10 Best Henna Powder Brands for Hair in India


Top 10: Best Henna Powder Brands for Hair Growth in India with Reviews and Prices

By Contributor: Archana

Hair coloring has become a trend nowadays. Irrespective of their ages, many women are going to parlours for coloring and highlighting. For beginners and those who are afraid of chemical treatments, it is better to go for natural, herbal coloring with traditional henna hair dye. Apart from colouring, henna is also good for hair as it conditions and nourishes giving stronger, thicker hair and promotes hair growth. Mehendi is used to cover gray her without chemicals. Women also use amla and shikakai in the henna powder dye for extra nourishment and hair growth. I compiled this list of top 10 henna hair dye brands available in India for every budget.

In olden days, most women had henna plants at home and they just plucked the leaves and grind it freshly at home. But nowadays, many brands have come up with ready made henna powders dyes which you can just mix in water and apply to cover grey hair.

List of Best Henna Hair Dyes in India:

Godrej Nupur Henna:


Godrej Nupur Henna is the most popular one in many households and among teenage girls. It is very affordable and enriched with 9 other herbs like hibiscus, brahmi, shikakai, methi, neem, jatamansi, aloevera, bhringraj and amla, all ingredients good for hair. It makes hair stronger, thicker, longer and more voluminous. It also gives a nice brownish tinge. Price in India: Rs.50 for 140g and Rs.150 for 500g.

Shahnaz Forever Henna Precious Herb Mix:


Shahnaz Husain is a well known, trusted brand providing all-natural products. This can be used for conditioning alone or for hair coloring also. The instructions mention to leave it just half an hour for conditioning. For coloring, you need to keep it 2-3 hours. So, if you don’t want color dye in your hair, but just looking for the goodness of henna, you can try this safely. Price in India: Rs.120 for 100g and Rs.215 for 200g.

VLCC Ayurvedic Henna for Hair:


It contains amla and shikakai extracts to provide natural conditioning to hair. You hair will be smooth, silky and healthier post application. It also relaxes and cools the scalp. If you have grey hair, you can try this to cover them up. Although, it does contain parabens. Price in India: Rs.55 for 100g.

Biotique Bio Henna Fresh Powder Hair Color for Dark Hair:


This henna powder from Biotique is a natural blend of henna leaves, mango kernel and arjun tree bark. These ingredients help to nourish the hair giving a nice brownish tint. The color looks very natural and it doesn’t dry out the hair unlike other henna powders. But, this is suitable only for dark hair. Price in India: Rs.200 for 90g.

Jovees Henna & Brahmi Herbal Mehendi:


This is a nice herbal henna powder which contains extra goodness of brahmi also. It covers grey hairs and conditions hair adequately, making it shiny and lustrous. Regular usage would also give you longer, thicker, denser hair and reduces hair fall. The pack also comes with a free disposable shower cap and a pair of gloves. Price in India: Rs.185 for 150g.

Khadi Natural Henna:


Khadi, a well trusted brand for natural products, also has a henna powder. It deep conditions your scalp and hair from the roots. It is a 100% natural product suitable for all hair types and ideal for both men and women. It strengthens hair making it soft, glossy and smooth. But, if you are looking to color, go for the Khadi Herbal Hair Color which comes in various color variants. One of the best henna powders for hair in India. Price in India: Rs.220 for 150g.

Habibs Aesthetics Henna Mix:


This is one of the best recommended henna hair dye for grey hair in Indian market. It gives a very good, strong coverage for those grey strands compared to other brands. It is enriched with brahmi, amla, bhringraj and can also be used as a hair pack for conditioning and nourishment. Price in India: Rs.210 for 200g.

Banjara’s Black Henna:


It gives hair a natural long-lasting black color. The powder is all natural and free from ammonia. It comes in different variants, each variant enriched with a different herb – hibiscus, amla, aloevera, capsicum and also the brazilian black variant, which has the richest black color and claims to give 100% grey hair coverage. Price in India: Rs.25 for 20g and Rs.60 for 50g.

