a small section and wrapped in tin foil to check the colour result mostly. Was really surprised to get a hot face, itchy sensation, and slight swollen features. It went after 24 hours but did feel rather under the weather.
I must be sensitive to something in the product and so only writing this as a potential warning to others. I do not believe natural means you cannot have an allergy. Had good support from Sally in customer services, but feel rather deflated in that I am getting more gray hair which I am not ready for.
Sophia Caruso –
Simply the BEST henna hair dye on the market! I mix the dark brown and just a sprinkle of red wine henna for deep chocolate brown color with plummy/burgundy high lights. I’ve received a number of compliments on the color from everyone to coworkers, friends, hair stylists, and even strangers!
I absolutely LOVE this brand and never intend to switch!
RICHARD FISCELLA –
I WAS VERY SKEPTICAL USING THIS, AS I HAD USED MANY DYES OVER THE YEARS TO COLOR MY HAIR. MY DARK BROWN EITHER CAME OUT TOOO DARK OR SO PHONY LOOKING. THIS HENNA IS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVEABLE. IT COLORS IT PERFECTLY AND IS SO NATURAL EVEN MY HAIRDRESSER DIDN’T KNOW I COLORED MY HAIR. I HAVE GOTTEN SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON MY PRETTY HAIR. PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO ME DID YOU GET A HAIRCUT YOUR HAIR LOOKS SO NICE. WELL YOU HAVE MADE ME A PERMANENT CUSTOMER AND A BELIEVER..
My husband said my hair is lustrous and he has never seen my hair this healthy looking before. No more frizziness. Hek, I didnt even have to put oil or flat iron it. It just very soft and shiny and full of volume. I love it. I have very thick and course black asian hair. I am one of those people that hair stylist hate because my hair is super stubborn to color. It must be bleached in order for the color to show up on my hair. And when they do color after bleached, my hair always turn orange and dry and the root area really bright orange.. Also, the chemicals damaged my hair and dried my scalp so I was looking for alternative to cover my grey hair (10%? Maybe). I used dark brown, of course that doesnt do any color change to my black hair but it sure covered my gray hair, turned into brown or copper brown and it continues to darken. I left it for 3 hours though. No more shiny silvery white gray hair. I did have to apply it twice but my hair is stubborn so that was expected. Now I am going to purchase the light brown in order for me to achieve dark brown for my stubborn black hair. I will try different color. After all, it is natural so I can color all I want. I have a lot of cut out hair saved up when I cut my hair short so I can use them for strand test.
I told my friends and family about it and they are excited. I guess HCL can expect more customers pretty soon. Thank you HCL. I will provide more feed back for next colors.
L. D. –
This was my first time using henna as a dye product, and I am obsessed with it! My hair came out exactly as I was expecting; a deep, dark, rich brown shade that you could drown in! The henna went on easily using my hands, then sat for 3 hours to release the dye. The extra cap and gloves within the packet was quite useful, thank you for that. So far my hair isn’t damaged, and I love the results. If I keep dying my hair, this will be the only dye I ever use.
I had overprocessed, overcolored red/orange hair. I was scared to color it again and was just planning on letting it all grow out and cut it off. I just couldn’t live with it anymore so I tried this and what an amazing color it gave my hair! I left it on for exactly 2 hours and used a conditioner to rinse it out. My hair hasn’t looked this thick and full in so long!
I have been searching for something to color my hair with for years! I am extremely allergic to chemical hair dye. I have also tried the “organic natural hair dye ” and ended up with a systemic reaction. It was horrible! There is no such thing as a natural chemical hair dye!!! If the ppd is taken out, there is something else that has to replace it!! Hair stylists for unknown reasons freak when you mention Hennas. I decided to give it a try as I had no other option as I am about 30% grey. I am sooooo happy I did. I used the Dark Brown and my hair turned out a beautiful rich dark brown. My greys turned an orange/reddish color initially but after waiting about 48 hours they are now a lighter brown. They kind of look like highlights!! My hair feels soooo soft and shiny. I could not be happier!!! Thank you, thank you Henna Color Lab!! Also, thank you for the amazing customer service when I was concerned about the orangy/reddish greys. I would recommend this product and company to anyone that wants a healthy way to color their hair!!!!!
I purchased this color and did a strand test with harvested hair. I have virgin, naturally dark brown hair and wanted to cover some grey’s and boost shine. I just heated water on stove, mixed and left on strand for 2 hours then rinsed with conditioner and dried. The results were a cool toned dark brown / flat natural brown black. There were no strange red or green undertones, if any I’d say a purple base. Inside the color looked brown/black, outside looked dark brown. A few grey’s were not all colored. I decided it would be too harsh against my pale skin and then opted for the medium brown and have left a review on that as well. May go back to dark brown for the winter, but a little harsh for summer. Hope my results help you make the right choice. If you are a first timer, buy two shades you are considering and definitely do strand test, it eases your fears!So affordable it is worth it to do right the first time instead of disliking results and spending money to fix it! -JJ
Chariti P. –
Great Product, Great Company! Fastest shipping ever! I was really nervous to try Henna on my hair because it pulls to the red side with most products, but this Henna dye is great! I need more practice at the application process, but I’m sure I’ll get better over time. The color is rich and pretty….it didn’t cover all of my gray hair quite, but I’m sure after another application or two it most definitely will. With most hair dye (box dye) my scalp stings and my hair falls out and breaks, but I can already tell that this is different. Much softer and gentle! My hair and scalp feel amazing! Customer for life!! Thank you for a great product and service!! 🙂
Kristy Damon –
I switched to henna after having brain surgery and I didn’t want to use any more nasty chemicals on my head! I’m probably 40% grey with dark brown hair. The first time was a huge mess, but I’ve done it so many times now I’ve perfected my routine and it’s so simple and easy! I bought a pair of good quality gloves and that made a huge difference.
