Henna is a plant, which gives a natural dye, it has been used for elaborate body art and hair colouring for thousands of years. My art flourished in a world of intricate body adorning designs. The ‘Tribal Bodies’ series began. Intricate designs have always flowed freely through me onto some sort of medium, beginning on the edge of my work pad in my early school years.
distributing this wonderful henna plant packaged and labelled ‘The Henna Tree’, a natural hair colour range. Through working with henna sparked my interest to learn about other plants that give natural dye.
The women of the deserts put henna on the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet for cooling. Traditionally, henna is used to adorn the hands and feet of women for celebrations such as weddings and pregnancy, it is used for this, because it is believed to cleanse the self of negative energy and bring peace and harmony.
Henna is known to have a cooling attribute, for this reason it is great to be used in hot climates, and on sealed wounds or burns.
So this means that the best time to henna your hair is in the middle of the day.