All About Henna!

The Henna Plant

Henna is a plant botanically known as ‘lawsonia inermis’. It grows in hot climates and is mainly cultivated for its leaves which are dried and ground into a fine powder. Although the plant is green, it has an orange to red-brown pigment, which is released when mixed into a paste. This natural dye can then be used to colour the hair, skin or nails.

Henna as Body Art

Henna Body Art is an ancient artform which dates back over 5,000 years. In India, North Africa, S.E. Asia and the Middle East it is thought to bring good fortune and happiness to those who wear it. Henna designs are traditionally worn for celebrations and other auspicious occasions, such as weddings, ceremonies and religious festivals.
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Henna as Hair Colour

For thousands of years, henna has been used to colour and condition the hair. Henna will enhance the hair’s natural colour and highlights or create a deeper, richer shade. Henna is a translucent dye, therefore it will give light and dark tones throughout the hair wherever there is a variation of colour, producing a natural looking result. 
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Medicinal Uses for Henna

Henna is a safe herbal cosmetic renown for its medicinal uses, especially as a treatment for healing skin irritations and mild burns. 

Henna is a natural sunscreen as well as a sunburn soother. When applied to the body henna provides a cooling effect by drawing the heat into the paste.  

This can be useful for relieving headaches and reducing fever.  The antibacterial and astringent properties of henna help to protect and repair the skin from a variety of conditions, such as - eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections.

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