May Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly

May - June 2021

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

Introduction and the Epidemic of Para-phenylenediamine Sensitization
If you are thinking of going on a long-awaited vacation, please remember to AVOID "BLACK HENNA" temporary tattoos! The artists will be eager to make money painting people with para-Phenylenediamine on beaches, parks, and at fairs. If you are allergic to chemical hair dye, "black henna" temporary tattoos could send you the hospital or leave scars.
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Tips and Techniques

Using a "highlight cap"
Using a few simple tools to apply highlights.
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From our blogs

What is toning?
If you have hennaed your hair and aren’t a fan of the red, or if you just want to tone your hair down a bit, this blog may be for you. Even if you’ve done a combination of henna and indigo and/or cassia, you can still use indigo and cassia to tone.
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Becoming Moonlight® Gilding for Body Artists
Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste, used in combination with Becoming Moonlight® gilding powders and glitters, is a beautiful and versatile alternative to traditional henna. “White henna,” and “glitter henna” are becoming increasingly popular. These designs look especially stunning when the wearer is out in the sun, where the designs catch the light. They contrast beautifully with tanned skin. Spring and summer are great times for offering Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste designs. Becoming Moonlight® is available exclusively at
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