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Nine Facts about Henna that will Impress your Friends

Henna ain’t just for tattoos, people.

Jamila Henna
Jamila Henna

Lawsonia inermis, or henna, is a plant that is native to the Middle East that can grow up to 22ft tall and has a  greyish-brown bark. The leaves can be used as a skin and hair dye and in traditional medicine. The flowers  are sweet scented and can also be used in traditional medicine or the oil can be used for perfumery. Want to know more? Check the tips below:

  1. Henna powder naturally dyes hair in a variety of reddish tones.
  2. Mixed with other powders, and depending on existing hair color, dyes can range from strawberry blonde to blue-black.
  3. It mimics protein in the strengthening properties by filling in the hair cuticle, which makes hair appear thicker.
  4. It has antifungal properties that can be effective against dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
  5. Can be used to treat head lice when mixed with fenugreek
  6. Doesn’t fade like chemical dyes
  7. Has been known to loosen curl patterns
  8. Has a drying effect on hair, be sure to DC (deep condition) after use
  9. Strong odor (smells like very strong tea), and application can be very messy

Some people use henna on their hair as often as once a month. Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will discuss prep, application, and after care. What do you think about it? Is henna in your future? Let us know!

 

 

 

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