What is Henna?
"Henna" refers to the word given to the art of staining the skin with the leaves of the Lawsonia Inermis plant. This plant grows in hot and steady climates all over the Middle East and Asia.
Also known as "Mehndi" or "Hinna", Henna is amongst the oldest art forms in the world and has been used for a variety of purposes globally. Henna as a body art is used traditionally at weddings, parties, religious holidays, and to celebrate life's everyday luxuries.
How does it work?
The process of the Henna paste drying allows the natural dyes of Lawsonia plant to release into the upper most layers of skin.
This darkens over time to a reddish to deep brown hue, and then naturally wears as your skin cells regenerate.
What is in Henna paste?
Henna should ALWAYS stay natural. Flowerchild uses the safest, most pure ingredients she can get her paws onto.
Lemon juice, water, sugar, and the finest essential oils for dye release and scent. Henna should ALWAYS be made fresh to promote the best quality and color.
What about "Black" Henna?
HENNA IS NEVER BLACK
Vendors displaying "BLACK HENNA"
(or any other color of Henna)
are distributing Henna paste that has been doctored with preservatives, harmful ingredients, and a chemical known as paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in the form of Black Hair Dye.
PPD is a CONTACT allergen that causes painful rashes, blisters, burns, and scars that will last forever. Stay away from Black Henna!