The dark brown is such a gorgeous rich color. My hair is so soft and shiny after the application! The best part is that I don’t end up with the harsh line of dyed/not dyed hair. The grey shows up gradually and doesn’t stand out like it used to.
I’ve now switched to the light brown since I’ve got so much grey. One of my coworkers recently asked if I got highlights. She said my hair looked so pretty! I told her I appreciated the compliment, but the highlights are really just my grey hair with the light brown henna! It does look gorgeous though and I love it!
This is a great product and if you keep practicing it won’t take long to get the hang of it.
Priscilla Standridge –
I have been using this shade of Henna for about 6 months now, total of 4 applications. My natural color is a mousy brown with gold highlights so this color looks sharper and more sophisticated. I had sworn i would never dye my hair again but i have a few gray hairs now (late 20s) and i thought i would try henna. I get so many compliments and i can’t recommend it enough. I have fine hair and this thickens it and makes it look very glossy and healthy and i lose less hair in the weeks right after coloring. I also love that it doesn’t fade leaving your hair looking orange like chemical hair dye, but instead it just returns progressively to my natural hair color and my grey hair appears again. I highly recommend this color and product.
This product is amazing. This is my second time using henna but my first time using it from Henna Color Lab. There is a big difference in the quality. The color mixing is genius. I made a huge mess the first time I used henna, but this henna went on much smoother in my opinion and was easy to apply to my long thick relaxed hair. The best part is you don’t have to wait for dye release and can apply it immediately. Follow the directions as instructed for best results. I will be ordering again and again. My hair was noticeably stronger and feels healthier.
Tamara Mia –
I’ve been using different hair color blends from Henna Color Lab for the last couple of years. Dark Brown is the second color I tried. My natural hair color is dark brown, but I have also been chemically dying my hair various colors since I was 13 (eek!). Chemical dyes started irritating my scalp, as well as not covering the few gray hairs that I am starting to get. That’s what prompted me to try henna and I have not been disappointed. This particular shade is lovely and makes my hair look like it’s been lit from within. It really brings out the best in my natural color. Be sure to read the instructions; color can come out dark at first but takes a couple of days to reveal the true color result. The application process can be messy. It has taken some practice to minimize the mess, but I’ve found that using a tint brush helps a lot. Afterwards, my hair is left soft and healthy. Amazing!
YES YOU CAN BLEACH OUT AND DYE OVER THIS PRODUCT. I reviewed this product about 8 months ago with severely damaged bright red hair and not knowing what to do with it. I truly believe this product took my hair from a cotton candy textured nightmare to shiny, (albeit maybe not as healthy as virgin hair) healthy, smooth hair that i could style and go out in public without feeling embarrassed. I applied it three times over a few months to get the darkness I wanted. But it does often fade and after a while i found it started to make my hair dry as my hair was so so porous that i couldn’t keep up with doing henna over and over again. So i dyed it over with a developer based color a black/dark brown. And YES IT DOES DYE OVER, and since this is an organic product you don’t have to worry about your hair breaking off or turning green. BUT, it should be noted where the henna has been applied chemical color will turn darker than expected results. I don’t know why just does. After 5 months of last application I was able to BLEACH my hair and it did become much lighter, I would say a level 6/7 from a black shade. You probably will not be able to bleach it back to blonde, I didn’t want to, I honestly just needed it to remove a chemical dye but it did lift out a large portion of the henna. It came out so even i didn’t need to color over it. It can be lightened slightly in my experience, just don’t expect light blonde after a dark henna. If you have damaged hair and want to go darker I do recommend this product as it is gentle nourishing. It got me through months of when my hair was much too fragile for chemicals and smoothed and filled the cuticle. But don’t be too scared of it being as permanent as a tattoo if you ever want to go back to chemicals, you can go a few shades lighter or darker after a 5-8 months of letting this product fade.
stephanie monaco –
Henna Color Lab has saved my life! i was a frequent user of regular hair dye, before i developed a deadly allergy to PPD. i have been hospitalized several times with anaphylactic shock. luckily, i do have a nice natural color hair, dark brown with some natural red highlights. unfortunately, i am only 26 but have greys coming in. i have tried so called “natural” hair dyes, but contain PPD substitutes that have also put me in the hospital. i was spending 15 minutes a day plucking grey hairs out of my head thinking i did not know what i was going to do when i had too many to keep up with plucking. i discovered HCL thank god! i mixed black with dark brown and mahogany to get a beautiful dark brown almost black color. i only added mahogany because the dark brown was pulling green tones on my test hair sample, i did not want to add red to my hair but red cancels out green. i am so happy that i have found a solution, especially for when the greys start coming in faster! only downside was the application itself. its quite messy, which i knew, but it also comes right off as long as you get it quickly enough with soap and water. it did not stain my skin the way chemical dyes do. a few days later my hair still smells a little “earthy” but i don’t really mind it. i suggest taking the full two hours to apply, which is not fun, but worth it. i wish i left it on a little longer even do have a little bit of a deeper color. but overall i am so thrilled and cannot thank HCL enough! don’t know what i would do without it!
So happy with the way my color turned out!! I absolutely love Henna Color Labs!!
