Picking a henna hair color can be tricky. Unlike traditional dyes, which simply coat the hairs in harsh chemicals to achieve an exact color, henna hair dye works like glosses of paint, in that the end-result color is largely a combination of the dye color and your base hair color. For example, medium brown henna on red hair will produce a different result than the same dye on blonde hair.
Looking for some quick tips about your henna hair color? Well this is the place. While we offer a wide variety of videos on the subject, here’s a quick refresher course. If you’re new to henna hair color we strongly suggest watching our 7 Step Videos!
If you don’t know much about henna, its basically a flowering, tropical shrub with a lush pigment that can color your hair or be used for body art. In this article, I share my experience using Blonde Henna. First of all, blonde henna doesn’t have any true henna (Lawsonia inermis) in it. It is actually composed of a different plant entirely, called Cassia obovata, also known as Neutral Henna.
Henna Hair Dye can cover grays but often requires specific care and attention. Factors depend on the type of hair, the starting color and the intended result. Light Blonde Henna Hair Dye is great for covering light grays or white hair, whereas the Brown, Red and Black Henna Hair Dye are wonderful for covering silver, darker grays or salt & pepper with our 2-step process.
Looking for all-natural hair color for women of color? Morrocco Method Henna Hair Color is an amazing way to color natural hair without risk of damage. MM Henna not only imparts rich, long lasting color but also conditions and nourishes the hair for perfect curls. Henna works naturally with afro-textured hair to reduce frizz and protect strands.
Are you unsatisfied with your henna hair color? Are you interested in embracing the beauty of your natural greys or hair color? Using a homemade DIY oil blend, henna can be removed naturally from hair. This oil blend also works to keep hair hydrated and protected.
"Going the natural route with Morrocco Method hair color has made all the difference with my hair! First, I used the Auburn Henna to cover my highlights because they were fake looking (and flashy streaks are really so ‘yesterday’)! Then I applied Henna Brown to get back to my natural brunette color. Wow! I am just thrilled at how healthy and shiny my hair is these days."
Henna hair dye is an all-natural alternative to traditional chemical dyes. It’s amazing the colors you can achieve with only three simple plant-based ingredients. Whether you want to create a sun-streak effect, add soft shades of brunette or simply touch up your roots, henna hair color is the right choice. Once you see the results, you may never chemically color your hair again.
Made from the leaves of the Lawsonia plant, henna works to alter hair color without damaging or drying the hair and without synthetic chemicals of any kind. Henna is a conditioner made from 100% plant material that has been used for thousands of year. Henna is, in many ways, the ideal colorant and works by binding with the keratin of your hair, preventing brittleness and breakage. Explained in three primary words: shine, body, and color!
According to a study published in last February’s issue of the International Journal of Cancer, the USC research team found that women who use permanent dyes at least once a month for a year or longer have twice the risk of bladder cancer as non-users even after adjusting for smoking. Those who used dyes more often and for longer periods, as well as hairdressers (who use dyes on their clients), face an even higher risk.
Once upon a time, people lathered, rinsed, never repeated, and went on their merry bad-hair days. Then, science and chemistry specialized the way folks wax and pomade, condition and shine. About 10 years ago, companies began creating new compounds so they could design products for specific hair types, for curls and fine hair and thick locks alike. Now, some consumer groups worry about the mix of chemicals that meld into that sudsy rinse every morning.
Natural hair color is a great solution to hair dye allergies. Have chemical dyes given you trouble? Well you might have a hair dye allergy. We’ve had customers email us saying they have chemically dyed their hair for years and would get results like having their head break out in a rash. Basically their body was rejecting the harmful chemicals. Luckily there’s a way to color you hair that’s safe and natural. Henna hair dye is the best way to use natural hair color.
Each of our 5 shampoos have their own healing properties, corresponding to one of the elements found in each living being. These elements are fire, earth, water, air, and ether. In rotation they can help feed your hair and scalp what it needs to produce a healthy environment for change and improvement. Learn how to properly utilize Morrocco Method shampoos for maximum nutrition.
Do you have a question about Morrocco Method Shampoos? Sometimes the low/no-foam, synthetic chemical-free formula can take some getting used to. Let us provide you with three important tips and tricks for creating longer lasting shampoo, adjusting to non-lathering shampoo and supplying maximum nutrition to your hair and scalp.
