The use of Henna has been traced back to ancient Egypt and India. It is believed that henna originated as a cooling device, and was used to bring down high fevers, and an antidote to sunstroke and heat. Gradually, henna developed as a beauty aid. In India, henna is applied on the hands and feet in intricate designs as an important part of traditional weddings. In both India and Egypt, women used henna to colour their nails.
The best results of henna has been seen as a hair treatment with a plethora of benefits some of which are:
- Gives body and bounce to the hair
- Gives it a shine and leaves hair easy to manage
- Effective scalp cleanser
- Regular use will promote hair growth and restore good health
- Checks greying with regular use
- Good for dandruff and hair loss
- Cases of alopecia have been successfully treated
Natural Henna will always give the hair a reddish colour. Best results are obtained when henna is mixed with other herbs like amla, shikakai, bael fruit, madder. It is best to make a paste with eggs, yoghurt and lemon. Adding coffee gives a browny red colour.
If you have light coloured hair, then you cannot use henna unless you are happy to have red-coppery highlights. Also if your is already grey, the henna will give it a carrot-red colour. If you happen to have dark hair, then you can benefit from the goodness of henna treatments.
OmVeda has two henna treatments packs.
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