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Old 11-17-2011, 05:34 AM   #1
 
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Default Dont do Henna in winter

It's dangerous to do henna in cold weather as one of henna's characteristics is clotting blood,and in winter it would literally freeze blood vessels
many ppl passed away from doing this as it causes stroke.
so If u do it n start having Headache go wash n stay in a warm room.

if henna Is a must stay in a heated room for two hours before applying henna n also while applying it and don't get out of the room what so ever..til u decide to wash it

Good luck I hope u consider this

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It's dangerous to do henna in cold weather as one of henna's characteristics is clotting blood,and in winter it would literally freeze blood vessels
many ppl passed away from doing this as it causes stroke.
so If u do it n start having Headache go wash n stay in a warm room.

if henna Is a must stay in a heated room for two hours before applying henna n also while applying it and don't get out of the room what so ever..til u decide to wash it

Good luck I hope u consider this
Seriously?

I have never heard any such thing about henna. How would the henna clot your blood if it's applied to your hair? My henna doesn't even touch my skin or scalp.
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Ok did a little googling.. maybe you're thinking of "black henna" which contains ppd. That kind of henna is not natural henna and people have gotten bad reactions from it.

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Henna shouldn't be black. It only comes in the red/reddish-brown tones (sort of like dried blood). If it's any other color then there are additives in it.
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No I mean all kinds of henna it's known around where I Live to clot blood as it's used to close wounds my mom n old ladies always tell us that how dangerous it is to be used in winter , when I searched it ( in Arabic) it was true, am sure of my info as it's an old thing wev been using and experimenting for long enough I hope u consider the advice if u did u will notice how sick u will be
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No I mean all kinds of henna it's known around where I Live to clot blood as it's used to close wounds my mom n old ladies always tell us that how dangerous it is to be used in winter , when I searched it ( in Arabic) it was true, am sure of my info as it's an old thing wev been using and experimenting for long enough I hope u consider the advice if u did u will notice how sick u will be
Oh.. well I live in Florida, it's always warm here. And in many Arabic countries it's always warm too. So winter and summer aren't all that different. And yep, henna is an ancient herb used by many people with lots of experience with its use. So does this clotting happen because of the outside temperature or some other reason?

I want to henna in the next week or so, and even though you've presented this information, I am not worried that I'll have a stroke from using it.
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I live in the DC Metro area and it just recently got cold...like yesterday. I wonder if I could still use Henna...I think I used it last fall and winter and nothing happened...I've never heard of this.

Can you post a link or something to this information as I can't seem to find anything about it.

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Yes I live in a very hot country n winter comes for 3 months but still cold, only but we don't do henna it colts blood n with the dry cold weather it literally freezes ur vessels but if u insist make sure u stay n a very warm place I think in USA u have heating systems like ac so stay in a warm room and good luck
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Yes I could send u links but they r all in Arabic but u could use googol translator
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Huh, I never even thought about that but I guess henna does come from places where it's warm, it's not as popular where it is cold.

It doesn't seem scientifically possible but glad I live in a warm place, just in case!
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Yes I could send u links but they r all in Arabic but u could use googol translator
Thank you, I was going to henna in a few days. Can you PM me the links?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:45 AM   #11
 
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This link us about henna in general and the last paragraph talks about dangerous of it in general

http://majdah.maktoob.com/vb/majdah3722/

Second link is about a girl who died from sleeping with henna on in a cold room

http://forum.hawaaworld.com/showthread.php?t=3322258

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Could you post the links here as well, just in case there's someone here who can read/translate Arabic?
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It is important to correct some of the basics have overlooked one

1 - When using henna for the head .. Must not be exposed to cold air or air-conditioned sitting areas .. Because it may lead to paralysis.
2 - Alkhina not use the hand and foot in the winter and cold regions .. Because they lead to rheumatism or spasm in the muscles of the hand.
3 - is not recommended at all for the use of henna for those suffering from head epilepsy.

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Well I don't know how "scientific" that is. It seems like it's anectdotal evidence, which doesn't mean that it's wrong. However, my own anecdotal evidence shows that sitting near an AC with henna on my head hasn't harmed me in any way...

..yet.

And hopefully it never will!
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We have ladies here who henna all year around with no problems. I live in Kansas and have used henna in winter. My veins have not exploded.