The color came out perfect!! Great product great results. Am so in love
I am completely satisfied with this henna! My hair was originally dark/medium brown and this made my hair a little darker and much richer which is just what I wanted. I also had a section of my hair that was colored teal. The henna mostly covered it, but it is still a little visible. It wasn’t as messy as I thought it would be (and I’m a messy person). My hair was soft and shiny after dyeing it. Overall, it was a great experience!
Awesome product! I used it to dye the increasing number of grey strands. Pros: no itchy scalp and hair loss like the conventional demi-permanent dye I used previously; my hair really IS shinier and silkier, less flyaways and kinks (I was a doubting Thomas when I read the other reviews on this), hair is a more glorious version of my own. Cons: messssssy, plastic gloves are too big and bunch up easily; earthy smell clings to the hair for a few days. I missed a couple of spots because of my haste and lack of patience. Would highly recommend it – just for the hair-conditioning aspect, and how natural it is (no itch! yay!) Keep in mind you can use it as many times as you want. Thanks, Henna Color Lab!
i tried to publish a review earlier but it’s not showing up. so i’ll write it again because i want people to know every side of what could happen.
i followed the directions meticulously and researched henna before even ordering. i decided this would be the colour i want. i left it on for the longest so i could have the darkest brown but it did nothing. nobody noticed. i feel like i wasted my money. i want to try it again but i’m worried i’ll just waste my money again.
Loved the color at first but fades quickly ! Going to try it again and hopefully will last longer . I would say all of the color washed out within 3 weeks and I followed the directions entirely !
I have been using Lush henna products for over a year and decided to give Henna Color Lab a try. I was looking for a darker brown and a cheaper alternative. While I love Lush, this henna was also great! I love that it comes already in a powdered form, meaning I just needed a mixing bowl to start rather than having to use/clean my blender. The only negative comment I have–like many reviewers– is the cheap quality of the plastic gloves. The color turned out nice and I will be using this product again.
My hair was definitely a tough case. I had shoulder length fried faded marinara red hair. After months of being a BRIGHT unnatural red head that needed constant bleach and re-coloring to keep it up. On top of that, i had 2 inches of ashy dishwater blonde roots, giving me a less than flattering look. Nothing had covered the red, every brown hair dye covered my ronald mcdonald locks marginally, giving me purple hair that always faded back to the red i was so sick of. I was at the end of my rope. I was embarrassed of it, wearing buns or hats, i never felt put together and always looked disheveled. I regretted my edgy college girl decision that prompted the deep fried hair i was left with. After some research i found out about henna. I was ready to take the plunge, knowing i could never go back to my natural color anyways, bleach would have broken it off and growing it out was not something i was ready for, as the dyed and natural colors were so vastly different. I read that coverage with henna could be a problem, as my roots were such a different shade. But i wanted healthy long hair again, and i was tired of having bright hair that got me a lot of stares. I was also happy about the idea of a color that wouldn’t damage it further, no matter how many times i had to re-apply. I was ready to be a guinea pig, with Henna Color labs color variety and guarantee of being all natural and metallic salt free i ordered three packets of dark brown. It took me two, two hour sessions of the henna to cover my red. But now my hair is much silkier, actually shiny, (something i thought wasn’t possible at the state my hair was in) and actually covered my red fairly evenly! It now has a very subtle warm hue but is a very dark, almost black brown that i have fallen in love with. Instead of a fix to hold me over until a grow out i can say that i’m keeping this color for a long, long time and i’m sticking with this company. I love how i look in the mirror and i felt perfectly classy for a mother’s day brunch with my almost raven, bold brunette locks. It covered my roots and hair perfectly. If you are unsure of how this will go on your hair if it is a strange color or very chemically damaged i highly recommend buying it. My hair actually feels thicker and stronger with each session i do, and always looks shinier and more moisturized. It completely saved me and now I actually feel beautiful again.
My color was a faded red-orange color before dying it and I was trying to achieve a brown color with no shades of red like every other box dye out their that always ends up red brown. I used the Dark Brown Henna and I only left it on for 45 min because I had to leave my house and I didn’t want to walk out with my hair covered in “mud” lol I thought I wasn’t gonna see any results because it does say on the instructions it takes an hour to start seeing color and 2 to more hours for it to deepen but surprisingly it worked very well!! My color went from an ugly orangish color to a beautiful chocolate brown! I am very happy with my results and I’ll definitely be dying my hair with Henna Color Lab. My hair is soft and shiny and the color is stunning! My hair would always end up breaking or be extremely rough after using box dyes or salon dyes but with the henna there is absolutely no damage and my hair actually feels so soft and looks really shiny! My ends are super damaged and I have tons of split ends and they look so much healthier now!
I recommend Henna Color Lab to anyone who has damaged hair and still wants to dye it without causing more damage.
Rina Joye Bly –
have been using Henna Color Lab treatments for a year now, with the dark brown shade being my favorite. I have also tried Wine Red, Light Brown, and Medium Brown — all of which are also very nice, but not quite my long-term preference.
I am always happy with the Henna Color Lab henna treatment results, and this time is no exception. My hair feels so strong and I have less frizz. I went in the the big chop a few weeks ago and I was concerned that the henna might weigh down my shorter curls, but I actually have more volume. For me, shorter hair and dark brown henna seem to go very well together.
Thank you for making a great product at an affordable price!
i’m pretty disappointed. i read all the instructions carefully and even researched more into henna before i decided to go for it. i used the longest recommended times and it barely changed my hair colour and it left it with a golden sheen, something i was hoping to get rid of. maybe i could try to dye it again. i dont know if it’s worth my time though.