“I began my journey with MM in March of 2012. I was just 31 and had been coloring my hair for 10 years. Not just highlights- full on “double process.” My hair was fried at the ends so I used commercial products that were not cheap! These products were full of parabens and plastics. In February of last year my husband’s mother died of cancer and that was a wakeup call for me. We live a very natural life with clean eating and natural fibers, but I had yet to change over my beloved hair products!”
Answers to all of your questions regarding shampoo can be found here. Which shampoo is best for pets? What about for being used as a body wash? If you don't see an answer for your shampoo related question, go ahead and ask us here.
Compare what is in shampoos you may find in a supermarket or a salon to the basics found in nature that go into Morrocco Method. Leaving nothing out while not adding anything we don't need, MM's final product boasts extras that make your body happy, clean, and simple.
Good nutrition comes as second nature these days. Shoppers concerned about their health look for natural ingredients in products. Organic vitamin and mineral supplements line health food store shelves and gym memberships are on the rise. People know that it not only takes quality nutrition and exercise to be in tip-top shape, but that there needs to be a total and dedicated effort to getting and staying in great shape; a holistic approach.
Information is power. Most products from most companies will have ingredients hidden in plain sight. Be the one to ask questions, be the one to be aware. You are responsible for being in the know and making an informed purchase decision. You change legislation and production with the power of the dollar at the store. Here are the top ten ingredients to look out for.
"Non-sulfate shampoos" have become a buzzword in the hair industry, now that people are realizing just how harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate, (SLES) can be. But are these chemicals really gone from shampoos? Nope. They've just been renamed, (SLS alone has 38 different names) or replaced with different chemicals.
We removed several potential pollutants from our products in order to guarantee that we are keeping our promise to be a transparent, synthetic chemical-free, and honest company. One of the ingredients we have removed from any MM product: coconut. Why? Because of the possibility of Cocamide MEA in shampoo.
Hidden in your shampoo are ingredients that can cause serious health problems. What is worse, the companies that make these ingredients use many names in order to confuse you. Know what to look for, and know your options. You’ll be surprised to find how common these harmful ingredients can be.
If you got out of the shower this morning, blow-dried your hair and gave your 'do a spritz of VO5 hairspray, you've just poisoned yourself a little bit. If you do this every morning as your regular routine, you are accumulating these poisons by the bucketful. Chemicals in your shampoo can do more than affect how good of a hair day you are going to be having, they can affect your body, life, and that of your children.
Deep conditioning is an important part of any hair care routine. A lot of people worry about their ends drying out but what about the foundation of your hair the roots? Deep conditioning is key because it effects the two most important aspects of your hair, the roots and the ends. Here are 5 amazing products for deep conditioning.
The summer months bring lots of fun in the sun, hours relaxing at the beach or sitting by the pool, along with other outdoor activities. All of this seemingly innocent exposure to the natural elements can actually be hard and damaging to your hair and scalp. During this period is it important to cleanse, condition, and nurture your hair. For the ultimate conditioning during the summer, a simple to use 3-conditioner program is ideal.
One huge benefit of all natural conditioners/products from Morrocco Method is that they are multi-useful. This means that some of our conditioners can be used for other things to make your life easier, including acting as deodorants, body washings and shaving cream. Revitalize not just your hair but your whole body with MM conditioners.
Morrocco Method products clean and oxygenate the scalp, helping to produce healthy follicles and hair growth. There are five simple steps to achieving beautiful, natural curly hair: cut out the chemicals and heat, deep condition regularly, practice proper brushing and combing, trip your presses often, and use protective styling. See a noticeable difference in the health and look of your curls.
“It is the first time my hair has felt really alive, moisturized & rejuvenated. I am very impressed with your products! I am a new customer will continue to be. I’ve been done with commercial shampoo & conditioners for quite some time now but your line by far hands down is the best I’ve ever tried in my life!" Read more success stories from curly hair enthusiasts.
If you’re new to natural hair care, your hair might experience a detox period as it adjusts to chemical free products. This process commonly involves the shedding of residues, wax build ups, chemicals and toxins from your hair and scalp, sometimes resulting in waxy, dry or oily hair. The detox period is an important step towards healthy hair and a visible sign of your hair actively reversing chemical damage.
Detox can get you down, but it’s also a healthy, natural process and a good indicator that your hair is headed in the right direction. When you switch to 100% natural products, your hair and scalp need to rid themselves of chemical build-up and toxins. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but trust us, we know that it’s not fun when it does.