Nature’s Essence Magic Henna Hair Color:


This is a pure blend of henna and other herbal extracts to give good color coverage to grey hair. It comes in 3 shades of hair dyes– black, brown and burgundy. The ingredients list is pretty impressive including coffee seeds, peppermint oil and tea tree oil along with others. The color is pretty strong and long lasting. A natural, safe way to color your hair. Price in India: Rs.200 for a pack containing 10 sachets.

TVAM Pure Natural Henna:


Possibly, the most expensive henna brand in India but totally free from SLS, SLES, Pthalates and Parabens. It comes in a eco-friendly, traditional gunnysack. You need to mix the henna powder with lukewarm water and keep it overnight. The color effects will be visible after 48 hours. For intense coloring, follow up with TVAM Natural Indigo. They come in 3 different shades – black, dark brown and natural brown. Price: Rs.475 for 100g.

Henna application is a time-consuming, messy process. But is well-worth it as its all natural and safe without any side effects. If you have dry hair, you can add some yoghurt or eggs to the powder. Some people also add coffee/tea decotion, beetroot juice for more intense color. Mehndi also promotes hair growth so its a win win situation. So, which henna powders have you tried from the list above? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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Which is your favourite henna powder for hair? Share your reviews with us.


  1. Nice post! Henna is such an integral part of Indian Haircare! I remember using Jawed Habib Henna which used to impart intense reddish tinge to my dark hair, as if I have colored them!
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    • Yeah, henna usage is popular in India from ancient times. Even my grandmother used it for thicker, stronger hair.

  2. I simply love using the Khadi Natural Henna. Great post!
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  3. I prefer using the Biotique Bio Henna Fresh Powder Hair Color for Dark Hair. works best for me..
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  4. Nice compilation, i have used natures, vlcc and godrej nupur out of these, and like the nature’s one best.

    • Thanks, Rajni. It was interesting to compile this list and also read in the comments of what everyone uses for coloring.

  5. I use Godrej Nupur henna and I absolutely love it. Adds light colour and moisturises your tresses well.
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  6. Never knew so many brands provide henna powder!
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  7. i use nupur its my fav!
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    • Is nupur 100% safe and natural? Can if be used only for conditioning rather than coloring ……as I don’t want to color my hair
      Is there any other henna which is natural and cheap also?

  8. I’ve known of henna powders and their properties to make hair strong, silky and bit colored. Most popular is the Nupur one. I guess they are the safer options when you want to color your hair and hate those harsh chemicals.
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  9. Yeah i love to apply henna on my hairs and m a huge fan of Shehnaaz and Khadi….I have recently done permanent hair smoothening and doesn’t want to color my hair so i just want to ask that can i use henna to cover my grey hairs over my smoothed hairs….as i don’t want too much chemical to act on my hairs.

  10. Try Hennaveda, Lawsone & Sameera from SM Heena Industries, Sojat, Rajasthan. All henna comes from Sojat Rajasthan. Its purest form of henna. Available on amazon.in and flipkart.com

  11. I’m from the Philippines and very eager and interested to cover my gray hair with natural and herbal henna. The problem is, no pure henna is available here in the Philippines.

  12. I’m from the Philippines and very eager and interested to cover my gray hair with natural and herbal henna. The problem is, no pure henna is available here in the Philippines. Any suggestions?

    • I don’t know whether Henna plants are there in philippines, if they are, then plant a Henna tree [it’s actually shrub] in your back yard or in flower pot. Then u can use fresh leaves.

  13. Amazed to see that most of the henna brands are also available in Pakistan. But like sheela arun mentioned above that most of us use shikakai powder.

  14. Other than the natural colour of Heena, is there any other colour like dark brown available in market. Which is natural herbal product of Heena.

    • Louis herbal henna is also good…its gives u brown colour…growth…effective fr dandruff also…& stop premature grey hair…

  15. You can mix Hennaveda Natural Indigo Powder with henna Powder to get dark brown colour on hair.

  16. Hey!
    Can I use khadi indigo and henna (mix) to get my hair black. I am afraid to use HAIR COLOR . MIXED henna and indigo also get my hair black naturally ?

  17. I dunno why you didn’t henna conditioner from ozone ayurvedics?? It is one of the cheapest and best herbal mehndi I have ever used.

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