Before I tried Henna I had bleached hair that was badly damaged and I must say that I was hesitant to try Henna at first. However the dark brown color is beautiful and really nourishes hair. My hair is now soft and has volume and it really shines. The smell is very nice and the Henna shipped within two days. The instructions are thorough and very easy to use this product. I will definitely buy Henna again!
This color is the first one to come out as pictured. It is very dark, but I tried the other browns and I had a lot of orange in my hair. The light brown left all of my roots coming in very red/orange with very little to no brown on my hair. The medium brown covered most of my hair but the grey areas around my face stayed orange. I did buy the pure indigo and apply if after henna around my face and it did cover the orange. I left it on for only 30 minutes. It wasn’t until I tried the dark brown that my hair came out a very dark chocolate brown. I love it!!! All of the products have made my hair so health and shiny. Definitely worth the trial and error to get it right.
I waited a while to write this because I have been amazed…I had previously tried the light brown color (you can see my review below that) and thought it was too red for me to match my root color. So I tried this color next and ooooooh. IN LOVE<3 this color lasted for 6 months. As in, did not fade, did not turn red, etc. My roots were in the same exact shade, just have natural golden pigmentation that you could only see in the sun to tell that I hadn't dyed in so long. I am thouroughly impressed too at how well the henna seemed to almost protect my hair from drying out. I actually removed the color recently using color oops, and noticed that within a month of doing that, my hair was just hard to keep conditioned. This henna adds lustre, shine, body (much needed for me), scalp health, etc. I cannot sing the praises enough. I am going to try the wine red henna next 🙂 Thanks HCL for being amazing!!
I am writing another review. I dyed my hair with this about 3 weeks ago. I expected the color to fade a bit (since it was the first time that I dyed my hair with this). I actually didn’t fade too much. It faded to this lovely darker medium brown. I ordered another pack of this when they were doing their cyber sale and just redid my hair last night. I did the same thing that I did last time (mixing-wise) and it has turned out amazing AGAIN!!!!!! Hopefully the dark brown color won’t fade as much this time (even though it didn’t fade that much last time, I like the really rich, deep color). I plan to continue using these products. My hair looks absolutely stunning and I like the fact that I can color my hair without damaging it. My hair is also much more manageable now. I have extremely thick hair and this reduces the frizz to make it nice, smooth, and shiny! Also, I would suggest getting one of the shampoo bars to use on your newly dyed henna hair! Better protect your investment with the best natural, sulfate free shampoo around! 😉 Get ready for gorgeous hair!!!!!
I have been trying to switch my beauty routine to all natural products. I have successfully switched out all of my beauty products except for hair dye. Now, I have been dying my hair off and on for years. My hair has never really been damaged from doing this, but I know that the chemicals are not good for my hair AT ALL. So, I decided to find another way to still have fun with my hair. I came across Henna Color Lab and I am NEVER going back. The price is great, the shipping was fast, and my hair is GORGEOUS! Here’s how I did it: I brewed some bold, dark roast coffee in a french press and mixed this with the henna powder. I then added a splash of lemon juice. Btw, I actually enjoyed the smell. It smelled like tea! I had a friend use a color application brush to “paint” the henna on my roots and then went at it, massaging the color into my hair to completely saturate it. (ps, BUY DIFFERENT GLOVES!!!! The gloves fell apart on my friend and now her hands are green!!!) After it was all on, I put on the cap and set the timer for a little over two hours. I took a blow dryer to my cap full of hair every 20 minutes or so and just blow dried it for a couple minutes to help the color process. When it came time to rinse it out, I just worked some natural conditioner into my hair and it came out pretty easily. I then took a blow dryer to my hair for 10 minutes to get the color to process and BAM! Now I have the best hair of my life!!!!! It is so soft and smooth! Also, the color is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Its the perfect dark brown without any strange undertones!!!! I am NEVER going back to box dye again!!!!!! It hasn’t even been a full 48 hours yet, so this isn’t even the end result and I’m excited to see what my hair turns into! I don’t know how it can get any better than how it is now!
I really like this color. My problem is that it fades REALLY fast. Basically after applying it, I won’t wash it for two or three days. The day I dye it and the next day, my hair is a weird semi-matte blackish color, but the after it oxidizes, usually by the second day, it is BEAUTIFUL. The color in the picture is pretty much how it looked over my medium ash brown hair. Very very rich beautiful dark brown. But on me it fades REALLY fast, like within a couple weeks you can’t tell I ever used the product. It’s a little annoying for that reason, but the color is excellent, it’s amazing for your hair and it’s all natural and vegan and I will continue to use it for those reasons!
When I mix mine, I add a bit more water than is recommended and also apply it with one of those little hair coloring brushes and it really makes applying it evenly SO easy.
This was my first henna experience. I had bleached blonde hair and was tired of the high costs of salons and the chemicals in box dye, plus you pay for what you get with both. I googled and discovered henna. I had always been steered away from it by prior hair stylists with horror stories of henna gone bad. This was not the case when I tried it! Even with YEARs of chemical dye in my hair, it turned out perfect. I chose dark brown because I was scared of the lighter colors having too much red in them and making my hair orange. The dark brown turned my hair a light to mid brown and I had highlights peaking through. It truly looked natural or expensive salon yet it was only $9.99! It wasn’t as messy as I expected. I applied it while in the shower in old clothes and it was an easy quick clean up with no staining. The gloves can be flimsy, which ended up with some color on my hands, but if you lotion well before the color doesn’t stain. Love dying my hair with henna knowing it’s all natural and no animals were harmed in the process!
have been using this mixed 1:1 with natural black henna to cover my 20-30% premature grey hair since almost a year and I have been very satisfied.
This has been my savior during my pregnancy when I wanted to steer clear of any chemicals.
