Drab hair over 50? Apply Henna, Naturally!

Do you feel as though you have drab Hair After 50 ?

I recently looked in the mirror and my hair looked so drab and boring. It was such a vibrant colour when I was younger. I decided that I needed a bit of uplifting and after about 30 years since the last time, to try henna hair colour for the second time in my life.

I first and last applied henna hair colour to my hair when I was in my twenties. I was a natural redhead but wondered if henna would give me more shine and enhance my colour.

The result was very strong, for my taste, but it attracted many compliments. I didn’t apply any more hair colours to my hair until I was in my 40’s when I had a hairstyle which was light on the top and darker underneath. I suppose I got into the habit of applying colour, even though I missed my red hair which unfortunately lost a lot if its vibrancy with age.

I, as many women of 50+ do, got drawn into colouring my hair blonde. I just got into the routine of it all and although I still wanted red, I felt that to go back to it would be a bit drastic.

Eventually though I decided that I’d give it a go and did my research about which colour would be better for me and my complexion. I never gave henna a thought and went with the usual chemical colours that I was used to. Unfortunately, here in rural Italy where I live, there are not many red shades to choose from and so I bought my hair colour by L’Oreal, from Amazon, which gave me a good result.

I don’t like using chemical hair colours and am uneasy every time I use them. Now, I felt the time was right to try to try henna again and I made a video showing the results.

I have been very pleased with the result. The colour faded a little after a couple of washes, to a more natural look which is what I wanted. I am going to try to touch up my roots very soon, so I’ll let you know how it goes.

Cosmetics, naturally

I have always thought that it is not a good idea to put chemicals in or on your body and recently I have felt myself wanting more and more to make my own cosmetics without dangerous chemicals. I am also hoping to be able to make make up with colours perfect for me and I’m actually getting very excited about it.

The only drawback is that I live in rural Italy and I haven’t got access to places where I might buy natural pigments suitable for putting on my skin so I’m going to have to do some internet research for suppliers with great prices.

I’ve been making my own soap for some years. I started because normal commercially bought soap irritated my skin, particularly on my hands. My soap is very gentle and moisturising and I use only essential oils to scent it.

My soap is made to order for people who want to buy it and you can buy it at my Etsy shop here , My soap takes a few days to make and it is ready for shipping.

Follow my journey of experimenting to find my perfect cosmetic recipes. I’ll keep you updated here and also on my YouTube channel, Amazingly 50 .

I’m off to do my research. I’ll be back soon!