The white wedding dress and henna. Do they go together?

The white wedding dress and henna. Do they go together?

Ever wondered what a beautiful white wedding dress would look like with henna? I’ve had the opportunity to do henna for several brides wearing white and trust me, it looks amazing. The balance of henna against white is just too stunning to deny. Mariah incorporated traditional henna into her wedding from her Trinidadian roots for her wedding day. In Trinidad it’s common for both Indian and Muslim communities to get henna done when they get married. It’s part of the beautification process that includes getting your hair and makeup done. Ideally getting the henna done at least 2 days before the wedding is best. Her henna came out beautiful and really dark. You may notice that Mariah has what looks like two tones of henna stain. There is henna and there is also jagua in her designs. Basically, two mediums were used to give her a two tone affect (which I personally am so loving right now). Henna will always stain a natural reddish brown whereas jagua paste (aka hengua) stains a black stain. Both are all natural and made by us at Henna Sooq. Mariah adds the final touches by placing gold anklets on. She’s beautifully flawless. Through an act of pure love, respect and humbleness, her husband gently pours warm water over her feet and gently washes them. This act is a symbol of unity, intimacy and the spiritual bond between husband and wife. So beautiful! So when you think of white wedding dresses, think of just how gorgeous henna looks on white. You can contact our booking line at 443-254-0736  to book your weeding. We even...
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Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Since 2005, I have been mixing henna for body art by hand and have tried many combinations of powders and ingredients. I love the process of tessting out new powders, formulations and playing in the henna “mud”. I now use a KitchenAid stand mixer to mix my henna and jagua body art recipes. I’ll be sharing with you in this blog my absolutely favorite henna recipe and steps I take to get a smooth, creamy and dark staining henna body art recipe for henna tattoos that will last 7-10 days. Essential ingredients: Fresh body art quality henna powder that is finely sifted (please read our article on the times needed for dye release). My current favorite body art quality henna powders are our Red Raj and Supreme Blend. Bottled lemon juice, warm water or tea brew. Personally I use 50/50 of distilled water and lemon juice. 100% pure essential oils, such as eucalyptus globulus, cajeput, or tea tree or lavender (also known as terps). My personal favorite is our Red Raj Bliss Blend EO. Sugar, preferably dextrose or fructose. I currently use fructose or raw sugar. Those on the west coast might enjoy trying molasses for a more “wet” consistency for the dry air there. Measuring the henna powder. Take 2 tbsp of henna powder (about 25 grams of henna) and place it into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar of your choice and mix well. Adding the lemon juice/water/tea brew. Heat your liquid (about 1/4 cup) on the stove and add it slowly to your henna powder. Mix well until it is the...
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How to Mix Indigo for Hair

How to Mix Indigo for Hair

You’ve chosen the Right Indigo Powder for you and your hair and are ready to mix your indigo powder into a paste to naturally color your hair and cover greys. It’s important to note that indigo shouldn’t be used on it’s own. If you use indigo paste on your hair without first doing henna or adding henna paste to your indigo it will leave your hair with a green hue. How to Choose the Right Indigo Powder Measure out the right amount of indigo for your hair length and thickness. Place the powder into bowl. How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair? Slowly add your warm to hot water to the indigo powder. Indigo can get more runny then henna can be if you add too much liquid. So be careful not to add too much water. Don’t use any other liquid for preparing indigo paste as indigo doesn’t work well with other liquids. Once you’ve added enough liquid to your indigo powder to make it into a thick full fat yoghurt then allow it to sit undisturbed for 20-30 minutes. Once dye release has been achieved (you’ll notice a blue-black metallic tone on the top layer of your indigo paste) it’s ready to be used. You’ll be adding the indigo paste to your henna paste to create reddish brown, brown to dark brown tones. This is called a one step process. If you’re trying to achieve black then you would have already done a henna for hair coloring treatment and are following up with indigo paste to get a black tone. This is called...
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How to Mix Henna for Hair Dye

How to Mix Henna for Hair Dye

You’ve chosen the Right Henna Powder for you and your hair and are ready to mix your henna powder into a paste to naturally color your hair and cover greys. How to choose the right henna powder Measure out the right amount of henna powder needed for your hair, place the powder into a stainless steel (or glass) bowl. How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair? By slowly adding in your liquid of choice, mix your henna paste into a thick mud. Tip: If you’re henna paste gets too runny you can add more powder to thicken it back up. How Liquids Affect Your Henna Recipe Once mixed thoroughly allow your henna powder to sit for 3-4 hours (or 1-2 hours if using Moroccan henna) to allow for dye release. Dye Release: How much time is needed?   Once dye release has been achieved your henna paste is ready to use and be applied to your hair. You can see from the photos how the color of your henna paste will change to show the dye release has been achieved. Leave the henna paste and all henna coloring treatments in your hair for at least 3-4...
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