December 2020 Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly
December 2020

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

Henna for Christmas Mass in Sicily, 1184
Christian women in the medieval world of Spain, Sicily, Egypt, North Africa, and the Levant wore henna, and felt it was suitable adornment for the celebration of Christmas. Islamic culture, with its advanced understanding of science, mathematics, medicine and literature, including women’s use of henna, was part of a prosperous and enlightened culture in southern Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire and before the Crusades.
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Tips and Techniques

How to Section Hair
When hennaing your hair or someone else's hair, start by dividing the hair into sections for easier and more reliable application.
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From our blogs

Henna for Hair 101: What’s the Difference Between All These Plant Powders?
If you’ve read Henna for Hair 101: The Bare Essentials and Henna for Hair 101: Choosing Your Mix, you’ll know by now that a Henna for Hair mix will contain up to three plant powders and one acidic component.
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Mehandi Employees’ Favorite Products
Several Mehandi employees are licensed cosmetologists and/or body artists who use the products professionally. We also love to recommend products to our friends and family, and sometimes to complete strangers. Anyone who has used Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair long enough knows how common it is to be stopped in public by people admiring their hair. We’ll even keep business cards on hand for this very reason.
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