I can’t imagine using henna for that much premature for a very long term basis but that is general statement for any Henna mainly because it is little more cumbersome than say semi permanent dye and it does start to wash off sooner. I would have to use every week if I really wanted to hide them all the time!
It colors fairly well in about 2 hours of leaving on and most importantly the way these things fade, it makes for a much easier transition and even if you miss your schedule, it would end up looking much more natural.
I have used couple other brands of Henna that did not cover as well as this so this is definitely superior.
It ships fast and the new packaging is much needed improvement.
jami hope –
I need to make another review !
I just color d my hair again with this color being it faded quite a bit but I just do another application yesterday and this time I left it in for four hours and my hair is extremely soft silky and bouncy and not to mention shiny I did out 100% pure essential oils in my hair so the smell after washing wasn’t as bad as it had been but I’m so in love with this color and I jus mad another purchase I ordered all the hair treatments and most of the shampoos and I got all the red colors becseu I could decide which one to do! I wanna pop a little red in my hair as well!! 🙂 I really appreciate you guys and thanks for making amazing products!!!
In the past 8 months I took my hair from blonde to brunette to dark red to pastel lavender/silver (you dye your hair a lot in university level theatre…) Needless to say I decided I needed some TLC and knew my poor, patchy-color faded hair couldnt handle any more bleach or harsh chemicals. I scoured the Internet for a henna hair dye that would be free of metallic salts and other things that would kill my hair, and I found this.
I ordered the bundle and as soon as I got mine in the mail, I did a strand test on some of the silver/lavender hair I’d saved when I cut off 4in of damaged hair the other day. After 2 hours it turned a golden brown and I knew it would work. I mixed my dark brown henna with coffee and cinnamon and applied it to my hair – made less of a mess than I do with chemical dye kits! I donned the shower cap and wrapped Saran wrap over it all to prevent any leaks, then wore it over night for a total of 10 hours. It rinsed out very easily with some conditioner and was the most lovely brown! It’s not quite dark enough yet, but way darker and richer than I thought possible from one application–and it’s been less than 24 hours so it should naturally darken a little more in the next day which is exciting! My hair was very patchy from the lavender dye turning different colors throughout my hair so I was worried the henna would also be a bit patchy, but nope! It’s evenly colored and lovely throughout and feels soft and wonderful! So excited to watch my hair get darker as the henna finishes its thing, and since I only used part of my first packet I’ll probably be doing another application within the week. The Minty Mix shampoo and conditioner I picked are amazing too and I want full sized bottles!
Henna color lab needs to stay in business forever because this is definitely the best hair dye experience I’ve ever had, and I will be a lifelong customer. Thanks for helping my over processed and damaged hair look and feel like a million bucks!
Love this it is so pretty !! I have been no poo for 9 almost 20 months now and I lightened my hair for the summer with lemon juice honey and peroxide and I my was drying and I wanted to darken my hair found different options but this was the only one to quickly color my hair . It was easy instruction and I emailed henna color lab prior to coloring with questions / concerns I had and they helped me and got back with me in a fast response! Than you!for a wonderful experience!!! I’m leaving a review on the third day of coloring just to fully see a few results and my hair is so soft and the colors are starting to develop so nicely into a nice smooth shiny chocolate brown. . My hair feels so pretty and soft and i swear it grew as well! Thank you henna lab for my beautiful dark color !! Will be purchasing again!❤️❤️❤️?
Wow wow!! I love this.. First let me tell you that I just started putting henna/indigo in my hair. This was my 4th application. The last 3 x I had a salon do it. This x I tried at home.. A couple of things to start: their gloves aren’t very good. Mine kept slipping off my hands all the time making a slight mess. Either get better tighter gloves OR just simply buy a brush to paint on the henna. I think that’s easiest and this way you could get closer to your roots and grey if you have any. So I recommend better gloves and brush. Aside from that I LOVE the color. It was nice and rich and chocolatey which I loved.. I had some harsh orange highlights in front from chemical dye that I hated.. was looking to tone it down and this did the trick. Sure you can still see some copper but not nearly as much as when I started. So I’m very happy about that. Also it makes your hair so soft and manageable. I love it…I will say that I think I messed up on the water in the beginning. I thought I put enough in but after I was using it the mixture became crumbly. By that time my gloves were slipping off and there was a bit of a mess all over so it was harder to add more hot water…so I think more water for me personally. BUT other than that, the color itself is amazing and I plan to use again and again. I was going to try using it again sooner than later to see if it will rid of my (now subtle) copper highlights…Give it a try…you will be happy….If you aren’t confident to do it alone just ask a friend. I too thought I couldn’t and yea I did make a slight mess.. but nothing you can’t clean up. Oh last thing, I noticed this mixture stains less around the hairline. Other hennas I used left some stains which after a few days wore off. I like this about this particular brand. Have fun…
Something I must have done wrong because my hair didnt seem to get the color, even thou i believe i followed the instructions well, but after removing the dye my black hair looks darker (more black) and some areas where my hairs was red looks soft light brown. But I am happy because my hair looks healthier, feels softer and it looks fuller. I also had a svalp imfection and i have a soothing sensation on some spots….On the other hand, I might have to go with a chemical dye to cover the light color bc I just want an even color all over my head. I will still purchase this henna product to use as treatment for hair and scalp. Next time indigo will be. Thanks 🙂
The color is great and I like what it does to my hair, but this particular color does not cover grays very well. I’ve done 4 applications now and my patch of grays looks golden, not brown. And mind you the 1st 2 treatments turned the grays green and stayed that way until the 3rd treatment, where they turned orange, and now they’re gold after the 4th.
