May-June 2022 Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly

May-June 2022

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

This month, we continue our presentation of each of the chapters of "Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair" by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, PhD, a free, downloadable e-book about how and why to use henna as an alternative to commercial chemical hair dyes.

Ancient Sunrise "Henna for Hair" Chapter 4 Henna Science and Microscopy
Henna is Lawsonia inermis Fam. Lythraceae, a monotypic genus, the single example being L. inermis, native to North and East Africa, introduced and cultivated in the Persian Gulf region, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, and South Asia. It grows in semi-arid tropical zones, and tolerates dry soil and extended drought. It does not tolerate frost and thrives where temperatures are between 11C and 45C
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Tips and Techniques

Hair color shampoo test
We do a simple test to see how well hennaed hair hold its color when washed.
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From our blogs

Henna for Hair 101: The Bare Essentials
When it comes to henna for hair, the simplest mix is the best. Having a basic understanding of the nature of henna and other plant dye powders will lead to beautiful results. Henna is different from boxed dye, so some nervousness or confusion is normal.
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Mehron with my Daughter
The Mehron paints work very well with a spritz of water. It doesn’t take too much to get it working. There are a variety of colors to choose from. We had a nice selection to work with but someone decided they wanted a color we didn’t have. We mixed blue and pink to get a nice lilac color.
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