What will henna do to your hair?
|Compound henna does NOT play
commercial hair dye and other chemical residue in hair.
People who have itching, blisters, or serious allergic reactions to para-phenylenediamine hair dyes often want to change over to henna hair dyes.
henna often reacts badly
hair dyes and other chemical hair products! If you use compound
henna soon after
you have done your hair with para-phenylenediamine dyes, your hair may
be brittle, trashed, and may turn frog butt green or offshore sewage
black. Compound hennas have metallic salts which react
disasterously with the ammonia in synthetic hair dye. Problem is
... many pre-mixed henna powders do NOT have these ingredients listed!
Want to learn more about compound
here, bottom of the page.
Body art quality henna
can be used over commercial hair dye and other chemical residue in
art quality henna does not
have metallic salts, and can be applied over synthetic dyes! How
do you know if you've got body art quality henna? Know your
supplier! Order from Mehandi for henna that has been tested by an independent laboratory for purity!
The only way to find out if YOUR henna will cooperate with YOUR chemical residue from synthetic hair products is to TRY SOME. Harvest hair from your hairbrush, mix up a sample of henna and try it. What's in some henna products that reacts badly with synthetic hair dye? Here's the low down and dirty about what's in some of these products!
People are rarely allergic to henna.
Do a spot test to be sure you're
to henna. Mix 100% pure body art quality henna with warm
Wait an hour. Put a spot of henna on your inner arm. Wait
hour. If the spot doesn't itch after an hour, you are not
to henna. For more information, see: Allergies