February 2019 Newsletter

Mehandi.com & Ancient Sunrise Monthly
February-March 2019


This month's special

We've discounted all Ancient Sunrise "Henna for African Hair" products 15 percent.
This includes 100 gram packets of Ancient Sunrise "Henna for African Hair" and all "Henna for African Hair" kits.
[The discount will be automatically applied at checkout. This offer expires on March 10, 2019]
View the products:
Henna for African Hair (100 grams): http://www.mehandi.com/Ancient-Sunrise-Henna-for-African-Hair-p/hen-afr_01.htm
Henna for African Hair Kits:
http://www.mehandi.com/Ancient-Sunrise-Henna-for-African-Hair-Kits-s/260.htm



Catherine's Curiosities
Articles on henna and hair by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, PhD

Finding Blue
Why does Mad Sweeney have blue markings in this season of American Gods? Why were warriors depicted with blue body markings in the movie Braveheart? Why were there blue body markings on women in King Arthur? Ancient Celts ornamented their skin blue during and into the period of Roman colonization. Are these modern portrayals of ancient Celtic body art accurate? We do not know for sure. Here is a book on how this work might have been done, why, when, and by whom.
Read more: http://mehandi.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/bluenews.doc

Tips and Techniques

PPD and Hair
PPD (para phenylenediamine), a common chemical used in commercial hair dyes, has some important health risks that you can avoid by using pure henna and indigo.
See the video: https://vimeo.com/316435208

From our blogs

Gender, Race, and Class in Hair Styling Spaces: Constructing Individual and Group Identities
Hair is complex. As a physical attribute of nearly every human, it is not only an object but an idea: a symbol of the self. As many sociologists note, hair is the most easily manipulated aspect of personal appearance, yet it must always be controlled, or managed in some way [1]-[4]. Hair grows whether or not we want it to. It grays and thins. Its texture and shape defies our wishes. Hair provides information on gender, age, social status, race, and even religion.
Read more: https://www.ancientsunrise.blog/hair-spaces-identity/



Playing Exotic: Interactions Between Omo Valley People and Western Tourists
The success of the newest Marvel film, Black Panther, has increased the western world’s interest in the traditional clothing and body art of African tribes. The creators of the movie drew inspiration from images of people from various ethnic groups in Africa, including several tribes in Omo Valley, to create the Afro-futuristic aesthetic of Wakanda. The result was a visually stunning display of African beauty.
Read more: http://www.becomingmoonlight.blog/2018/04/02/playing-exotic/

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