Le Erbe di Janas Alkanna

Natural dyeing properties

  • Red tones
  • Nourishes & strengthens
  • Suitable for use on skin prone to atopic dermatitis
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • € 7,89 (€ 7,89 / 100 g)

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Content: 100 g

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Item no.: XEC-EDJ-05ALKA0008, Content: 100 g

EAN: 8054329893197

  • Red tones
  • Nourishes & strengthens
  • Suitable for use on skin prone to atopic dermatitis
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Alkanna is an evergreen shrub and belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It softens the hair for a silky finish and nourishes it in combination with oils that it is mixed with. Use as a standalone product or mixed with clays or other herb powders to form a mask for skin prone to atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.


Red-violet depending on the pH value of the base:

  • Violet dye that varies the hue according to the pH: adding an acidic substance (such as lemon juice or vinegar) results in pinker shades while adding about 4 grams of bicarbonate (every 100 g of powder - corresponding to two of the1 ml scoops) you will get blue/purple shades.
  • If used alone, the dyeing power of Alkanna is not very high and does not last; for this reason, it can be mixed with Cold Red Henna, to enhance its cherry-colored reflections and obtain an even colder red!



  • Mix the powder with vegetable oil (castor, jojoba, almond oil or a mix of these is recommended).
  • Leave to infuse for 30 minutes in hot water or for 48 hours at room temperature.
  • Alternatively, you can opt for cold maceration, putting the Alkanna powder mixed with the oil in a tightly closed jar, to be kept for 40 days in the dark, and shake at least 2-3 times a week.
  • Use as a hair mask or add to a henna paste. Alkanna can also be mixed with water when used in combination with henna, however, this will lessen the intensity of the colour.
  • It is advised to avoid mixing the powder alone with water.


  • As a face mask, it is recommended to mix it with clays and/or other herbs, to avoid unpleasant colours.
  • Do not let the mask dry, but keep it moist by dispensing water or aromatic waters onto the skin.
Brand: Le Erbe di Janas
Dosage Form: Powder
Types of Products: Plant Powder
Product Features: Vegan, Vegetarian, Reduced Plastic

Ingredients (INCI)

  • Alkanna Tinctoria Root Powder

Le Erbe di Janas - Notes on Herbal Hair Dyes and Powders

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