Toxins, synthetic chemicals, pollutants - all bad for the immune system. The hair is a living, breathing extension of the body and the scalp, and contains some of the largest pores on the skin's surface. A routine regimen of deep cleansing and purification is essential to creating a complete and balanced wellness program.
Bentonite healing clay detox is known for its many healing and detoxifying benefits. We took things one step further by adding many spices and herbs also known for their healing properties to formulate our Zen Detox. We formulated our Zen Detox specifically for its detoxifying benefits for hair. We put together a list of the many other uses for bentonite clay, such as a foot powder or dry shampoo.
"Detox. It’s a noun, it’s a verb, it’s a fad word and it’s a vital piece of health. In my journey toward a holistic lifestyle, I’ve incorporated numerous detox rituals such as dry brushing and even detoxing my kitchen of toxic cooking materials." By Lauren of Empowered Sustenance
Is it possible you are going through DETOX – again!? You eat right, exercise and use only natural products on your hair. You have eschewed all chemicals recently, or maybe you have not used them for many years! Perhaps you even make your own shampoo in your kitchen. What’s going on?
Build-up from chemical products can clog pores and hair shafts and must be removed before hair can begin to repair itself. As your hair begins to "let go" of plastics, cone, and chemicals, you will notice some changes in your hair and scalp known as the detox process. With the natural botanicals in MM shampoos (and lack of chemicals!) your scalp will begin to regulate its own oil production naturally.
Getting rid of styling products is often one of the last steps in people's lives to becoming chemical-free, when it should really be the first. Some of these products contain toxic ingredients including butane, ether, and polymers. Some of the most damaging hair products on the market today are styling products.
Gels, mousses, and sprays are, without question, some of the most damaging products on the commercial market today. Simply put, they are just entirely too powerful to be beneficial for healthy hair. In order to create the severe look, they are loaded with polymers, benzaldehyde, and a-terpineol, to name only a few of the toxic compounds.
There are a lot of styling products out there, but most of them are riddled with chemicals and toxins that can damage more than just your hair and scalp. Morrocco Method’s Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel is all natural, like all MM products, but there’s more reasons to love it!
As you can probably guess, there are a lot of heads of hair in the world. Among them are lots of types of hair, some as unique as a fingerprint. It can be hard, if not impossible, to find products that work with your natural hair type. At Morrocco Method, we try to create products with multi uses so that they can be used to fit your personal preferences.
There’s probably a million-and-one ways to style your hair. We’ve got our reasons; for fashion, for function, for convenience …but what about the notion of styling your hair for its overall health? Sometimes, it’s not just products that can hurt your hair- it can be damaged from the way you wear it. Learn about the do’s and don’ts of hair styling and how you can prevent damage and promote growth from something as simple as the way you do your do.
There are a lot of important parts to maintaining your beautiful, healthy hair, but one often goes unnoticed and forgotten: Hair Brushing. How to brush your hair, choosing a brush, and when to brush your hair. What are the benefits of brushing your hair correctly and what brushing your hair can prevent.
The boar bristle brush is not a new invention. Boar hair has been used as bristles for brushes and even toothbrushes for hundreds of years, but why? Boar hair is almost identical to human hair in texture and this produces many benefits for your hair and scalp. We highlight some of the many boar bristle brush benefits.
When used the wrong way, with the wrong brush, it can definitely be detrimental to curly hair. A lot of people mistake brushing for styling, but brushing natural curly hair will not style it; instead it spreads important oils from root to tip. Brushing natural curly hair can be tricky, so here are three easy steps to doing it right.
Scalp massage therapy is possibly one of the most relaxing treatments in the world. As relaxing as it is, scalp massage therapy contains a deeper purpose. The most important benefit of a good head massage is increasing blood flow to your head and scalp. This new blood flow will stimulate the capillaries in your head and promote healthy hair re-growth.
For generations, humans have followed the moon's cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; planting during a particular lunar cycle determines what the crop will yield. In other words, whether a farmer plants his seeds during a full moon or a new moon (or the waning or waxing) influences whether the crops are bountiful or sparse. This same practice can be applied to your hair. It's called Lunar Hair Care.
When you (or your hairdresser) decide on the appropriate calendar date, be sure to use the Blunt Snip Hair Cutting Technique. It gives the best results with all hair types and is adaptable for virtually any style. Done in sections while hair is wet, the blunt snip cut should incorporate careful shaping to prevent a chopped look. Find out what else you can do to receive the full benefits of the blunt snip cut.
