Henna Me Beautiful
Henna has become increasingly popular in the past few decades. As we see more and more peopled doing diy henna freckles, lips, brows and just having fun doodling on themselves and friends, it has become very important that the general public become aware of the dangers of chemical henna. With so many different brands of henna it can be hard to tell which is safe and which isn't. Although it may seem harmless or you many not "see" any reaction to a certain henna, that doesn't mean it isn't harmful.
So how do you know which henna is safe to use?
1. Is it handmade by a reputable henna artist?
Many people have started using, what is known as, black henna to achieve a even darker or "black" stain. This henna is extremely dangerous! It contains chemicals such as PPD (paraphenylenediamine) which can cause painful burns and permanent scars. Many times these types of henna cones contain little to no henna at all and in many cases the henna has been replaced with such chemicals. PPD is typically used in hair dye and is not safe to use on the skin. Unfortunately the same goes for colored or commercial henna cones from India or Pakistan.
All natural henna has a shelf life of a few days to a week max. If your artist is using henna cones bought from
Please be sure to do your research before you hire a henna artist. Ask about what they use in their recipe, do they make it themselves or do they buy it from a reputable source? Look for good reviews.
Without exception, our henna paste has a deep dark and rich stain. Experience the difference of using all natural henna, made with aromatic essential oils! We use exclusive natural ingredients in our henna so it is safe to use, and you won't have to worry! We have the best trained henna artists to help create unique patterns. We offer the hottest new henna tattoos, bridal henna designs, and mehndi in Santa Barbara. Have a blast at your Mehndi party with our specially trained artists.
The health and safety of our clients and artists is our top priority. As such, we have made some changes to our procedures for henna services. Henna artists will wear masks and gloves while servicing clients. Our home studio appointments will now be in the open space right outside our studio.
We are still responding and planning future events 2020 and beyond so please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire about future weddings and events.
If you would like to support us during this time consider purchasing a Henna Kit or a gift certificate (which can be redeemed at a later date once the stay-at-home order is lifted and we resume business. Appointments must be scheduled in advance ).
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Bored at home? Looking for something fun to do? Why not try our DIY henna kit?
Let your creativity soar with this kit. You will have hours of fun and enjoyment. Get one for yourself or ship it as a gift!
Each henna kit includes:
Henna design book
1 henna cone
alcohol prep pads
Henna Balm or coconut oil pack
*items included in the kit are schedule to change without notice.
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