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!


customer service

Do you have questions?  We have answers!
Click here and call us!

Bulk Ancient Sunrise® Henna is sold on this page; buying bulk powders will save you money. If you are experienced with henna and know what works well for you, save money by ordering your supplies in bulk at a discount.


Facebook

Want to talk to people who use Ancient Sunrise®?  Ask questions and make friends on the
Ancient Sunrise Facebook Group.
Are you allergic to chemical hair dye?  
We can help!
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.

Click shopping cart buttons below to order.
We do our best to ship every order within two business days.

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. 
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


Kits


If you are transitioning to henna and are uncertain about what to use, or want convenience, purchase a kit.   Each Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit contains the correct amount of dye plant powders and  fruit acid for optimal results, so you don't have to do any measuring or guessing. The kits contain complete instructions, a piping bag, and gloves.  Once you have gotten some experience with Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kits, you can save money by ordering the separate powders in bulk.  
Twilight

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight, laboratory certified to be 2.6% lawsone content, and to be free of lead, adulterants, contaminanats and pesticides!  

This henna has an identical laboratory profile to the "Dark of the Moon" henna from several years ago 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.

We will ship you the current batch;  batch information available upon request.
Purchase Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight, independently certified 2.6% 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
50g Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight = $5.99 #2565
100g Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight   = $9.49   #2559
500g  Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight  = $44.95   #2560
1000g Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight  =  $84.90  #2561
2000g Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Twilight    = $159.80    #2562
Raj Monsoon  

Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon. 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.  

We will ship you the current batch;  batch information available upon request.

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

3 g sample of Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Monsoon (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush) = $1.50    # 2423
100g Rajasthani Monsoon Ancient Sunrise®  = $8.49   #2409
500g  Rajasthani Monsoon Ancient Sunrise  = $39.95   #2410

Henna for African Hair   

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair is certified by an independent certified laboratory to be 100% pure henna, 2% 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.  

We will ship you the current batch;  batch information available upon request.
Purchase Body Art Quality Ancient Sunrise®Henna for African Hair: Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair. 

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 = $8.49 #2515
500g Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $39.95  #2516
1000 g (1 kilo) Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $74.90  #2517
2000 g (2 kilos) Ancient Sunrise® Henna for African Hair = $139.80  #2518

Rajasthani Jasmine

Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna for Delicate Hair is certified by an independent laboratory to be 100% pure henna, with 2% 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. This henna is packaged in 100g packets.

We will ship you the current batch;  batch information available upon request.
Purchase Ancient Sunrise® Jasmine Henna for Delicate Hair

Sample of Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna (just enough to test on hair harvested from your hairbrush), 3g = $1.50 2583
Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna 100g = $8.49 #2584
Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna 500g = $39.95  #2585
Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna 1000g (one kilo) = $74.90  #2586
Ancient Sunrise® Rajasthani Jasmine Henna 2000g (two kilos) = $139.80  #2587
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 .... one of the Ancient Sunrise® fruit acids HERE:

No fresh lemon juice?

Ancient Sunrise®

Powdered Fruit Acids

Your henna will stain more effectively if your mix is slightly acidic. Click HERE if you don't have juice on hand.

Click HERE to shop for more powdered fruit acids:

acids2

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.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:
Ancient sunrise

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair


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 an update of the previous book, "Henna for Hair" by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, incorporating the research done during her doctoral studies. This book is also written to address the problem of the epidemic of para-phenylenediamine sensitization: the increasingly dangerous and widespread allergy to chemical hair dye. 
Here are articles that will help you get the best results from your henna:
iOS

Order with our IOS app
android

Order with our
Android app
Ancient Sunrise

Ancient Sunrise ® Discounts for Stylists!

If you are a licensed stylist, register with us for geat discounts!  We have new support and discounts for stylists, salons and spas that want to go green!  Want to completely get rid of PPD for your own health and the health of your clients?
Click HERE or on the Ancient Sunrise® image  to find out more.
Henna from Previous Crops:

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!      

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.