May-June Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly
May-June 2018

New Shipping Option - Federal Express
This month, we begin offering FedEx as a shipping option for all our customers in the US and other countries. FedEx rates will be significantly lower for some of our US customers, depending on where they live. FedEx delivery might also be more convenient than the US Postal Service for some customers. All foreign customers will pay lower shipping rates using FedEx than using US postal Service shipping.

You can compare the costs for available shipping options by clicking the "Get Shipping Options" button in your shopping cart.

This month's special

Lavender for Mother's Day
Treat Mom (or yourself) to a gift of Ancient Sunrise. Through June 10, save 15% on all our lavender-scented products when you use the product code lavender with your purchase.

Ancient Sunrise® Lavender Liquid Shampoo
Ancient Sunrise® Conditioner
Ancient Sunrise® Lavender Body Butter
Ancient Sunrise® Henna & Lavender Soap

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

Chapter 3, Compound Henna, part 4: Walnut, Silver Nitrate, and Para-Phenylenediamine as Brunette Hair Dye
Why do some beauty bloggers tout walnut as hair dye? Why do some natural product suppliers sell walnut powder for hair dye? They haven't done their homework.

Henna and indigo mixes will dye hair brunette and black colors. The technique of using henna and indigo never did translate very well to mass production and the demand for convenience. Hair dye manufacturers wishing to sell brunette hair dye tried to formulate a walnut dye, but that also didn't translate to mass production and the demand for convenience. For decades, companies injured many customers selling silver nitrate and para-phenylenediamine as walnut hair dye until the national Food and Drugs Act stopped them. Recently, various beauty bloggers have again tried to claim that one can dye hair brunette naturally with walnut, but this segment of the Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Book will tell you why that doesn't work.

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Tips and Techniques

Applying Lowlights
A video demonstration showing how, with a few simple tools, you can apply lowlights to your hair.

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From our blogs

Full Coverage: Dyeing Roots and How to Rescue Resistant Roots
After the first initial application(s) of henna, there is no need to continue dyeing the full length of your hair each time. Because henna stains hair permanently and does not fade, repeated applications will darken the color over time as henna saturates the hair more and more. If you are not concerned with darkening, or intend to darken the color, you are welcome to continue applying henna to the full length of your hair until you achieve the desired effect.

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Differences Between BAQ Henna for Body Art, Mass-Produced Henna Cones, and “Black Henna”
If you are either a person who is interested in using henna for body art, or if you are someone who wishes to get henna done, it is crucial to be familiar with what is considered real, natural, and safe henna, and what is not. Sadly, there are too many products on the market which claim to be henna (but they are not), and which can be dangerous to the skin. Knowing the difference will keep you and/or your clients safe.

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Finding Mehandi and Ancient Sunrise
We do our best to make it easy for you to find whatever you're looking for. Our new site has built-in search. You can find the search bar at the upper right of every page. And we've added a sitemap with a link to every product on our site. If you still need help finding the exact item you need, you can always talk to our Customer Service staff.

A word about shipping
Our shipping charges are calculated automatically on our website. However, if the shipping charge on your order seems high, call our Customer Service team 855-MEHANDI(855-634-2634) or 330-673-0600. They might be able to arrange a lower shipping price for you. They'll also be happy to help you with any questions you have about your order or using our products.

Here's where to find Ancient Sunrise

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The 2018 Henna Page Calendar

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