Colouring your hair with Henna: Review & How It Works!

Natural hair dye. For years I thought ‘pffft that’s going to be useless’. I was wrong. Not only does it work a treat, but it also appears to be much kinder for your hair!

In this video I review and do a short ‘how-to’ for the LUSH Caca Rouge Henna Block (which I paid for myself – this video is in no way sponsored!) and try to get to the bottom of how Henna actually works!

Read my blog post for more information!
http://www.scienceshewrote.com/2016/06/happy-hair-with-henna.html

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Music and SFX:

‘Cheese’ by David Szesztay
(freemusicarchive.org)

‘Ukulele’ by www.bensound.com

SFX from freesound.org

Images
Hair structure – My own diagrams/animations. Please contact me if you would like to re-use these.
Note paper: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davegray/147874576
Henna plant: Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Plant: 235uranium (Wikipedia)
Lawsone molecule structure: Wikipedia
Henna block: Google Images
Henna Powder: Wikipedia

Licensed under Creative Commons 1.0 (Public Domain) or Creative Commons 3.0 (Attribution)

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Websites mentioned:
LUSH (https://uk.lush.com)
Mehandi.com (http://mehandi.com)
Henna Chemistry Blog post (http://cthuliz.com/blog/?p=2624)

Safety report on Lawsone: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_140.pdf

A Quantitative Study of Dyeing with Lawsone:
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc1994/cc045n03/p00159-p00165.pdf

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ScienceSheWrote is purely for scientific interest and should not be used to diagnose medical conditions or inform your healthcare choices. If you require healthcare or medical advice, please contact a registered medical professional. All opinions expressed are solely the view of Science She Wrote. Any reviews presented are honest, and no posts are sponsored unless otherwise stated.

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