March Meet the Maker

March Meet the Maker

There is a really cool Instagram challenge that I’m a little late to start but I’m jumping right in. What you have to do is for the next 31 days of March is post a daily photo in theme with the list Joanne Hawker has given to us to use. Make sure to tag your photo with #MarchMeetTheMaker. The purpose of this, other then being so much fun, is to get people to know your small business and/or brand. Now’s the time for you to shine. Let people know all about you and show them all of your hard work, dedication and passion. So dive in with us @hennasooq on Instagram and hear our story. Watch us mixing henna, creating beautiful art, coloring gorgeous hair and the inside scoop on all the happenings at Henna...
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Contest Alert!

Contest Alert!

Making your Monday just a little bit sweeter. Win a box of Red Raj AND any 1 product of your choice! Just post a selfie of yourself and henna (product, hair or body art) and tag #HennaSooqSelfie to enter on Instagram. Tag a friend below in comments for extra chance to win. No purchase necessary. USA/Canada only. 21yrs+. Contest runs through till 2/28/17 midnight EST. Winner will be announced Wednesday 3/1/17. Good...
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Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

You may have heard about how bad black henna is. That it’s full of chemicals and can scar your skin for life.  It’s true. There are black henna cones and products on the market that can badly blister your skin. Before I started doing henna professionally, I went to a somalian wedding in Toronto. They recommended I get henna done as several other ladies were. So I decided to get my feet done for the wedding. Before I headed to the home of the henna artist they told me I had to go and buy some black henna dye which was really in fact black hair dye, Bigen. I had no idea how harmful this would be. My feet got henna’ed and they looked perfect. When my henna started to fade I began to notice raised, bumpy skin that I thought was athlete’s foot. Then the puffy skinstarted to resemble the henna design I’d had done, but how so? I had the henna done weeks ago? Could this really be an allergic reaction? Yes! It was an allergic reaction. I was lucky I wasn’t scarred for life. I was one of the lucky ones that my skin  returned back to normal. That was definitely the last time I would ever get black henna. What I learned was that all allergic reactions don’t necessarily happen right away. It can happen even weeks later or it can develop over time. The good news is that we now have a natural alternative to chemically based black henna. By replacing the liquids you usually use in your henna body art recipe with jagua...
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