Henna for hair  henna 
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair
is all body art quality, all the time, and we prove it by sending every shipment to an independent laboratory for thorough testing.

Our henna NEVER contains any chemical dyes, and we can prove it!

We have high, medium, and low dye content henna to dye your hair rich, natural, colors from dark auburn to light strawberry red, and completely cover gray. Our henna will not leave your hair traffic cone orange, and your color will not fade!


  • The Ancient Sunrise ® kits for gray hair contain Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight.
  • The Ancient Sunrise ® regular henna for hair kits contain Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Monsoon.
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Ancient
Sunrise® Henna makes your hair shiny, healthy and strong.  Our independent Laboratory testing assures you of purity and lawsone content. All Ancient Sunrise ® Henna is pure Body Art Quality henna.  One of them is just right for you!  Scroll down to purchase henna!  If you need help choosing, ask questions our Forums or call our toll-free help desk at 1-855-MEHANDI.

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Do all the names confuse you?  We're trying to standardize our levels of henna, but that's a challenge since very crop is different.
  • Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight has the highest lawsone content and covers gray the best.  The present batch has a beautiful sift and is easy to apply and rinse.
  • Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Monsoon has thte next highest lawsone content, and covers gray in the dark copper to auburn range. It has a stringy consistency (like hot pizza cheese). 
  • Ancient Sunrise ® Henna for African Hair always has the finest sift, so your fragile hair will not be damaged with application and rinsing.
  • Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Jasmine also has a very fine sift for fragile hair.
  • We have not been able to import henna from Yemen since their revolution began.  The lab reports on Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight are virtually identical to the best henna from Yemen we had before. 
Twilight

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight, Batch# 010614hRT, laboratory certified at 2.2% lawsone content, and to be free of lead, adulterants, contaminanats and pesticides!  

This henna has an identical laboratory profile to the henna from Yemen that everyone absolutely adored! Our tests show that it does a wonderful job of covering gray in brunette and black hair.  This henna will dye light colored hair deep auburn.  It really is a lovely henna.

This henna has an absolutely flawless sift, and mixes to a creamy, silky paste.  It is suitable for difficult or damaged hair, and resistant gray.  This henna is packaged in 100g packets, double wall packaging, to preserve freshness as long as possible.
Purchase Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight, Batch# 010614hRT,  independently certified 2.2% lawsone content.  

Need to cover gray?  Buy this henna!

3 g sample of Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight,   (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush) = $1.50    # 2558
100g Rajasthani Twilight Ancient Sunrise ®  = $8.99   #2559

500g  Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight  = $42.45   #2560
1000g  (1 kilo, two boxes) Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight  =   $79.99  #2561

2000g (2 kilos, four boxes) Ancient Sunrise ® Rajasthani Twilight    = $149.80    #2562
Raj Monsoon  

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon, batch ##102313hG: this henna is independently certified to have 1.7% lawsone content, and to be absolutely free of pesticides and lead.   Rajasthani Monsoon has a very smooth, creamy sift, and has rich rose undertones.  It's easy to get into your hair, and easy to wash out of your hair.  If you have delicate hair, and want to blend away gray, this henna may be the one for you!

This henna has a beautiful rose undertone to the color, and blends gray, leaving it looking like warm highlights against the rest of your hair!

This henna is packaged in 100g packets, then larger boxes.  

Purchase Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon, batch ##102313hG independently certified 1.7% lawsone content.  

3 g sample of Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon, batch #102313hG  (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush) = $1.50    # 3110
100g Rajasthani Monsoon Ancient Sunrise®, batch #102313hG   = $7.99   #2409

500g  Rajasthani Monsoon Ancient Sunrise®, batch #102313hG  = $37.45   #2410

1000g  (1 kilo, two boxes) Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon, batch #102313hG  = $69.90    #2411

2000g (2 kilos, four boxes) Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon, batch #102313hG  = $129.80    #2412

Henna for African Hair   

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair batch #051713hC is certified by an independent certified laboratory to be 100% pure henna, 1.4% lawsone content, and free of lead, chemical dyes, adulterants and pesticides. Ancient Sunrise®.  This henna is gentle to your hair, very finely sifted, and will blend away your gray!      