I recently made the switch to henna dyes and have been mentally kicking myself for not doing so sooner, but I’m so glad to have found Henna Color Labs and their kicka$$ customer service! I initially mixed the dark brown henna with the medium brown, thinking that dark brown meant “black” (as it so often does with hair dye!), but to my pleasant surprise, it yielded a true rich dark brown– no black hair or purpley tones here. I do agree with another reviewer that aftercare is extremely important. I made the mistake of washing my hair within 24 hours and already know that a touch-up is in the near future. Another pleasant surprise– while the application process is a bit of a production, I find that Henna Color Lab’s henna has much less staining power than traditional chemical dyes– I applied a barrier cream to my hairline and neck, but after rinsing the product out I was left with no stains on my face or scalp. Just make sure it doesn’t drip on fabrics, carpets, or towels!
Other than the smell, I love love love this product! My boyfriends mother is a hairdresser, and she was/is skeptical about it, but I think she’s mad because I found a natural, non-chemical, vegan hair dye that is cheaper than what I would pay her. I love this color, it shows up quickly, and by the next day its almost at its full color 🙂 I will never stop using this product!
Thank you for the good work your company is doing, quality, great shipping and a good product!
This is my first time using henna. I’m so glad I picked hennacolorlab. This is a superior quality product. Before ordering I called to get advice and the customer service was very helpful. The order came fast even during the Christmas holiday time. The henna is easy to work with and rinses out well. I have 3b/3c spiral curl dark brown hair with about 25% gray mostly in the front of my hair. I ordered dark brown and auburn in the starter kit which had everything I needed with great instructions to cover gray. (get your own gloves though) The hair treatment used a week prior to applying henna made my hair feel soft and bouncy. It colored my grays slightly golden, it was interesting. I could have left it but wanted to try the color. I added some auburn to the dark brown to get some red highlights. The first time I added half a pack of the auburn to the dark brown packet and left on for 2 hours. The grays turned out too red but was all colored and still pretty. A week later I did a second application. I added less auburn about 2 teaspoons and it came out perfect. Dark brown with auburn highlights. Covered the gray well. Don’t wash it for a couple of days to get the full color. I will never go back to chemical color. My hair loves henna, bouncy and shiny even without curl products! I love that I can create my own custome color. I’m a lifetime customer.
emotional roller coaster with this being my first henna experience, but all turned out well. the process is a pain to put on, but the waiting for it to process is fine. But the first day or two, I was freaking out because my hair had a blue green tint to it. It faded after my first shampooing and now is so silky, I might have to get product that makes it less so. Not a bad problem to have honestly. Decent product. I will be doing henna again.
Jordan S. –
I was very excited about purchasing my henna color dye and extremely anxious! I was worried about my 5 month old highlighted hair strands picking up red tones which is something I did not want, however the color is beautiful and I am so happy with the results. I followed the directions exactly and left the dark brown henna dye on my hair for two hours, washed it out, blow dried and was blown away with how gorgeous the color was. The dark brown covered my highlights with a pretty brown color and my base is a darker brown, it took about 48 hours for the color to fully develop into a deep rich brown! I bought the starter kit which comes with 3 henna dyes and 2 hair masks and a shampoo and conditioner (I currently have a hair mask on my hair while I’m writing this review!) Its been about a week since I used the dye and I’m going to wait 1 more week to color it again with the dark brown color. I would highly recommend this product to anyone! I have received so many compliments since I’ve colored my hair with the dark brown! Thank you henna color lab, I will be a returning customer!
Let me first start off by saying that I am a student living in a dorm. I have been henna-ing on and off for about a year but when I decided to go back to school and stay on campus I was afraid that the henna would stain too many things so I went back to chemical hair dye. That was a mistake. After several months of black hair dye my ends are fried and my hair color only looks shiny for a week,also I had terrible scabbing and itching on my scalp. With a saddened heart I cut off the hair I had been trying to grow out and went back to the internet for research. I have tried all sorts of henna cheap and expensive. Experimented with mixes and indigo and then I found hennacolorlab. At first I was a bit skeptical…could I really get a quality product for this price. The answer is..yes. After much deliberation on color I settled on this dark brown. I love black hair but I think I am not ready for the two step process so dark brown over my faded dull chemical black hair it is. As soon as I got my product in the mail (which was speedy!) I mixed it up with some tap water and lemon juice that I popped in the microwave for about a minute until the powder was a pudding like consistency. Miraculously it mixed so easily! I parted and applied to my hair (thank you so much for the inclusion of gloves and a shower cap! it saved me from being a bag head) to my surprise this wasn’t messy either. Two hours and some change later I went into the shower to rinse, again I was surprised at how easily this rinsed from my head I didn’t spend an hour fighting with it. After my hair dried it was this beautiful deep chocolate brown color, and it is so soft and shiny. I don’t know why I ever thought going back to chemicals was a good idea. If you have made it to the bottom of this review I guess what I am trying to say in summary is that you can have beautiful hair, this product is simple to use and all natural…as well as cost effective. It is a win win win!….and yes you can even do it while living in a college dorm :3
Christina Ellis –
I have naturally dark brown hair, approx. a 4N. I have been high lifting my hair for approx. 22 years and had been contemplating going back to a dark brunette color. I did a lot of research as I did not want to damage my hair more than it already was. I tried the med. brown Henna mix by Color Lab and it was too light for me. It did however work as a good filler color as you need to replace the red when going from blonde to brown. I then used a dark brown. I really love the color. I think that I would like to order a pkg. of indigo and add a T or so to the dark brown. I have reapplied the dark brown a few more times, approx. a month apart as I notice that the color starts to change and I need to refresh. The dark brown color works nicely over sporadic grey hairs. They still tend to be a little lighter but no longer grey. My hair feels thicker and it did not further damage my already processed hair. The only issues that I have is that I tend to shed a bit when using the henna. Perhaps its that the mix is heavy and mud like and it doesn’t come out very easily; not as difficult as some say but none the less I lose more hair than I’d like after each application. I was leaving the mix in overnight but now I “process” 6 hours; leaving it in overnight makes my head itch. Also, for a few days after using, I do scratch my head more than normal and I pick up henna under my nails which makes them appear dirty… my own fault. I wanted to oil my hair as it has so many benefits but apparently oil removes henna 🙁
Overall, I have recommended this product and will cont. to do so.
