Ok, I have got to do something about my hair. I'm barely 30 and my greys are getting me down.
The problem is, I'm anxious about hair dye. I have health anxiety, which I have under good control and have become much better at managing. But I worry about allergic reactions. I've read so many scary stories about reactions to hair dye, that the box I bought months ago is still untouched.
I have dyed my hair a few times in the past but it has made me feel itchy/funny before. It could all be psychosomatic, but nevertheless I'm worried about dyeing my hair and having a horrid reaction. I do have very sensitive skin so I haven't been surprised when my skin itched with the dye on.
So, I wondered if the solution to my anxiety and my grey hair might be to use henna? I was looking today at the stuff in Lush and wondering if it might work. Or is henna just as likely to cause an adverse reaction??
There's an ongoing Henna/Lush thread mother I'll bump it for you.
Lush henna is amazing, I used box dyes for years and felt my hair was really suffering (cut every 5-6 weeks, dyed by me every 3 weeks, highlights every 3 months or so)
I bit the bullet, had it cropped (it was short anyway) and hennaed it on Easter Saturday, then a second application last week.
Henna is a natural product yes, but potentially you could still have allergies. And I'd definately recommend a strand test, it is difficult to predict the colour.
Your best bet would be to ask them for a sample (it;'s £10 for 6 blocks in a bar. I use 2 blocks on my short hair). Some Lush stores are better than others, go when it's quieter. Good Luck, (I'll find and bump)