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The Henna: a natural dye & skin benefits

Henna is famous for body tattoo but do you know its benefits for skin and hair?

There are some rules we at IZIL live by and one of them is: there is a natural alternative to almost all chemical beauty cosmetics.

After a certain age, we are all faced with the fact that there is no way around covering these white hair strands that start showing up


The Henna: a natural dye &  skin benefits

There are some rules we at IZIL live by and one of them is: there is a natural alternative to almost all chemical beauty cosmetics.

After a certain age, we are all faced with the fact that there is no way around covering these white hair strands that start showing up. Yet we are skeptical with regards to the hair colors that are on offer due to the harmful ingredients they contain. Don’t give up as yet!

One of the natural alternatives to this is Henna. Henna is a natural dye pigment extracted from reducing the henna plant to a fine green powder. Women used this plant to dye everything and anything from body to hair to clothes. In Morocco especially, women are so used to applying a Henna mask on their hair and body each time they go to the Hammam. And there is a reason behind this that none of them can explain but we will certainly give you more information so you can dye and treat wisely.

 The chemical formulations in the permanent hair colors actually lift the hair cuticle to sneak the non natural color inside the cortex of the hair. Henna on the other hand works as a coat that sits on the outside of the hair cuticle preventing any damage and at the same time giving you a nice bright color. The Henna coloration is obviously not permanent. However, the more it is used the more it gives brighter and shinier healthy hair as opposed to the chemical hair dyes which become dull after each shampoo. Henna actually not only works as a hair dye, but also protects the hair follicles and strengthens the hair use after use.

In special occasions, Henna was also used as body art and as an alternative to permanent tattooing. Henna contains dyeing elements and tanning agents, gum, organic acids, vitamins C and K. Applied on full body, it actually treats skin conditions and acts as a natural skin nourish and protection. However, if you want to use it on your body without getting tanned, we suggest to apply it not more than 5 minutes before washing it off. Applied on the body, Henna also acts as a firming agent and can rid your body from cellulite. Check one of the best formulations out there “Herbal Henna firming body mask” with a combination of Ghassoul to remove all dead skin from the surface allowing henna to work on decongesting the skin and getting it rid of the cellulite causing toxins.

 This versatile aspect of Henna makes it a natural alternative to many harsh chemical dyes and products. However, you must be aware that some Henna products out there are also packed with added chemicals so we suggest you carefully choose your product. If you want to treat your hair to thick and glossy, IZIL provides you with the most natural Henna powder that is safe to use on both body and hair. 

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