What is Henna?
Henna is a large bush that is pruned back several times a year to harvest the henna leaves. These leaves are dried and ground into a fine powder. This powder is then mixed into a paste and used to dye cloth, hair and skin. When used on hair and skin it is entirely temporary. The stains on skin will usually turn from orange to an auburn or coffee brown over the 24 hours following application. Certain areas of skin stain different colors and last longer than other areas. These stains will last from 1-2 weeks and will fade with your skins natural exfoliation.
Fort Mill Henna uses only 100% certified Organic Henna. We mix our own paste using certified organic henna, pure organic lemon juice, organic sugar and essential oils (organic used whenever possible). Traditional 100% pure henna rarely causes any difficulty on the unbroken skin of a healthy adult. Henna should never be used on infants or children known to have G6PD deficiency.
What is “Black Henna”?
Henna is NOT black. “Black Henna” is NOT henna. Any substance that stains skin black is NOT henna. The black dye is probably para-phenylenediamine, also known as PPD, and can cause scarring of the skin, infections or even cause death. PPD or para-phenylenediamine is a synthetic coal tar dye and causes severe reactions. NEVER USE BLACK HENNA! It is not henna and is not safe.
Fort Mill Henna only uses 100% pure henna.