What is the big deal about natural henna?
At Human Canvas Body Art we emphasize natural henna. This is because there are products out there labeled as natural henna BUT are in fact CHEMICAL PRODUCTS THAT CAN CAUSE PERMANENT SKIN DAMAGE. Natural henna is very safe with hardly any allergic reactions. It is only orange-red-brown in color and there is no such thing as "black henna."
Internet searches for "black henna" can yield graphic results: be warned! If you see articles in the news about scars from "henna," they are inevitably referring to chemical henna. We are always willing to answer questions about natural vs. chemical henna and can provide safe alternatives for any of your body art requests.
Can people be allergic to natural henna?
Yes. It's rare, but it does happen. Most people are NOT allergic to henna itself, but may be allergic to the other ingredients commonly used in natural henna paste such as lemon juice or essential oils.
To read more about henna sensitivity and for more information go to the Henna Page at:
How can I be sure I'm getting natural henna?