December 2022 - January 2023 Newsletter & Ancient Sunrise Monthly

December 2022-January 2023

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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More on video: "When the Moors Ruled in Europe" a video documentary presented by historian Bettany Hughes" [ ]

Tips and Techniques

Henna Root Touch Up
Maria is using the Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Red Kit, which contains Monsoon Henna and Copperberry fruit acid on her roots. The carrot bag that comes in the kit is being used to apply the henna paste. Throughout the video, you may see some of the grays in Maria's hair, especially on the hairline. Her natural hair level is a level 7.
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Real People, Real Henna
- How our customers use Ancient Sunrise

Each month, we present an article by one of our customers sharing their experience using Ancient Sunrise products. If you would like to be included in "Real People, Real Henna," contact our Customer Service staff for information..

Elektra - I use a mix of henna and a mildly acidic mix to make henna paste, and wait for dye release and mix in 20 to 50grams of indigo (depends on mood, i like those irregular blackish streaks).
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From our blog

Methods for Touching Up Roots: Part 1 – Color Brush and Hands
When it comes to methods for touching up roots, it can be tough to know where to start. It’s a struggle to make sure to cover only the regrowth and definitely harder to get it perfect in the back. Even when you’re a licensed stylist, touch-ups on yourself don’t come easy.
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