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Old 11-18-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
 
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Ok I just thought to share an information that is known for decades in places where henna has been grew and used for so long and what also I hv been told by elders and henna pro and that's it u decide what u want to do
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Default Mother-in-law had stroke like symptoms

My 72 year old mother-in-law (India native), who has always been intolerant of cold; had stroke like symptoms from using natural henna on an especially cold winter day. In a cool 60-65 deg. Fahrenheit room she had the cold henna on for about 1 hour when symptoms started - heavy tongue, slurred speech, inability to move hands, & icy-coldness in her hands and arms.

They warmed her up, removed the henna in a hot shower & took her to the hospital. All the tests came back NEGATIVE for stroke or damage. All her symptoms were on both sides of her body (unlike most strokes), & limited to upper body (also unlike all strokes). She recovered & has no residual indications of a stroke.

We theorize that the cold henna applied to hair in cold room & left on for over 1 hour caused brain hypothermia (low temperature of brain). Reducing thetemperature of the brain is known to reduce blood flow to the brain. In a stroke, blood flow is reduced to part of the brain due to clot, blockage, or whatever.

Also, the coldness of her hands is atypical of stroke. When the body suffers overall hypothermia -low temperature of the body, the body withdraws blood from the extremities (arms & legs) to put blood into the core of the body to keep the vital organs functioning. We think that the brain sensed the coldness and decided to react similarly & reduced the blood to her arms and hands.

In people who have heart attacks & strokes, doctors are testing out reducing the temperature of the brain to reduce damage from the lack of oxygen - coldness reduces the heat of the brain & thus reduces the brain's oxygen needs, giving doctors more time to restore blood flow.

This protectiveness of the cold on the brain may have limited or eliminated damage in my Mother-in-law's case.

I think that people diagnosed with stroke, while using henna in winter, have been misdiagnosed. I would be surprised if medical tests on the victims show actual clots or blockage in the brain.

I grew up in a cold climate (heat in house was kept around 55 -60 deg. Fahrenheitat night), & went to bed with my head soaking wet after showering before bed. I had no trouble, but I was young, not intolerant of cold, & have ancestry of people from cold climates not hot climates like my Mother-in-law.

Each individual’s reaction to situations is unique.

If you use henna in winter, try to keep your brain warm.

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I'm thinking this may be more related to having your head wet for excessive amounts of time, and then being exposed to the cold. Since water is an excellent heat conductor it would make your head feel much colder, much faster, and maybe cause some issues.

I doubt it's only the henna that can do this, as I've never heard a thing about that. Also, if this is true, what properties of henna could cause this? Is there some vasocontricting chemical in it? Or is it from the high amounts of lead in henna? we need more information.
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Interesting: http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/h/henn...g/symptoms.htm

http://www.pharmatutor.org/articles/...fic-assessment

Illegally imported "henna" can contain lead acetates or other metallic salts, para-phenylenediamine, and possibly bad microorganisms, pathogens, and impurities. If you used henna, you definitely want to buy lab-tested product (i.e. tested by Alkemist Labs). Many dyes that are labeled as "henna" aren't even henna. I've read that there's no such thing as "black" henna, and all the information I've been able to find about negative reactions to "henna" have been in regard to "black henna". Apparently Black Henna (Indigo?) can cause severe allergic reactions, including neck swelling and airwave blockage, in those who are sensitized to it. It's as dangerous as peanuts or bee strings to those who are allergic to it. Some people can use"black henna" several times before they have a reaction. One source says, "Everyone who does repeat applications will eventually become sensitized." (Black henna? | forums.hennapage.com).

I've looked and looked, but I can't find any information about lawsonia inermis (or any other dye) directly affecting the body's regulatory temperature, circulation, etc.

The hypothalamus "keeps the brain warm".
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When henna dyes are packaged they are labeled according to the laws of the country in which they are packaged. Some places allow ingredients to reflect the "main" ingredients but do not require full disclosure of all ingredients. If a shop/boutique in the US happens to be selling these products, they are not required by the FDA to make sure the ingredients lists are accurate. Therefore, the packaging may indicate a product is "natural", but it may contain many FDA unapproved substances that aren't disclosed.

If a salon with licensed professionals is using such products, they are subject to OSHA regulations. The salon and/or stylists could be fined, have their licenses suspended, or even have their licenses revoked for using them.
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