Apart from colouring the hair, it is a very good conditioner. Chemical dyes can in fact damage the hair structure, but henna protects it. It also adds beauty, body and bounce to the hair, leaving it supple, shiny and easy to manage.
Henna is also a good cleanser and does not destroy the acidic nature of the scalp. Its paste mixed with lemon juice, egg and yoghurt, is one of the best methods of cleaning and conditioning the hair. It also promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp and acts as an anti-dandruff agent.