June-July 2022 Newsletter

Mehandi.com & Ancient Sunrise Monthly

June-July 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 5 "Plants that Dye Hair"
This chapter discusses henna, indigo, and cassia, (lawsoniainermis, indigofera tinctoria , and cassia obovata) and the chemistry of each of these dye plants. Understanding the botany of these plants will help you understand how to get the best results from your henna hair dye.
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Tips and Techniques
Which Indigo Should You Use?
We sell two different kinds of indigo, Sudina and Zekhara. Both come from the processed leaves of the indigo plant but they are milled differently and have different working qualities. If you create your own mixes, this video will help you decide which is best for you.
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From our blogs

5 Tips to Avoid a Henna Mishap
Hennaing your hair for the first time is exciting, but also may feel overwhelming with so much conflicting information on the internet. If you’re using Ancient Sunrise® henna, then you can follow this short guide to be more successful at coloring your hair. Here are 5 tips to avoid a henna mishap.
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A Quick Trick for Freezing and Storing Leftover Henna Paste
A customer messaged me about a trick she learned from using piping bags and frosting, and sent me instructions on how she did it. This is really cool! It makes storing and thawing portions a breeze, and clean-up is so simple. You can even re-use the same carrot bag over and over, because the inside of the carrot bag stays clean.
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