Use of Chemical Henna at Heritage/KDays
Heritage/KDays are approaching soon and getting Henna (temporary tattoo) done is of the things that we look forward to doing this time of the year.
Since, Henna is not yet regulated by Health Canada. You want to do your due diligence in finding the right artist who is using organic henna.
Henna comes from a plant so just like any fruit and veggie it doesn’t have any shelf life.
Henna cones that are imported from India/Pakistan (that are readily available at Indian/Pakistani stores) have many toxic chemicals added to henna such as PPD, Kerosene Oil, etc.
Please do your research.. read the side effect of PPD and chemical henna cones.
Only get henna done from an Artist that is working with 100% Organic Henna that is made fresh in Canada.
So how can you differentiate between a chemical cones versus organic henna?
By smell.. If it smells anything other than Essential oil.. walk away!!
If it stains the skin “instantly” – bright-bright orange or black or reddish orange color.. walk away!!
If the artists can’t tell you what’s in it.. walk away!!
If the cones can easily sit at room temperature… walk away!!
If it’s named anything like “Golecha Henna, Bridal Henna, Instant Henna”.. walk away
Natural Henna smells great and feels good on your skin. It start with a light orange/lemon color that develops into rich dark brown in 24- 48 hours.