Let me start by saying that I wish they had emphasized the importance of aftercare when using this dye. I have used this twice to dye my hair now. The first time I followed most (but not all) of the aftercare instructions. I washed it after 24 hours instead of waiting the full 48, and I used some anti-frizz cream (oil-based) the day after dying it. Minor offenses, I thought., but the color started to fade almost immediately and after about a week and a half I could barely tell I had dyed it. The second time I didn’t touch it with anything for 48 hours after dying it, and it turned out exactly the way it looks on the model. Two weeks later it hasn’t faded at all. Application is important, but aftercare will make or break the end result. That said, I absolutely love this dye (and its lack of harmful chemicals), and now that I know how to make it stick, I plan to be a lifelong customer. Thanks for an awesome product!
I hate chemicals!! This product smells earthy and does not give me headaches or cause allergic reactions ! I sm sensitive to everything. It covers grey perfectly.
I have ordered from this company for a year and wi continue! as for the color It gave me a soft medium brown. Thanks HCL!!
After doing some on-line research I decided to try henna through the Henna Color Lab. I got the starter bundle with dark brown as I normally dye my hair black but I lighted it this summer so decided to stay a shade lighter than usual. I wasn’t too thrilled with the treatment that came in the starter bundle, but I think it’s because the shampoo and conditioner from HCL was simply too…”natural” and my hair is too long to not use a creamier conditioner? I used two packets of the dark brown but mixed it with coffee instead of water and added a tsp of avocado oil and almond oil. The smell was great because my kids said my hair smelled like almond coffee, LOL. I think the oil helped the henna go on a little smoother and the coffee helped it darken a little more. I actually thought this was pretty easy. I laid down newspaper on my sink and used a silicon kitchen marinade brush to apply the henna to my hair. Two treatments was perfect. I used my own shampoo as I didn’t like the one the starter kit came with-sorry. The first couple of days my hair seemed a bit lackluster but by the third day my hair was shinny and thick. I will NEVER go back to store or salon dyes again. My hair looks amazing! Thanks, HCL!!!
I tried the dark brown for the first time yesterday and I have to say that I am sold on this product. I use henna die from another company but it always made my hair so brittle and dry, it did not cover my greys at all and it alway came out so orange so after searching online I came accross Henna color lab dark brown and decided to order it. I love the amount that they put in each package, I have a little longer then BSL and I had more then enough product with the 2 packs, I was very happy about that. My hair does not feel brittle and dry, as a matter of fact they are really smooth and soft. Also it did cover my greys a lot better then the one I used before, it is not perfect but it is more then I expected. The color is rich, beautifull and so shinny. I am extremely satisfied of this product and will surely become a very faithful customer of Henna color lab. Thank you for making such an awesome product.
There are so many rave reviews about the dark brown, but it did not work well for me at all. Maybe it depends on your hair type. I have Caucasian dark brown hair with some large gray areas. I’ve been using henna for around 15 years, and I have been regularly using the Mahogany color of Henna Color Labs henna for the last year or so. Mahogany covers GREAT, but it’s very dark on me. I thought I would try dark brown since it’s closer to my natural color. I did my usual henna “thing” and left it on for an hour with a heat cap. When I rinsed it out, it looked like I hadn’t applied henna at all. I still looked pretty rooty, even though I had carefully massaged the henna down into my roots all over my crown and around my face. Two weeks later, I tried again, thinking that maybe the second time would cover better. it covered maybe a tiny bit better, but I could still clearly identify my gray areas (now much larger!). I don’t think dark brown is the henna for me. If you have a gray hair here and there, it will probably be fine for you. But if you’re covering serious gray, you’ll need something with a little more dyeing power. I also got the faint green tint one of the other reviewers mentioned. I’ve never had that with any henna before. It also rinsed very unusually cleanly for me, did not stain my skin anywhere, and did not give me any red highlights whatsoever. I wonder if I got a bad batch. Just tried the auburn color today, got exactly the look I was after! I love henna, and really love Henna Color Labs. Just not so much this dark brown color 🙂
Absolutely loved this. Did what it needed to do. Smells so earthy and lovely. I will buy this again and again!! I love it <3 Hair feels fuller and thicker, smells earthy and is brown 🙂
Jennifer Harper –
I just used this on my hair last night. My hair looks beautiful!! I am a worrier so I had back up plans in case my hair turned out some crazy red color, but my hair is gorgeous – it is fuller and some of the wave and frizz was taken out. I can’t wait to see how the color develops over the next week, but I think I am already hooked on natural and not going back.
