Choosing good quality henna powder
I buy henna in Indian, Pakistani or Moroccan shops in the neighborhood. It also may be found in some drug stores. Before buying, I pay attention to the following factors:
Freshness. Look at the production date. Henna is best used within few months, if it was not stored in cold. Being kept in a freezer and away from light, henna can potentially stay in good condition for years.
Color. Good quality henna is light green and should be sifted several times. Henna fades to light brown, as it loses potency. Thus, some producers tend to add a chemical green to give their product a fresh, good quality look. In such case, henna powder is bright green, which in combination with the old date of production may raise concerns.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE