Henna Powder (Lawsonia Inermis), traditionally known as Mehandi, is extracted from the flowering plant Lawsonia Inermis which grows across South Asia and Northern Africa. Vidhyanjali’s Mehendika (henna powder) prepared from premium quality Mehandi leaves from the field of Sojat, Rajasthan.
Used for centuries in India, the Middle East, and North Africa to create body art, Henna is a pure and natural plant dye that is used as an intensive conditioning treatment for hair, whilst giving a subtle brownish-red colour. An Indian tradition, brides have their hands and feet beautifully decorated before the wedding day with intricate Henna designs. It is a natural conditioner for hair, natural hair colourant, creates beautiful body art.
Vidhyanjali’s Mehandika powder is 100% natural, without any artificial fragrance or preservatives. Not tested on animals. Suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Whereas the common black henna of the market and glucose-pre-mixed commercial henna body art pastes may have undisclosed ingredients added to darken stain, or to alter stain color. The health risks involved in the premixed paste can be significant. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does consider these risks to be adulterants and therefore illegal for use on skin. Some commercial pastes have been noted to include: p-Phenylenediamine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide (bleach), sodium picramate, amaranth (dye) (red dye #2 banned in the US in 1976), silver nitrate, carmine, pyrogallol, disperse orange dye, and chromium. These have been found to cause allergic reactions, chronic inflammatory reactions, or late-onset allergic reactions to hairdressing products and textile dyes.