Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Natural Henna Manicure {Nail Care}

Ok, this is not a very welcome option for every one. But, still, I would like to put this up. You all know what Henna is what multitude of benefits it offers. So, did you know that henna is anti-bacterial and the smell of henna acts as repellant for mosquitoes and insects. That was one of the chief reasons of applying it on the body and of course, later on, it became famous for body art too. There is one more major usage of henna.

Henna when applied to nails makes nails strong, healthy and shiny. Yes, unfortunately, it stains the nails too so they become orangey in color and the nail has to grow out completely to get rid of that color. But, applying henna prevents the nails from any fungal and bacterial infections too. And, I happen to like henna on my nails though the nails look really bad when the color reaches the middle but it does keep my nails pretty healthy for at least a month or two. So, try applying henna next time to the nails too and you can always use the nail paints to cover the orange color. 

Btw, here, I am not talking of the commercially available henna cones. I am referring to the fresh henna leaves ground and then applied on the hands and nails. The henna available in the market have a load of chemicals mixed in them so I don't really like applying from henna cones. Instead, plucking tender leaves of the plant and drying them is a better option to keep an unlimited supply of natural henna at home for whatever purpose you want whether it is coloring your hair or for body art.

Have you ever tried this?

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  1. Plz do a post in Homemade Henna pack .. i.e from Natural Henna leaves .. & what are all the ingridients we can use in that pack.. Still now I was using Nupur Henna Pack.. but from this article am sure.. Natural Henna pack is good than the other Henna available in the market..

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    1. hey DB...yeah, I know it is a long pending post of mine but actually I don't have access to henna leaves on hand but I shall definitely try my level best to post soon :) in the mean time, you should definitely check out the biotique henna powder: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2011/10/biotique-bio-henna-fresh-powder-hair.html. It really is natural though might seem a little expensive!!!

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