I hope that many of you know, that there is different henna out there on the market that could contact harmful chemicals that can scar you or blister your skin or even make you ill over the long term.
They can contain food colourings, ppd or other weird ingredients. Let me tell you about PPD:
Para-phenylendiamine based black hair dye should never be put straight on your skin, plain, or mixed with other material. Synthetic Black Hair Dye is illegal to put on skin, because that is not an approved use. Even when this dye is applied to hair, people must wear gloves, and they try to not get it on the scalp! PPD, Para-phenylendiamine can seriously injure people. Para-phenylenediamine is a strong sensitizer, transdermal toxin and potential carcinogen. Many people get itching, blistering and hair loss from using black hair dye on their hair.
It sounds all crazy right? Ever heard the saying if you cant read it don’t use it….
Thats exactly the same as PPD, never use it on your skin it can be very dangerous for your beautiful skin.
Look at these pictures of what PPD can do.!
Please never use this nasty chemical on your skin.
Always opt for natural henna paste filled cones. You can tell the difference between chemical henna and natural henna by looking at the packaging and normally the smell of fake henna can be so strong and will odour out of the packaging.
This is what natural henna looks like !:
Natural henna paste is what you should always look out for. Make sure your henna artist is using natural henna paste. If they are not please do not let them put anything else on your skin. Natural henna paste will contain lemon juice, essential oils and sometimes water and also of course henna powder.
You should leave natural henna paste on your skin a lot longer. As it needs to penetrate the skin really well in order to produce a natural dark stain on the skin.
Hopefully this helps you out 🙂