What is henna?

Julia Agafonova
Julia Agafonova
December 22, 2014
What is henna?

What is henna, supposedly know those who at least once used it as a dye for hair, fabrics or for painting on the body. But not everyone can know where it comes from and how it is produced.

Henna is different from many hair dyes for its naturalness, because it is the product of processing the dried leaves of the bush of lawsonium, which grows in the latitudes of our planet where the hot climate prevails. The most popular henna in India, Egypt and North Africa. Dried leaves of henna, which need to be crushed, and before applying soak in water, turning them into gruel, you can dye hair, natural fabrics or do short-term drawings on the body. Henna powder has a characteristic herbal and herbal aroma and a greenish tint.

Henna for hair

First of all, henna, for which the lower leaves of the thermophilic lawsonia are used, is a natural dye that gives the hair a copper tint. But also henna has healing properties for the roots of the head and hair.After applying henna gruel to the hair, and holding it for 15-20 minutes, you can feel how the hair will become thicker and more magnificent. Also henna will help fight dandruff. Read more about henna hair dyeing in the article How to dye henna hair.

How long your colored hair will have a beautiful shade of copper, read the material How long henna lasts.

Henna for fabrics

If you need a natural dye to give leather things, woolen or silk fabrics a copper or even bronze color, henna will do an excellent job with this task. Only this color will be short-lived. It will be absorbed into the skin soon, and it will be washed off from wool and silk.

Henna for body

Many people know such a way to decorate the body, like a tattoo with henna. This is both beautiful and beneficial to the skin. Although such a tattoo lasts no more than 3 weeks, it helps to get rid of many dermatological diseases.

Also, possessing antiseptic properties, henna perfectly saves from stomatitis, ulcers and helps rapid healing of wounds.

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