Black henna or not?

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Black henna or not?

Hello,

A friend of mine recently went to Egypt, and she brought back what she's calling "black henna powder," which she now wants to mix and apply. I've never heard of the PPD "black henna"  coming in powder form, and I was wondering if there might be some natural, unharmful henna additive that is used in Egypt  to darken henna. I'd hate to tell her that what she bought is unsafe if it isn't.

 

Thanks for your help,

Anna

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Re: Black henna or not?

She can mix a little bit with water and compare it to this photo to see if it's indigo or PPD:

http://www.mehandi.com/PPD/indjamppd.jpg

If this link doesn't work directly, try this page, and look for the same link at the bottom of the body of text:

http://www.hennapage.com/henna/ppd/whatisppd.html

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