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Using The Wrong Henna Dye Can Scar You For Life Be Careful Where You Get Your Own! | Black Henna is worn mostly by women to decorate parts of their bodies during festive occasions. However, the henna dye can scar the part of your body you applied to permanently. Don’t get me wrong, I do not mean henna in general, can scar you but bad henna (both cheap and expensive).
Henna is a dye used to draw temporary tattoos but some people add para-phenylenediamine (PPD) to make it last longer and give it the black color
Natural henna will give a brownish-orange color to the skin when applied (red henna), but the color usually darkens to brown eventually.
The longer henna is in contact with your skin, the darker the color will be, other things can be added to give different shades like lemon oil.
Pure Henna in itself will cause weak allergic reactions in a small number of people but when you add PPD, PPD is so powerful and toxic that it is illegal to use it on the skin. PPD is used in hair dyes also but when you add it directly to the skin, it can cause burns. Not everybody will have this reaction to black henna, but if you do, it can be really painful!
The reactions can start as soon as 2 days but the effects are lasting for life. Some people may not experience this reaction at all but that’s not where it stops. You run the risk of getting sensitized to the black Henna, what does it mean? It means that if you ever get exposed again, you may develop a life-threatening reaction to it.
Using The Wrong Henna Dye Can Scar You For Life Be Careful Where You Get Your Own!
There is the case of a woman who died from a reaction to hair dye she had used before.
What do you do?
Natural Henna is never black. If it’s black, please avoid! If you have ever had a reaction to black Henna, no matter how little, avoid using hair dyes that contain p-Phenylenediamine or Toluene-2,5-diamine. If you have a reaction, see a doctor immediately.
Be cautious about where you get your henna because getting your henna from people who mix it with other chemicals such as PPD can cause harm to your beautiful skin. Report to a health facility as soon as you see or experience any reaction on your skin after applying it.
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