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.

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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 14 reviews
Carole S.

An excellent product

V E.
Great colour, easy to use

So helpful that it comes ready ground (the lush bars you have to grate yourself) and really liked the colour intensity and texture of my hair afterwards. Would recommend.

Thank you for making this product available.

I am pleased that this product is back in stock. I trust the quality of NYR products and using henna for the last few years and happy to continue.

Best hair colour

I used this on my mums hair and came out perfect! I'm a hairdresser and she's allergic to colour. We used to use Loreal botonea which was henna and they discontinued it so we tried this for the first time! I used 100g henna and then 150g cold water and 150g boiling water applied to shampooed and towel dried hair to keep the cuticles open and then wrapper her hair in clingfilm and left for 1 hour and washed off like normal and completely covered her greys and the colour came out perfect!

Great product

A great product, a real lifesaver for my hair! would really recommend to others.


This product is excellent but often out of stock. Please get more soon!

Great product

Great product - but why is it often out of stock? Has been out of stock for months now. Missing a sales opportunity when you have a product people want but you are are not stocking it

Monika S.
Henna Powder

I really love the result of Henna powder on my hair. The colour is really beautiful and whats more important my hair looks healthy and glossy without any synthetic dye.I have try so many different brands but this one is simply the best when it comes to mixing with water. After a minute creates very smooth consistence that is easy to apply.**From a recent survey**