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
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
Do check commercial henna hair products for pesticides and
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