Not trimming damaged ends will cause hair to break continuously, resulting in stunted growth past a certain point. Cutting curly hair seasonally or as needed using the blunt snip method can encourage your hair to grow as long as viably possible. Here are some tips for caring and cutting naturally curly hair for maximum hair growth.
So you’ve probably heard about the Lunar Hair Chart. And maybe you’re a bit doubtful. How could the moon possibly have anything to do with your hair, you wonder. Folklore aside, the Lunar Hair Chart should be a timeline for you to manage your hair around. By removing dry, dead, and split ends, your hair can focus on growing. It’s not unlike a plant in a garden: “dead heading” or removing dead blooms promote health to the rest of the plant.
"How often should I cut my hair" is a question we get from customers both new and familiar to the lunar hair chart. The chart supplies our recommendations for when to cut, but not necessarily how often, so we wanted to address this frequently asked question in today’s MM blog post!
Morrocco Method Elixirs work to promote scalp reconstruction and new hair growth. We present nine formulae, made from the finest raw, vegan wildcrafted ingredients, herbal and plant extracts, minerals, vitamins and proteins from all over the world. They help treat alopecia, hair loss, hair thinning, candida, psoriasis and scalp disorders such as dandruff, itchiness, skin eruptions, and excessive oiliness or dryness.
Did you know you should use elixirs during your seasonal blunt snip haircut? It’s easy and feels amazing! MM Elixirs are specially formulated to promote healthy hair regrowth and there is no better time to use them than during your Seasonal Lunar Cut. As you shock and awaken the roots of your hair with your lunar cut, you will simultaneously promote new growth with the elixirs.
Duality is the most basic state of natural; a simple observation of your surroundings can reveal as much. Hot and cold, sun and moon, man and woman–life is built around the premise that every state of being has its natural opposite, and together these opposites make a balanced whole.
Hair is, in many ways, like a second thumbprint; no two heads of hair are the same. If you have curly hair and you try talking to your straight-haired friend about your frizz problem then you might as well be on different planets. Similar to our five-element shampoos, our god/goddess elixir series is formulated around different elements–Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. To know which elements best suits you, take a look at the zodiac calendar.
In Ayurveda, dosha refers to the three biological energies that comprise the body. The doshas–pitta, vata, and kapha–exist in harmony with one another, and an imbalance of these energies is the is the direct cause of disease and contamination. Balance is achieved through healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.
Kapha is a binding dosha. Imagine a jar filled with earth and water. Without motion the earth would simply settle on the bottom while the water floats above. Think of Kapha as the perpetual stirring motion that keeps these two elements from separating.
Vata is most commonly represented by the Air and Ether elements. Vata governs movement in the body, meaning that it controls both the nervous system to the digestive system. It also controls breathing and the firing of nerve impulses in the brain.
Water becomes ionized when it either gains or loses an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic according to whether the pH has been adjusted up or down. We use acidic water in our products because it is brimming with hydrogen ions that retard bacterial growth. This water is for external application only. It’s great for both skin and hair care, always leaving the hair neutralized with a good polish.
During summer, your skin is vulnerable to sun, sweat and sand. If you haven’t already heard, our hair care products have a variety of uses, including natural summer skin care. Here’s how to give it some all-natural summer love.
During warmer months, it's hard to resist spending more time in the sun. Of course, spending time outside is great for our bodies and minds, but as many of us are already aware, too much exposure to the sun can be harmful to our skin. that’s where the Blood of the Dragon Styling Gel can help. Among its 100% natural ingredients is the skin-soothing super hero of the succulent plant world: whole leaf Aloe Vera.
The healing powers of water are strong, and whenever I feel ill, or sore, or stressed; a bath is my first choice. Many commercially made bubble baths are chemical-laden disasters, and one can easily trade a bubble bath for an herbal bath with minimal effort for maximum benefit.
With your skin being your largest organ, it is vital that you nourish, feed and care for your skin properly. What you slather on your body is absorbed and a good rule of thumb for me is “if I can’t eat it, then no way is it going on my skin!”
When you are a new parent, any change in your baby’s skin or hair can cause concern. There is a lot of information to sort through on your baby’s health, and if you’re like most Morrocco Method moms and dads, you want only safe, 100% natural products for your baby. Cradle cap is a harmless infant scalp condition that can be treated naturally at home, and it is common in infants, especially in the first three months of life.
