Q1. What is Henna? A1. Henna is the dried leaf and term powder of the plant Lawsonia inermis, a small bush 3-4 feet tall, which can grow to 2-1/2 to 3 meters in height. This actually grows in hot climate like India, Sudan, Egypt etc. But Indian Henna is known as the best coloring henna in the world.
Q2. Are there any side effects while using the Henna? A2. As you know that henna is being used since the last 5000 years. It is an absolutely 100% perfect natural product. Its allergic reactions are very rare, go for allergic test before using henna as you do the test for normal cosmetic product. Applying Henna is very simple and painless. It really works like a jewel on the body!!!!
Q3. What are the usual colors of henna decorations? A3. Depending on your body chemistry and skin color, the designs can appear as orange, red, brown, burgundy. The color of henna is also based on the strength of the dye-paste mixture and the length of time it is left in place.
Caution 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 chemicals present in the henna.
Q4. What does the henna smell like? A4. Some people love the smell of henna and other cannot tolerate it. Henna paste has a peculiar scent similar to a barnyard or to damp clay. Still, the odor has been described by some as aphrodisiac!
Q5. Is henna a natural product? A5. Yes. Henna is a natural pigment, and in most cases will cause no harm. 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.
Q6. Does it hurt to apply henna to the skin? A6. No! Whether for everyday wear 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.
Q7. Do's and Dont's. A7. 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 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-metal testing.
Don't use henna in the area near your eyes, 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.