How to spot a Fake Henna + Henna as cure to some diseases

A lot of us love to have our very own tattoo, but sometimes we think that a real tattoo is not really for us, I mean most of us are afraid of needles that’s why we end up going for henna tattoo specially when we are on the beach where large and tribal tattoos are in. But, are we sure of the quality of the Henna Ink?

So here’s how to Spot a Fake Henna:

1.Henna is not BLACK

Yes, you read it right, Henna should not be color black it should be color green since it came from a green plant powder. It is mixed with water and will turn brown in a few hours.


2. Henna is a natural ingredient

Like apple, Henna is oxidizing and it needs at least 6-8 hours of oxidation and it is best to mix in an iron skillet.


3. Henna can be stored 24 hours only

Henna can be stored for 24 hours only and if you need it much longer you need to freeze it.

Now you know on how to spot a fake Henna. Now here are some info about Henna which will surely shock you.

  • Henna comes from a flowering plant that grow 12-15 feet.
  • Henna gets its name from the an Arabic word ḥinnā.
  • It is also tagged as the temporary tattooing using dye.


Can Henna can cure diseases?

  • It was written in history that Henna has been used to cure severe diarrhea, cancer,  enlarged spleen, headache, jaundice and skin conditions.
  • Today, henna is used for stomach and intestinal ulcers.
  • It can also be applied directly to dandruff, eczema, scabies, fungal infections and wounds.

Henna used for Pop Culture and Art

  • Henna is used for special occasion in some countries like Africa, Pakistan, India and the Middle East.
  • The most popular Henna Culture is called the Mehndi where the bride and her family get together to celebrate the wedding to come. The bride gets an extensive henna patterns in her hands and feet.
  • There is a tradition that as long as the henna stains appear on the bride she doesn’t have to do any housework and the darker the stain the better marriage they will have.

I love reading informations about Henna Tattoo and some of its benefits. I hope you learned something and if you wish to have your Henna Tattoo in Boracay I recommend that you check out Henna Tattoos and More by Shireen.




*Photos are not mine, they are sent to me by Henna Tattoos and More by Shireen.

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