I was very excited to discover henna this past year after dying my hair on and off the traditional route with harsh chemicals since my early teen years. I studied up on the product and was confident in my order, so confident that I purchased an extra packet for root touch ups for later. I spent carful time making sure each section of hair was covered evenly by the henna mix and left it on for the full allotted time. The color turned out incredibly natural looking, which was fantastic. Unfortunately it faded rapidly over the period of two weeks, and when it did, showed unevenness of color. Some areas even looked green :/ I was so surprisingly disappointed, I don’t even know what to do with the third package I purchased. I ended up dying it the next month to cover up the henna splotchiness. Perhaps my hair just doesn’t take well to henna? I was just really surprised.
Hey Dara, Sometimes it may take a few applications for deepest color depth with the browns. The indigo can be slightly stubborn on some hair types (especially if the hair was previously chemically colored). Followup applications should do the trick and lock it in better for you. The natural pigments will gradually replace the embedded chemicals. Much love, Sally xo
I was a virgin to henna until this week; I will never go back to traditional dye again! This stuff was so great, I had an intense ombré prior to henna-ing, and the Dark Brown dye completely covered up any trace of ombré that I had. Also, upon first rinsing my hair out and blow drying, I noticed the top of my head (the last section I did, because I followed the instructions) was way lighter than the back of my head. I was nervous so I bought a second package of henna immediately. Now that it’s arrived, I don’t even need it because when they said the color takes almost a week to fully process, they weren’t lying. Now my entire head is this rich, dark brown with red undertones and highlights. It looks like I paid a professional to dye my hair with multiple colors and had a treatment done; it looks awesome.
For everyone worrying about the actual process of applying the henna, it’s really not that hard. It’s more messy than normal dye, but for me it wasn’t very hard to clean up.
Absolutely love this henna! ❤️❤️❤️ The prices are great, shipping is quick, and I have beautiful bouncy hair to strut around with! Thanks for the hair love!!
This is the best henna ever! I did not hold out much hope for the gray hair but this did a good job! I quit using henna after I got some gray hair and went to salon dye. poor hair got so fuzzy and dry! I used Light Mountain but that only turned top orange. Henna lab works awesome!!!!
This was my first time using henna to dye my hair. I have to say that I LOVE this product. I’m African American and I have course, thick, tightly coiled , Natural hair. The first time I used this product it was a bit messy but after i completed the back section I became a pro. I actually slept that night with the henna on my hair because I needed some serious conditioning. The next morning I woke up and rinsed the henna out of my hair which by the way took forever but it was sooooooo worth it. When I detangled and dried my hair, I noticed a deep chocolate brown color, a shine, and softer hair. I noticed a week later when I washed my hair that my curl pattern loosened a little bit, which I didn’t mind at all because my hair is so thick and tightly coiled that a little loosenen will help my arms from burning while detangling. I just don’t like the smell of henna which I think smells of stale pot but I use coconut or almond oil to moisturize my hair so it mask the smell.I’m about to order some more.
I have never dyed my hair because it’s fine, curly and dry and I didn’t want to damage it. The application was super easy, a bit messy, but that’s what old towels are for. It smelled like spinach or grass, MUCH better than ammonia. The day after application my hair had kind of a weird green tint to it and smelled strongly of grass and I didn’t notice my hair hair get any softer. When I conditioned it the next morning, the water turned kind of blue as it ran through my hair, but when my hair was dry and styled it was a beautiful chocolate brown and my hair is SUPER soft! Totally worth the day of weird smell and green tint!
I decided to dye my hair with henna after reading about how good it is for your hair. I had sort of a milk chocolate brown color with reddish tones in certain lighting and after application it came out a rich dark chocolate brown that is absolutely gorgeous. It isn’t a huge difference from my natural hair color but i would definitely prefer this. It’s shinier, easier to handle, and super soft! The only complaint of mine would be that the gloves were thin and tore very easily, I got henna all over my hands and they were pretty stained but it went away after a few days. But other then that, no complaints. 🙂
I bought Henna Color Lab’s dark brown henna because I wanted to dye my hair a little bit darker and have it still look natural. I also wanted to add some moisture to my damaged hair, and as it had been previously dyed with traditional box dye, I needed something that was all herbal and wouldn’t react with the dye in my hair. I have never used henna before, so I can’t speak for how Henna Color Lab’s stacks up against other brands, only how it compares to regular dye.
Application was a little more complicated, but the smell at least was much more pleasant than the ammonia smell of chemical dyes (it reminded me a lot of cooked spinach). I will say that the gloves that came with the kit tore pretty easily, but the staining on my hands scrubbed off easily. I will probably just use latex gloves next time. Rinsing the henna out of my hair was also a lot easier than I thought it would be. The change in color was subtle, which is fine, as I wasn’t looking for something dramatically darker. It was more the tone that changed; it went from a kind of mousy dark brown to a rich chocolate that I love. I also understand that when I re-dye it, it will probably come out a bit darker. My boyfriend did notice it right away, and my mother complimented me on the pretty reddish highlights that developed.
The big change is how SOFT my hair is now. It took a few days to be noticeable, but now I can’t stop touching it. I am beyond thrilled. Last time I dyed my hair, I used chemical dye, and spent weeks trying to make my hair feel like hair again instead of straw. With the henna, my hair feels healthier than before I dyed it. I’m placing another order right away.
I bought the dark brown after deciding the light brown was too reddish for me. The dark brown is perfect — no red tint at all for me on this one. Covered my gray decently too — I think after another application it won’t show at all. Really nice to finally find something natural that works!
Wendy G. –
This is a rich & gorgeous color and made my hair so shiny and healthy looking. For my second application I just did my roots and found separating my hair and using a natural bristle basting brush made things so much easier, just painted it on! I love your henna! One and a half hours sure beats 6 hours with the henna I was using before.