 This henna has the finest sift for easy application and rinsing from fragile, damaged, or chemically processed hair.  It dyes dreadlocks beautifully, and washes out easily.  This henna is packaged in 100g packets, then larger boxes.  

The producer and exporter of this henna claimed it was 3.2% lawsone and charged extra for the alleged superior quality.  When it arrived here, I sent it to an independent certified laboratory for testing. The HPLC tests revealed that it was 1.4% lawsone.
When I challenged the exporter, I got the most amazing array of bogus excuses.  I'm not going to pretend that this henna is 3.2%, when it's NOT. Aren't you glad I send every shipment to an independent lab, and that I tell you the truth about the contents?
Purchase Body Art Quality Ancient Sunrise®Henna for African Hair: Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair batch #051713hC. 

Sample of Henna for African Hair (about 3g) = $1.50 (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush) #2514
100g Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $7.99 #2515

500g Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $37.45  #2516

1000 g (1 kilo) Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $69.90
  #2517
2000 g (2 kilos) Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $129.80  #2518
Rajasthani Jasmine

Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna for Delicate Hair Batch #051713hC is certified by an independent laboratory to be 100% pure henna, with 1.4% natural  lawsone content.  It is free of pesticides, adulterants and lead. 

You can easily rinse this henna from  fragile, damaged, or chemically processed hair.  It is very gentle for your delicate hair.  If you use Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna for Delicate Hair regularly, your hair will gradually become stronger and healthier.

Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna stains a soft henna color with a lovely rose undertone.  This henna will turn your gray coppery gold, but will not  cover gray as well as the higher dye content hennas. 

This is our most finely sifted henna.  It is creamy to apply, and washes out easily.  There is a trace amount of calcium oxylate which dissolves in a mildly acidic mix.

This henna is packaged in 100g packets.
Purchase Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna for Delicate Hair Batch #051713hC

Sample of Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna Batch #051713hC (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush), 3g = $1.50 2583
Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna Batch #051713hC  100g = $7.99  #2584

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna Batch #051713hC 500g = $37.45  #2585

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna Batch #051713hC1000g (one kilo, two boxes) = $69.90  #2586

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna Batch #051713hC 2000g (two kilos, four boxes) = $129.80  #2587

Ancient Sunrise Auburn

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Gray Hair Kit: Auburn

This is a convenient body art quality high dye content henna kit.  This henna  is absolutely pure, will dye your hair beautiful auburn, and will completely cover your gray!  It's wonderful for all types of hair: easy to apply, easy to rinse.  This kit comes with high dye content henna for gray hair, gloves, complete instructions and applicators.  For more information and complete instructions, Click HERE
Purchase Body Art Quality Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit: Auburn

One kit has two 100g packages of body art quality high dye content henna (a total of 200g).  200g of henna will dye collar-length hair a beautiful red.  If your hair is longer than collar length, you will need one kit for every six inches of hair length.

One 3 gram sample of henna in Ancient Sunrise® Auburn Kit:    $1.50  #2568
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Gray Hair Kit: Auburn #2567  $20.98


Henna for Hair

Ancient Sunrise® Henna


This is a convenient body art quality henna kit.  This henna  is absolutely pure, flawlessly sifted for a sweet warm red, to blend your gray into warm highlights!  It's wonderful for all types of hair: easy to apply, easy to rinse.  This kit comes with henna, gloves, complete instructions and applicators.  For more information and complete instructions, Click HERE
Purchase Body Art Quality Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit: Red

One kit has two 100g packages of body art quality henna (a total of 200g).  200g of henna will dye collar-length hair a beautiful red.  If your hair is longer than collar length, you will need one kit for every six inches of hair length.

