November-December 2021 Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly

November-December 2021

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

Henna can eradicate head lice
Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) have been itchy, contagious pests annoying humans for millennia, living in people’s hair and sucking their blood. Henna will kill head lice! One application of henna paste to the hair can kill head lice as well as killing the nits and nymphs without resorting to chemical treatments or shaving the head.
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Tips and Techniques

Clean and condition your hair with zizyphus
Powdered leaves of zizyphus spina christi were used for cleaning hair before the invention of soaps and shampoos. Zizyphus cleans and conditions hair without adding color.
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From our blogs

Cassia, Zizyphus, and Amla: Conditioners Without Color Change
Ancient Sunrise® Cassia provides similar conditioning benefits as henna with little to minimal color change on darker hair colors. Ancient Sunrise® Zizyphus Spina Christi cleanses and conditions the hair with no color change at all. Repeated applications of henna can also cause curl pattern loosening for some. Some find that using Ancient Sunrise® Amla alone in the hair helps to bring back volume, while others find that cassia helps to restore their curls.
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Playing Exotic: Interactions Between Omo Valley People and Western Tourists
This photo is of a Mursi woman from the Omo Valley in southwest Ethiopia. Her lip is stretched in the traditional Mursi fashion, with a clay lip plate decorated with red and white paint. Her face is painted. She wears a cattle headdress and holds animal horns on her head, cushioned with a piece of fabric.
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