Henna 2014

2014 Henna powders are finally here!  Here is a break down of all the henna powders we have in stock! We source the best farms from around the world to bring to you the best henna for natural hair dye and body art. 

Jamila henna is our henna powder form Pakistan.  This henna powder is super sifted for body art applications, but has a super dark stain for natural hair dye applications.  

Jamila henna is the perfect henna powder to start doing henna body art.  The powder is incredibly smooth to mix and has a creamy consistency.  

Here are some quick notes on Jamila henna powder:
great for natural hair dye applications
super sift for body art applications
dye release of about 24 hours at room temperature (72 F / 23 C)
use about 125 mL liquid for every 50 grams
powder consistency is silky, creamy and smooth
not stringy
recommended for all levels of users
can be used with all applicators (mylar cones, syringe, bottle and metal tip)

Moor Henna is our superior quality, natural henna powder from Morocco.  Henna from Morocco is known for its fast dye release and intense stain quality.  Moroccan henna powder is yellowish-green in color, and has a distinct, spicy and woodsy smell.  We import Moroccan henna powder as often as we can, however, sometimes cannot bring in the powder due to export regulations.  
 
"Moor" is a word derived from Arabic meaning black.  It is a term used to identify the historic and modern populations of the Berbers in Northern Africa.  It was in the northern regions of Africa where henna first appeared.  The Berbers migrated to the region long before the Phoenicians and Romans invaded North Africa.  The Berbers, referred to as the Moors, used the plant for many of its medicinal, decorative and cooling purposes.  To this day, Berber women decorate their bodies with the henna plant, and use this important and abundant plant for its medicinal properties. 

Here are some quick notes on our Moor henna powder
  • Deep stain
  • Recommended for all hair dye and body art applications
  • Dye release is appoximately 8-10 hours at room temperature (72 F/ 23 C)
  • Moroccan henna has the tendency to be a little thirsty, so more liquid may be required at time of mixing. 
  • This powder is stringy and sticky
  • Creamy application texture
  • Applicaiton is comparable to Organic Raj Henna
  • Sifted for body art applications
  • Sift is medium to fine, however, this henna powder is a little grainy, but does not require extra sifting
  • Recommended for all body art applications and all skill levels
  • Not recommended for use with bottles and metal tips
Organic Raj Henna is our favorite henna of all time!  This henna powder is super stringy to work with, making it ideal for more experienced artists to use draping techniques.  This henna comes from  India's region of Rajasthan.  Rajasthan is known for its premium quality henna powder.  Because of low rainfalls, and drought seasons, Rajasthani henna produces high dye content (lawsone molecule), thus, is the best to use for body art.  The natural stringiness of Rajasthani henna make for smooth applications, and our fresh henna powder ensures great stain quality. Indian henna is bright green in color, and has a distinct smell like hay and grass.

Rajasthan's henna growing regions get less than 40 cm of rain per year.  When the monsoon season brings less rains to Rajasthan, the henna crops grow smaller, however, have a higher dye content.  The henna plant does not require extensive watering or irrigation, thus making it appealing for many farmers. Because of low skilled labor required to grow and harvest the henna plant, many farm based families can sustain themselves.  Women are usually responsible for weeding and harvesting, while men take care of soil preparation and transportation.  Every part of the henna plant is utilized.  The leaves are dried and milled into henna powder for body art and hair; the flowers are gathered and pressed for perfume oil, and the twigs are used to feed the cattle.  Thus, farmers in India regard the henna plant as a desirable crop, as well as part of their heritage. 

Here are some notes on Organic Raj Henna

  • Deep, reddish stain
  • Recommended for all hair dye and body art applications
  • Dye release is approximately 12 hours at room temperature (72 F/ 23 C)
  • This powder is very stringy and sticky
  • stringy and silky application texture
  • triple sifted for body art applications
  • sift is super fine 
  • Recommended for all body art applications and all skill levels
This year, we got our hands on another henna powder from Morocco.  Sahara Tazarine henna is sourced from a great farm and packed in cute yellow boxes.  

This henna is similar to the Moor henna that we have.  

Here are some quick notes on Sahara Tazarine Henna:
  • Deep stain for natural hair dye applications and body art applications
  • Recommended for all hair dye applications.
  • Dye release is appoximately 8-10 hours at room temperature (72 F/ 23 C)
  • shelf life is approximately 24 hours  at room temperature
  • creamy application texture for body art
  • does not drape like Raj henna but is similar
  • Powder is a little grainy, but the sift is just fine for body art applications
  • not recommended for use with bottles and tips
  • Moroccan henna has the tendency to be a little thirsty, so more liquid may be required at time of mixing. 






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