What is Henna ?
|Botanical Name: Lawsonia Inermis
||Henna Seeds Dry
||Henna Leaves Dry
Our natural henna powder is made from henna leaves after sorting, grinding and sieving from the henna fields. Our henna is considered one of the best in the international market.
We patronize very few select henna fields to achieve high quality premium henna leaves. Our rigorous sieving process makes a high quality fine henna powder.
FAQs on Natural Henna
Is henna a natural product?
Yes. Henna is a natural pigment. The leaves are cut from the plant, dried, and ground into a powder. Some commercial henna products may have added ingredients; always read the labels. It is best to do a patch test to be sure that your skin is not sensitive to this plant.
What does the henna smell like?
Henna paste has a strong herbal smell. Some prefer the smell others do not.
How to use henna on hair?
To apply henna on hair, you will need only the henna powder and several simple-to-gather items that you probably already have around the house. Avoid using metal bowls or utensils for mixing, as they can react with the natural henna.
Does it hurt to apply henna to the skin?
No! Whether for everyday application or special celebrations, painting henna on the skin is a painless beauty treatment. It is a pleasant and relaxing experience. The most difficult part of getting a henna design is sitting still for the time required, which can be anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the complexity of the design.
Dos and Don'ts For Natural Henna
- Do store Henna in a cool, dry, dark place.
- Do test your hair's elasticity before applying henna. Pull off a single strand of hair, wrap it around index fingers, and stretch. If the strand does not increase by a minimum of one-third, the hair will need preconditioning.
- Do check commercial henna hair products for pesticides and heavy-metals .
- Don't use henna in the area of the eye, your eyebrows, or internally.
- Don't use henna on newly chemically treated hair; it may cause unplanned hair variations.
- Don't coat the hair with henna right before getting a perm. Henna can restrain the activity of the perm chemicals and thus, reverse the perm's results.
- Don't use black henna that contains para- phenylenediamine (PPD). It can cause serious inflammation of the skin.
When not to use Henna
Since Henna leaves are considered body cooling and an astringent, folk wisdom advises against henna hair coloring when the air temperature is very cold, when you are sick or when you are pregnant.
Medicinal Uses of Natural Henna
Henna is considered as an ancient herb of grace and healing. It is mentioned as a valuable medicine in Egyptian hieroglyphs, in Solomon's Song of Songs of the Old Testament, an in the writings of Theophrastes, a disciple of Aristotle who wrote the History of Plants.
When Henna is applied to the skin, its active elements provide cooling and astringent action along with protection against many surface fungi and bacteria.