HENNA

What is Henna?
Henna is part of many cultures and is know in many different languages. It is an ancient old art adorn on the body for thousands of years. In India it is known as Mehendi or Mehndi and in Arab it is known as al-henna. Henna serves as a cooling, conditioning, cleansing, antiseptic and staining agent. Henna grows in a warmer climate as a shrub. Its botanical name is Lawsonia Inermis. Lawsone is orange reddish to brownish red pigment contained in the Lawsonia inermis. This orange reddish or maroonish brown color is the natural stain of Henna, never black. The Henna stain differs from person to person depending on the warmth of their body. Warmer the body temperature, darker the stain. Also the color stains the darkest on the thickest part of our body, the palm and the sole of our feet. Traditionally Henna is done on hands and feet, but the modern generation has changed it all. Now Henna is applied on all visible parts of the body including the neck, back of the neck, shoulders, shoulder blade, forearm, forehead, belly, ankle and lower back. Different cultures have different means for Henna, but all do it to adorn the body.

Henna can be adorned on any occasions such as Birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, engagements, wedding, spiritual party, corporate events, just about anything. The Henna stain or design will look good for about 1-2 weeks and starts to fade gradually within that time. Lasting of the stain depends on the where on the body it is applied to (the palm and the sole of the feet stain the darkest), the quality of the Henna power, and the amount of the time paste is left on (minimum 4hrs), exposure to water and chemicals including lotions.

Application of Henna does not hurt. It may feel cool, bit ticklish and relaxing. For BEST results, keep henna paste on for as long as 4 to 12 hours. Once the paste is scraped off with a back of a butter knife, keep your hands away from water, lotions and other chemicals for minimum of 24 hours.

Black Henna:
Natural Henna is never Black. Black henna is a black chemical dye (PPD: Para-Phenylenediamine) mixed with natural Henna to make it black. This causes serious burn, itch, and allergic reaction leaving scars on the body. This is also toxic and damages to other parts of the body. Black Henna should never be used.