A powdered leaf that is traditionally used to dye the hair and the skin red. Henna has been used by women for thousands of years to dye the hair, the fingernails, the palms and the soles. Men too used it to obtain a red hue in their beards. It comes from a small, attractive shrub with leaves of a pale green colour. Its white flowers give off a sharp odour. But it is the leaves which are dried and crushed into a greenish-yellow powder and then used as the colourant.

Neal’s Yard Remedies is committed to looking after the environment so we will dispatch your herb order in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging needed.


We’re moving to a new eco-friendly Natureflex™ film for our clear herb bags. This renewable, plant-sourced bag is made from PEFC/FSC® certified wood pulp and meets both industrial and home composting standards.


Kept cool and dry, your Natureflex bag will last and be useful for general purpose, such as storage of dried goods. You can bring your Natureflex™ bag, or any other clean container of your preference, on your next visit to be re-filled with dried herbs.

TIP: Gently wipe the inside clean with a dry cloth to remove any residual herb dust before using again.

For short or cropped hair use 25g of Henna, for shoulder-length hair use 50g of Henna, for long hair use 75g of Henna.

Mix the crushed-leaf powder with hot water to produce a 'henna pack'.

Apply this to the hair as a paste. Leave for 30 - 40 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.  Alternately, to obtain a more intense colouring, wrap a towel around the head and leave for 1 - 4 hours, or even all night.

Henna has a thickening effect which adds body, lustre and highlights to your hair. Instead of just water, henna can be mixed with a strong, hot tea to bring out more red or with a cup of coffee to dull the red somewhat. For a really bright red, mix with All Spice.

It is advisable to dye a cutting of your hair before you use it for the first time.

100% Henna

This Is A Vegan Product.

Allergen Information:

May Contain: Gluten, Soya, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Mustard And Celery.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews

I have used This product for about 20 years, really? Really like it . Still using it at 75 yrs of age!!! Thank you

Tiffany H.
Lush Henna Convert!

I am a long time user of Lush henna (Caca Rouge) but have been disappointed with the lack of vibrancy, not to mention the absolute faff, of the last few applications. I tried Neal’s Yard henna for the first time this week and am a total convert. The powder is so fine that it makes a much smoother paste that was much easier to apply and way less messy! I certainly didn’t have quite the epic clean up afterwards that I find with the lumpier lush brick. It was certainly quicker as you just need to add water. I used about 60g henna (I have shoulder length hair) with 2 tsp of ground all spice and a mug of lemon and ginger tea. The colour is so much redder and more vibrant than Lush. I was worried that without all the added extras that lush use that it would dry out my hair but it hasn’t. I usually rinse, then apply conditioner, rinse, shampoo once or twice then condition and rinse again! I am so pleased with the result as well as the ease of using it. Value for money too! I will definitely be using regularly. I’m interested to see how long the vibrancy lasts.

Kate W.

I love this henna, it feels really high quality and produces a lovely colour (I leave mine to develop over night)
It mixes fab and no lumps if left to settle, mixes with aloe Vera powder and Amla great too and indigo.
This is my second lot that I have bought and will definitely buy again!

Katy W.
Nice quality Henna

Have been looking for ages for a good quality Henna and this seems to fit the bill.
Gives a nice colour and shine and because it’s from Neals Yard I know there aren’t any nasties in it and it will be fresh.
Quick delivery too. Would recommend.

Good quality

I mixed it with other things and used it as a hair mask. It made my hair soft and shiny. I’ll definitely buy it again.