Healthy, voluminous and lustrous hair is an essential component of the ‘ideal beauty’. Every description of beauty, be it of a goddess or a queen, begins with a description of her hair.
Cleopatra is considered to have had a long dark mane of hair. Goddess Lakshmi is described as having beautiful wavy hair. Indian Ayurvedic texts mention long, thick and wavy hair as a sign of good health.
Hair care is an indispensable part of any beauty regimen. Many of the recipes for hair care include henna as an important ingredient.
Henna is a powder obtained by grinding dried leaves of the henna tree, which is also called the mignonette tree. There are many benefits of using henna on hair. Some are as follows:
Henna is a natural conditioner. It hydrates the hair strands and the scalp. The moisturising quality of the henna also prevents itchiness on the scalp. It restores the natural pH balance of the scalp.