The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate cosmetics, leaving companies to monitor the safety of their products on a voluntary basis. Some of the companies tested for possible human carcinogens were companies who produce children’s soaps. How much do you trust a company you don’t know well with your family’s health wellness?
Caring for a baby is complicated, but with Morrocco Method, at least one thing is simple: washing. Babies are more sensitive and thus deserve extra special care. Commercial products may be tear-free but they are dangerous and toxic to your child. The skin, being the body’s largest organ, absorbs the chemicals you wash your baby with.
“Healthy, beautiful, luxurious hair is one of the most desirable attributes of the human body. Yet, as you well know, an estimated 30 percent of all women and over 70 percent of all males throughout the world are experiencing hair loss in ever increasing numbers. This disturbing increase is caused not only by the well-documented rise in stress and hypertension, but by the continuing use of toxic, chemically treated shampoos, mousses, gels, artificial colors and fragrances that are so dangerously prevalent in the marketplace today….”
"I am honored to present Five Elements Morrocco Method—the most effective known system of care for your hair, including scalp rejuvenation and reconstruction. Morrocco Hair Care has been endorsed internationally by leaders in the wellness profession. We’ve done it by staying true to our tradition of quality and purity, with a full understanding that perfect hair care must never be far from nature. We select only top quality plant and marine botanicals from the finest available globally."
These five steps will not only help your hair grow healthier, but it will also help with hair loss, hair thinning, alopecia, and many other scalp conditions. Going natural and stopping chemical abuse is the first and most important step in your hair regrowth process. Morrocco Method shampoos are key hair regrowth products because they are raw, vegan, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.
How did I become a top expert? I started playing football for exercise and joined a rugby team. I was struck down by arthritis my knee was swollen the orthopedic specialist wanted to give me a knee replacement and I refused. He said I would never run again. Instead I researched what cause arthritis and I found the cause.
This is a time for transformation, growth, and fresh energy. Spring represents an awakening. Nature is waking from its winter hibernation with new life, blooms and beginnings. Morrocco Method Hair Care mirrors the flow of nature, keeping us connected to our source. Now is a great time to enliven and awaken our energy, celebrating our physical, energetic and spiritual bodies.
Beautiful, healthy hair depends on more than just the products you use. Like the spokes of a wheel, many things work together. Seasonal cutting can help address hair loss and aid in growing and maintaining truly luxurious hair. Every spoke helps the hair and scalp to become thicker, stronger, and healthier. Here are some of the other spokes in the wheel.
Springtime is the ideal time to release excesses toxins and restore your essences. As the melting snow and rain are flowing from the mountains toward the sea, our bodies naturally want to release toxins that block our bodies’ energies. We do this through pre-purification methods that nourish and prepare the body to let go of accumulated toxins, followed by the purification methods themselves.
For centuries humans have followed the moon’s cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; this same practice can be applied to your hair with the Lunar Hair Chart. The full moon, in particular, is the most powerful day to your hair for a particular cutting goal. This month’s cutting goal is lengthen.
Grooming is an important part of routine pet care and maintenance. There are three primary reasons why grooming is essential. First it allows you to look over your pet for injuries, cuts or abrasions that could go easily undetected and hidden under fur. Second it stimulates blood flow to the skin and spreads sebaceous oils through the coat for a healthy sheen. Lastly it promotes affection and bonding between pet and owner...
The topic of natural cat care is of growing interest. As cat caretakers are becoming more aware of ingredients in commercial cat foods and products, they are seeking natural alternatives to give their feline friends a better quality of life. Therefore, it becomes important to recognize the fundamental needs of the natural cat. Here are a few ways you can get your cat back to its primal roots.
Ensuring the health and well-being of your pet is the top priority of any responsible pet owner. When it comes to coat and skin health it is no different. With skin approximately 1/3 the thickness of human skin and a higher pH pets are naturally more delicate and sensitive. This makes harmful chemicals found in commercial products easily absorbed. In many cases causing nasty side effects such as irritation, dryness, itching and coat damage.
Having horses isn’t all galloping into the sunset….although it should be. You spend many hours grooming and caring for your horse. Therefore to keep them looking great, and boost performance, here are 5 benefits of using raw apple cider vinegar in your horse care program.
Davey was always a special dog. When we adopted him, he pranced about so lightly on walks that people on the street would compliment his interesting gait. Within a year, we realized that his trot might be attributed to the regression of his ability to walk...