Henna is a commonly used reddish brown dye, made from the leaves of the henna plant. It has been used for thousands of years to dye fabric, as a hair colouring, and for body art.
Personally I used henna for years as a hair colouring, since it added lustrous lights to my dark hair, and seemed to improve the texture and quality of the hair. Now that I have some white hair I stay away from henna as the result is rather too startling!
During a trip to Rajasthan I had my hand painted with traditional patterns using henna. This was lovely fun! For more H stories and photos pop over to Frizz’s site ….