Can I buy your products in a local retail store?

No, Henna Color Lab™ sells exclusively online. If we sold in retail chains our products would sell for twice the price. By distributing directly to you, we can cut out many middle men, keep costs lean, and still maintain a stable profit to keep sourcing high-quality, all natural ingredients. Most retail chains strong-arm smaller manufacturers […]

What are metallic salts?

Metallic salts are metallic compounds used in nearly all standard store-bought hair dyes. They’re sold as “progressive” hair dyes that blend and “look more natural over time.” These dyes are metallic-based. The colors are produced by a reaction between metallic salts and the sulfur in your hair protein. The metallic salts interact with the sulfur […]

What are sulfates?

Sulfates are detergents (lather makers) used in many cosmetic products: shampoos and soaps. The main nasty to avoid is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate(SLS). Sulfates can irritate the skin and scalp with regular use. Many blame SLS for the rise in dry skin disorders and dandruff problems. The detergents are just too strong for regular use; they […]

What is PPD?

PPD is short for Paraphenylenediamine(PPD); a chemical substance widely used as a permanent hair dye, textile/fur dye, dark colored cosmetic dye, and temporary tattoo dye. It can be chemically engineered in three different ways, but its really one chemical. PPD is primarily used as a component of industrial engineered composites and polymers: printing inks, black […]

What is ‘neutral henna?’

Lets clear the air, henna is red (with slight variations depending on origin source). Neutral henna is actually Cassia Obovata. Potent botanical remedies are harvested from the leaves, pods, and seeds of this flowering Senna legume tree. Cassia conditions the hair, and shares in some of the hair treatment qualities of henna, but it does […]

Is henna hair dye permanent?

Yes, our dyes are permanent. Once applied, rinsed, and matured(48 hrs), that will be your hair color until it grows out, or is cut off. *Please Note: initial uptake of the natural colors may take two to three applications. And color will fade from the hair under certain stress, similar to traditional chemical hair dyes. […]