Henna for hair is a natural dye. It does not damage it and has great benefits. Among them that the hair is nourish and hydrated (which makes it look shinier), it reduces the production of dandruff and it grows faster. When applied to the hair, it must be taken into account that there are no previous chemical dyes. It can be use for any type of hair.
What is Henna?
Henna or privet is a natural dye that comes from the leaves of a shrub called Laws onia Inermis . It has a brown or reddish color and is use very frequently in countries like India, Pakistan, Iran, the Middle East and also in Africa.
History of Henna
Henna has been use since the Bronze Age to dye skin, hair, nails, animal hides, silk, and wool.
Today, in several portions of the world. It is traditionally used in many festivals and religious celebrations. In some beliefs it is also use as a wedding ornament.
Women in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives use it for festive events such as marriages, events and traditional religious ceremonies.
For more than 5,000 centuries. The application of henna has helped as a symbol of good blessing and health. Generations of females have used a paste made primarily from the crushed leaves and leafstalks of the plant, varied with essential oils, to cover fingers and feet with designs extending from modest shapes to intricate symmetrical patterns, designed to ward off evil and attract good energy. .
Uses of Henna
Henna has been use for thousands of ages by Indian women to add color and beauty to hair . Its application provides shine to the hair, as well as a nice reddish hue.
Henna also provides numerous benefits to the scalp , among which we could highlight:
With more volume and more body
Easier hair to detangle.
In addition to henna, it is also a good antifungal, as a preservative for leather and fabrics and as an insect repellent.
The floras have been use since earliest times to make perfumes.
Henna’s for Tattoos
The advantage of getting a henna’s tattoo is that it is not a painful method and it is very rare that it produces an allergic reaction on the skin, if the necessary components are use.
The henna’s that we apply to the skin as a tattoo only penetrates the dead cells of the cutaneous layer. The duration of the dye is a few days and varies depending on the pH. The thickness of the skin. And can vary between 5-15 days depending on the area of the body chosen for the tattoo.
The most tough are those that are made on the palms of the hands or feet. Since the skin in those areas is thicker and does not have fat. In second place would be the rest of the hands and feet, the forearm and the legs.
The application of essential oils afterwards to moisturize the skin, such as tea tree. Olive, coconut , sesame, eucalyptus or lavender oil, also help to extend the life of the tattoo.
As an story I will tell you that singers like Madonna or Rihanna have worn this type of tattoos in their performances. Since then henna’s has become another option to beautify the skin with the advantage that the drawings will not be permanent.
Henna’s as Hair Dye
Henna is a totally natural product , similar to clay. That allows us to dye our hair while strengthening it and providing multiple benefits. Also avoiding the damaging effects of conventional dyes. Henna’s as a hair dye is a one hundred percent vegetable product. Without any type of added substance and that gives us benefits such as:
It does not discolor the hair. So it does not damage it.
Gives a very natural color to the hair .
It adds thickness and strength to the hair, so it is recommend for people with fine and brittle hair.
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