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Black Henna Dangerous for Skin

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Not all Black Henna labeled products are actually made from the henna or mehndi plant! Several products marked as Black Henna and are very dangerous.

In the 1800s when synthetic dye was not invented, indigo and henna were used to dye hair. At that time there were several variations of henna. Neutral henna was made form twigs and leaves of the henna plant. Red Henna was extracted from henna leaf buds, black henna made from indigo plant. If you see a product advertised as black henna in some eastern country or an Indian store then mostly it is indigo elsewhere it is PPD (Para-phenylenediamine), but do read the instructions on the cover in any case. Safe way to darken henna is to add essential oils like Tee Tree oil, but do remember these strains are near black not perfectly black.

Black Henna (containing Para-phenylenediamine) is mostly popular in tourist spots. The chemical’s allergic reactions appear after 3 days, by that time the tourists have moved to another spot and hence it becomes difficult to take action against the artists responsible. The artists on the other hand are mostly unaware of this issue and keeps on decorating other tourists with the poisonous chemical. Low cost of black henna (with PPD) also boosts their profit margin

Black Henna (containing Para- phenylenendiamine) is mostly popular in tourist spots. The chemical’s allergic reactions appear after 3 days, but that time the tourists have moved to another spot and hence it becomes difficult to take action against the artists responsible. The artists on the other hands are mostly unaware of this issue and keeps on decorating other tourists with the poisonous chemical. Low cost of black henna (with PPD) also boosts their profit margin

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