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit: Red   #2501  $18.98
One 3 gram sample of henna in Ancient Sunrise® Red Kit:  #2563  $1.50
Henna from Yemen

We're trying to get henna from Yemen again.  The samples simply haven't been up to standard; there were 1/4 long scraps of plant in the last batch of powder.  Perhaps the mills were damaged in the revolution.  When we can get you the quality you expect, we'll have it here!
Celebration

We keep hoping to get you a henna the quality of Celebration with lawsone content 3% or over. Though several exporters claim to have henna with over 3% lawsone, (and I see other people selling it with that claim) when I've sent samples to an an independent certified laboratory, the results have come back 1.1% to 1.4% lawsone.  I'll continue to sell henna based on independent laboratory results.
Punjabi Prime

Punjabi Prime was a specific 2008 crop, and it has run out. However, the present crop of Rajasthani Monsoon is very similar.  If you loved Punjabi Prime, buy Rajasthani Monsoon.
Dark of the Moon

Dark of the moon was a specific 2008 crop and it has run out.  However, Rajasthani Twilight is very similar.  If you loved Dark of the Moon, buy Rajasthani Twlight.
Jamila

We no longer carry Jamila, because we have found other hennas to be superior in sift, purity, and lawsone content.   If you love Jamila, all of our hennas are equal to or better than Jamila.  Our lab tests prove it!      
We will always do our best to get you the best henna and PROVE to you that you're getting what you're paying for by sending it to an independent certified laboratory for testing.  So far, we're the ONLY company that does that.  We can PROVE what we've got is what we say it is.
Citric Acid

Henna and cassia wiill dye your hair most effectively when they are mixed with an acidic liquid. The acidic liquid keeps the hydrogen atoms intact on the corners of the quinone molecules so the color (lawsone or crysophanic acid) can bind to the keratin in your hair.  If these molecules are bound to your hair, the color will not fade or go peculiar.  In fact, the color will gradually deepen and look more natural.  Dilute lemon juice, orange juice, apple juice, and cranberry juice are all great for mixing.  If you don't have any of these handy .... use citric acid!

Add one 6g packet of Ancient Sunrise® Citric Acid to 100g of  henna or cassia powder from mehandi.com. Add one additional packet for each additional 100g of henna or cassia.

Would you like to know the real chemistry of how henna works and why an acidic mix gives you the best results?

Ancient Sunrise ® Citric Acid

6g to mix in 100g of henna or cassia = $1.50  #2401

 Ancient Sunrise® Citric Acid 2 oz jar, 16 applications = $12.99  #2413
Buy the jar of citric Acid if you purchase henna in bulk.

 No juice?

Ready to mix henna and
 no juice in the house?

Citric Acid to the rescue!

Keep some on hand so you never have to run to the store at the last minute.
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100g will dye short hair.
200g will dye collar length straight hair.
300g will dye shoulder length straight hair.
500g will dye waist length hair.
I use 500 g and my hair goes to my fingertips
 
Henna

laboratory certified



Henna is good for you and your hair, and you can use it as often as you like!


Mehandi.com sends our best hennas to an independent lab for lawsone content testing, full pesticide assay, and testing for  other contaminants.  We have already tested several hennas, and within six months we expect to have completed testing all of our hennas.  What we have found is that 1/10 of 1% makes a lot of difference in lawsone content, and that no two batches of henna, even from the same supplier and the same crop are exactly the same!


Store-bought henna usually has contaminants, sand, lead, pesticide residue and additional dyes.  Because henna is an agricultural product, every batch is different!  Mehandi.com buys henna several tons at a time and we send them out for independent laboratory analysis and certification. If you buy from us, you know precisely what you're getting.  


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Traditionally, henna was believed to have the quality of "Baraka" meaning "blessedness" or "grace".  It was believed to be able to  avert the evil eye and thwart demons that caused disease, depression and misbehavior.  Your regular hair dye never did that for you!