Henna for Hair
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair
Catherine Cartwright-Jones PhD
The NEW "Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair" book explores the art, science, techniques, and history of using henna, indigo, and cassia to dye hair. This book is a timely update of the previous book, "Henna for Hair" by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, to address the problem of the epidemic of para-phenylenediamine sensitization: the increasingly dangerous and widespread allergy to chemical hair dye.
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Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 5
Plants that Dye Hair
This chapter discusses henna, indigo, and cassia, (lawsonia inermis, indigofera tinctoria, and cassia obovata) and the chemistry of each of these dye plants. Understanding the botany of these plants will help you understand how to get the best results from your henna hair dye.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 6
Henna and Acidic Mixes
This chapter discusses the necessary chemistry of mixing henna and cassia with a mildly acidic liquid. This chapter discusses several sources of fruit acids, and how each has a different effect on henna.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 7
Mixing and Testing your Henna Mix
This chapter discusses the mixing, dye release, formulation, and testing of a wide range of non-chemical permanent colors from henna, indigo, and cassia. This chapter includes step-by-step instructions to produce the color you want for your hair.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 8
How to Henna Your Hair
This chapter has step-by-step instructions for first time users dyeing hair blonde, red, brunette or black with henna indigo, and cassia.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 9
Gray Hair and 'Doing Your Roots'
This chapter has step-by-step instructions for maintaining your gray roots as they grow in; dyeing them red, brunette, or black.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 10
Lightening your Hennaed Hair
This chapter discusses the application of henna over chemically lightened hair, and chemically lightening hennaed hair.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 11
Henna for Relaxed and Natural Hair
This chapter contains step-by-step instructions for using henna, cassia, and indigo to dye relaxed hair, natural hair, and locs.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 12
This chapter provides answers to the most frequent questions from people who henna their hair; these include problems with hard water, slight adjustments in color, getting complete and permanent color, and the occasional surprise.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 13
Henna and Your Health
This chapter discusses the safety and wellness aspects of dyeing your hair with henna: why it is recommended for pregnant and nursing women, how it can enhance your wellness, and who should not dye their hair with henna.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 14
Stylists and Salons
This chapter is directed to stylists who wish to incorporate henna into their salons because they need to serve clients who have become sensitized to chemical hair dye, or they, themselves, have become sensitized to chemicals.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 15
Additional Techniques for Henna
This chapter discusses henna manicures and pedicures, as well as amla facials for salon practice, and provides step-by-step instructions.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 1
Henna for Hair
Introduction and the Epidemic of Para-phenylenediamine Sensitization
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2
The History of Henna Hair Dye
This chapter discusses the evolution of the cultural and wellness practice of hennaing hair over the last five thousand years.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 3
This chapter discusses the addition of metallic salts and other dyes to henna, and how these created conflicts with chemical hair dye.
Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 4
Henna Science and Microscopy
This chapter shows henna at microscopic level, the problems of products presently marketed as 'henna.'
Chapter 1: What is Henna?
Chapter 2: What is compound henna, and why are there packages labeled henna in a variety of colors?
Chapter 3: A little history of henna and hair dye in the west
Chapter 4: How do you dye your hair with henna?
Chapter 5: How do you dye your hair brunette with henna and indigo
Chapter 6: Dye your hair black with henna and indigo
Chapter 7: How do henna and indigo dye gray and other hair colors?
Chapter 8: What is Cassia?
Chapter 9: Things to Remember:
Chapter 10: How do you do you do this in a hair salon?
Chapter 11: Quick Mix Reference Chart
This is the previous book, "Henna for Hair
'How To' Henna," written in 2006. The new completely
rewritten book is above.
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Read Henna for Hair in French:
Le guide de la coloration capillaire au henn�: Henn�
Read Henna for Hair in German
Henna f�rs Haar "Anleitung": Henna
Read Henna for Hair in Portuguese
Henna para Cabelo "How-To" Henna
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Inai untuk Rambut "Bagaimana Caranya
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Read Henna for Hair in Italian:
Henn� per capelli "Come fare " l'henn�
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Kana za lase - kako jo uporabljati
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Henna juustele. Henna k�siraamat
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Kana za kosu - upute za uporabu
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Henna do wlos�w "Jak ja uzywac"
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to watch "how to" dye your hair dark brunette with henna and
Click here to see the UTube Video: Henna and indigo dyeing gray hair dark brown.
Click HERE to watch a UTube video of
applying henna to relaxed African hair and see the results!
Click HERE to watch a UTube video of
dyeing hair black with henna and indigo