Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 1

Ancient Sunrise®
Henna for Hair
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair
Catherine Cartwright-Jones PhD

The NEW "Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair" book explores the art, science, techniques, and history of using henna, indigo, and cassia to dye hair.  This book is a timely update of the previous book, "Henna for Hair" by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, to address the problem of the epidemic of para-phenylenediamine sensitization: the increasingly dangerous and widespread allergy to chemical hair dye. 

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Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 1

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 1
Henna for Hair
: Introduction and the Epidemic of Para-phenylenediamine Sensitization

This chapter discusses the risks of using chemical hair dye, and the epidemeology of  millions of cases of hair dye allergy.  This chapter introduces the solution for allergies to chemical hair dye and associated chemical sensitivities.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair: Foreword
Henna is NOT black


Mapping the use of ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos

The epidemic of PPD sensitization and the urgency of using pure henna

Stylists and PPD Sensitization
Appendix I: Cross Sensitizations to Para-Phenylenediamine
Apppendix II: Incidents
Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 2

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2: The History of Henna Hair Dye
 
Links to research papers in this chapter

Theoretical Use of Henna in Prehistory

Henna, Astronomy, and the Agro-Ecology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age

Ancient Mesopotamian and Levantine Henna

Early cultural henna use in the Arabian Peninsula and along the Arabian Ocean

Henna during the Late Bronze Age in the Mycenaean Eastern Mediterranean

Henna and Menstruation

Henna in 12th century Sicily

Moorish Culture and Henna in Medieval Spain
Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 3

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 3: Compound Henna

This chapter discusses the addition of metallic salts and oxidative dyes to henna, how these created conflicts with chemical hair dye, and well as confusion about what henna actually is.

Compound henna, rasticks, henna-reng, henna-rasticks, and metallic salts

Henna mislabeling, misinformation and disinformation

Para-phenylenediamine and henna

Walnut, Silver Nitrate, and Para-phenylenediamine as Brunette Hair Dye
Chapter 4 Science and Microscopy

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 4:
Henna Science and Microscopy 


This chapter details the botany of henna, the phytochemistry of henna, and microscopy of henna in present and past production.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

The Botany of Henna

The Phytochemistry of Henna

Microscopy of Products Labeled as Henna in Present and Past Commercial Production
Ancient Sunrise Plants That Dye Hair

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 5: Plants that Dye Hair

This chapter discusses henna, indigo, and cassia, (lawsonia inermis, indigofera tinctoria, and cassia obovata) and the chemistry of each of these dye plants. Understanding the botany of these plants will help you understand how to get the best results from your henna hair dye.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Three Plants Dye Hair: Henna, Indigo, and Cassia

Henna, Lawsonia Inermis

Indigo, Indigofera Tinctoria

Cassia Obovata

What is the difference between Cassia Obovata and Cassia Auriculata? 
How do you use Cassia Auriculata as a hair conditioner and toner?

Ancient Sunrise Henna and Acidic Mixes

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 6 : Henna and Acidic Mixes

This chapter discusses the necessary chemistry of mixing henna and cassia with a mildly acidic liquid.  This chapter discusses several sources of fruit acids, and how each has a different effect on henna.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Henna, Cassia, and Mildly Acidic Mixes

Citrus Fruits and Citric Acid

Ancient Sunrise® Amla, Emblica Officinalis

Acids with Anthocyanins and Antioxidants

Ancient Sunrise® Kristalovino and Ancient Sunrise® Malluma Kristalovino

What Acids Do You Have Around the House?

Coffee, Wine, Yogurt, Oil and Eggs: Don’t Bother
Mixing and Testing Your Henna Mix

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 7:
Mixing and Testing your Henna Mix


This chapter discusses the mixing, dye release, formulation, and testing of a wide range of non-chemical permanent colors from henna, indigo, and cassia.  This chapter includes step-by-step instructions to produce the color you want for your hair.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

What Difference Does Your Hair Color Make?

Formulate Your Mix; Mix Your Paste
Dye release: 
When Will the Henna Paste be Ready?
 Need your Henna in a Hurry? 
What Does Henna Dye Release Look Like?

Mix Henna and Indigo for Brunette Colors

Mix Ancient Sunrise® Indigo  to Dye Hair Black over Henna

Test Ancient Sunrise® Paste on your Hair

What is the difference between Cassia Obovata and Cassia Auriculata?  How do you use Cassia Auriculata as a hair conditioner and toner?
Ancient Sunrise How to Henna Your Hair

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 8: How to Henna Your Hair

This chapter has step-by-step instructions for first time users dyeing hair blonde, red, brunette or black with henna indigo, and cassia.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

How Do You Henna Your Hair for the First Time?

