Beauty Talks: Henna

In our series Beauty Talks about natural Moroccan beauty products today we focus the attention on henna.

Henna is a ground plant type that word in many countries applied for decorating of the hands and feet or dyeing the hair. So is it too much in the Moroccan culture. Previously, the henna in the Moroccan culture at almost every festive occasion, there was a baby born than were his or her tiny little hands smeared with henna, at a wedding were (and still today) often the hands and feet of the bride on an artistic way decorated with the bordeaux Red dye, also before the eid (Islamic holiday) starts are often the Palms by the older generation smeared with henna.





Henna is Lawsonia agency workers from the plant won, the henna shrub belongs to the kattenstaart family native to North Africa,  India and some other tropical countries. The Bush word grown and used since ancient times, and is still to this day widely used for dyeing the hair, the nails or for henna paintings on the body. The henna plant has naturally present colour molecules in the leaves, the leaves are picked and then dried. As the leaves dried they will be ground into the known light green powder that contains many colour molecules. After this process the powder sifted several times. So, now we have the henna powder, but before it is ready to use should first water at mixes so that there is a spreadable paste. Original henna is a natural product, there are no additives in added.

Today there are many types of henna as black Henna henna black color and even what the body making it her blond. These are often edited types of henna in which chemicals are added, and so not entirely natural. In this piece, it is about the pure henna form. Henna gives an orange to deep dark brown color on the body, and colors the hair naturally. Henna is available in powder form or in the form in which the leaves themselves dried ground.



The Henna powder is generally mixed with water, this is often on feeling done by first the henna powder in a bowl. Please keep in mind that the henna on the Bowl may run. Then there's throw for splash of water at added. This can be mixed with a spoon or by hand, the pasta should not completely liquid but rather between liquid and thick in are.



Tip 1: use henna to your skin temporarily and of course decorating, this is usually done by an experienced henna artist because here expertise and experience. If you want to own the challenge? Here a brief summary to get a picture how to do this According to the injection technique: take a small bowl and mix 3 parts fine sifted Henna powder with 3 parts sugar, take a lemon and cut him in half, squeeze now some drops of lemon to the paste. Now mix the whole so that there is a smooth paste is formed. Leave the henna paste for about a day on room temperature. Now take a spray where you the henna in does, press quiet on the syringe so now you can decorate your skin artistic. Make it something beautiful by! Take a cup with water that mixes with sugar and Pat it with a cotton ball. Go there after this careful about your pattern, so that the henna longer stays moist and the skin color can take longer. In principle applies the rule, the longer you let sit the darker the henna the color, the color depth is also dependent on the quality of the henna powder.

Tip 2: do you suffer from tired feet, lubricating than your foot soles in with henna. Please note, your foot soles colors whole orange or deep brown. Take a teil and do here the henna in, take water and mix it with the henna until There is a pasta, start now with the oil of your foot soles or later do this for you because it requires some patience, work further by the toenails to carry and spread a straight edge just above your foot sole. Put your feet on a footstool, and leave the henna drying, wash your feet with water.

Tip 3: If natural Nail Polish. Take a bowl and mix the henna powder with water, lemon and sugar, mix until a paste like toothpaste.  Now take with your index finger a little pasta and cover your nails with this. Let it dry, once it is dry you can sometimes crabs with your thumb nail. The with henna-colored nails stay about 2 months and need to grow.

Tip 4: Henna helps to warm feet, it has a cooling effect. Take Henna and make it a paste of with water until it reaches the thickness of toothpaste, lubricate your soles in now and let the withdrawal until it is dry. Often slept one night with the henna on the feet so that the all heat from the feet. Please pantyhose stockings or wide socks and pull them over the anointed feet with henna.

Tip 5: it helps in nail infections. Lubricating henna paste on the infected nail.

Tip 6: The disinfect wounds and takes the moisture on making the tissue can it heal up faster. Lubricating henna on the wound for a disinfectant and healing effect.



Tip 1: use Henna as hair dye. The color that your hair gets after dyeing Henna is entirely dependent on the original hair color before henna on is done. So will get a red glow dark hair, the lighter your hair how to lighter the color. For example, the orange color will go blonde get. In short, the effect of the color you get depends on the color you have. The amount of henna powder and water depends on you hair length, use for short hair 100 grams of henna, for shoulder snake her take your 200 grams, for her some 300 grams and will take you over the shoulder for long hair is 500 grams.

Go follow these steps:
1. take a come and join here the henna powder in
2. add here splash for splash of lukewarm water and mix it well to the structure of thick yogurt. Cover the bowl and let this one hour so that the color molecules good release.
3. lubricate what petroleum jelly to your hairline all over your forehead, the sides of your head and then over your ears, this to red spots.
4. divide the hair into several sections.
5. take henna in your hand and start the bottom layers of your hair oil and work gradually up part for part.
6. lubricate Pluck every hair from the roots to the dots in.
7. If everything evenly is made rotate your knot of your hair and cover your the hair with plastic wrap, you can also have a towel to wrap so that more heat is released. The longer the henna in hair is the more it withdraws and the more intense the color is, there may even be a night sleep with it.
8. After this was shampoo your hair with good, until the water is clear.

Tip 2: use henna if you do not want to use where chemicals in hair dye be as ammonia. Keep the use of Tip 1.

Tip 3: Henna is a good medicine to dandruff or flaking on the scalp to to do this, word, also reduce use 1.

Tip 4: use henna as a spa for hair that is damaged or if you just your hair want to give a boost, it is very healthy for your hair.

Tip 5: use henna if you thin and dull hair and want it comes shining or If you have oily hair. The glare is caused by the weak astringent working tannins tannine, this substance makes the hair surface smooth and at the same time also harder. Oily hair after dyeing also need no longer so often to crops and fine and thin hair gets more volume.

Henna is used in different cultures and countries especially in Arab, Indian and African cultures. Over time, this beautiful form of embellishment also retrieved by other countries. Always been There are also medicinal properties attributed to henna and the health benefits that it offers for your hair are impressive. A single plant that for so many beautiful and different hair colors.

The dyeing your hair with henna also gives a natural complexion without any kind of chemicals in your hair, you have therefore not to be afraid of an allergic reaction. Do you have your hair over the time by dyeing, bleaching, styles and neglected? Then try to make up with your hair by henna to use, know for sure that your hair is the good will do with you, by there soft shiny and full of to see! Bye bye damaged hair!

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