Use an Ancient Sunrise® Cassia-Henna Mix to Repair Bleached Hair and Add Color

 Apply Ancient Sunrise® Cassia for Conditioning and Minimal Color Change

Apply Ancient Sunrise® Henna to Bleached Hair

Dye Hair Warm Black with a One Step Henna-Indigo Mix
Over Chemically Dyed Graying Blonde

 Dye Graying Light Brown Hair Black with the Two-Step Henna-Indigo Process

Henna Chemically Dyed Hair
Ancient Sunrise Chapter 9 Gray Hair and Roots

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 9: Gray Hair and 'Doing Your Roots'

This chapter has step-by-step instructions for maintaining your gray roots as they grow in; dyeing them red, brunette, or black.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Doing Gray Roots with Ancient Sunrise® Henna

Covering Gray Roots with an Ancient Sunrise® Henna-Indigo Mix

Dye Graying Blonde Roots Warm Black

Dye graying roots black with the Ancient Sunrise® two-step process of henna and indigo

Dyeing Graying Roots at Home
Ancient Sunrise Lightening Your Hennaed Hair

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 10:
Lightening your Hennaed Hair


This chapter discusses the application of henna over chemically lightened hair, and chemically lightening hennaed hair.

This chapter demonstrates the technique of highlights with henna and foils.
Ancient Sunrise Henna for Relaxed and Natural Hair

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 11: Henna for Relaxed and Natural Hair

This chapter contains step-by-step instructions for using henna, cassia, and indigo to dye relaxed hair, natural hair, and locs.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Henna on Relaxed and Natural Hair

Cassia and Relaxed Hair

Henna and Natural Hair

Two-Step Henna-Indigo Black and Locs
Ancient Sunrise Troubleshooting

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 12: Troubleshooting

This chapter provides answers to the most frequent questions from people who henna their hair; these include problems with hard water,  slight adjustments in color, getting complete and permanent color, and the occasional surprise.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Why Are My Cassia and Henna Turning Brownish, or Worse? (hard water problems)

Henna and You

Troubleshooting Paste and Application

Understanding the Nature of Henna
Ancient Sunrise Henna and Your Health

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 13:
Henna and Your Health


This chapter discusses the safety and wellness aspects of dyeing your hair with henna: why it is recommended for pregnant and nursing women, how it can enhance your wellness, and who should not dye their hair with henna.

Links to specific topics in this chapter

Henna, Pregnancy, Nursing, and Doctor’s Orders
Henna and G6PD Deficiency

Health Benefits of Henna
Henna and Hair Care
Henna and Head Lice
Ancient Sunrise Stylists and Salons

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 14: Stylists and Salons

This chapter is directed to stylists who wish to incorporate henna into their salons because they need to serve clients who have become sensitized to chemical hair dye, or they, themselves, have become sensitized to chemicals.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Stylists and Salons

Stylists’ Frequently Asked Questions

Maria’s Advice for Stylists
Ancient Sunrise Additional Techniques for Henna

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 15: Additional Techniques for Henna

This chapter discusses henna manicures and pedicures, as well as amla facials for salon practice, and provides step-by-step instructions.

Links to specific topics in this chapter:

Additional Techniques for Henna at Home and in the Salon

Ancient Sunrise®Henna as Part of a Manicure

Ancient Sunrise® Henna as Part of a Pedicure

Ancient Sunrise® Amla as a Facial
 
Free Henna for Hair Book

Contents:
Chapter 1: What is Henna? 
Chapter 2: What is compound henna, and why are there packages labeled henna in a variety of colors? 
Chapter 3: A little history of henna and hair dye in the west 
Chapter 4: How do you dye your hair with henna? 
Chapter 5: How do you dye your hair brunette with henna and indigo 
Chapter 6: Dye your hair black with henna and indigo 
Chapter 7: How do henna and indigo dye gray and other hair colors? 
Chapter 8: What is Cassia? 
Chapter 9: Things to Remember: 
Chapter 10: How do you do you do this in a hair salon? 
Chapter 11: Quick Mix Reference Chart 
References: 
Supplies: 
This is the previous book, "Henna for Hair 'How To' Henna," written in 2006.  The new completely rewritten book is above.


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Want to watch "how to" dye your hair dark brunette with henna and indigo?
Click here to see the UTube Video: Henna and indigo dyeing gray hair dark brown.

Click HERE to watch a UTube video of
applying henna to relaxed African hair and see the results!

Click HERE to watch a UTube video of 
dyeing hair black with henna and indigo