Ingredients of Color by Nature Lustrous Henna

Color by Nature Lustrous Henna® is an all-natural hair color for dying hair; includes pure, highly-sifted herbal henna, indigo leaf powder and other herbal extracts and powders.

Dark hair colors are naturally achieved by these herbal, totally natural formulations ultimately also resulting in excellent black hair color, dark brown hair color, brown hair color and many more. These colors have an excellent gray hair coverage.

Henna hair dye is semi-permanent, also works as natural hair conditioner and helps with hair growth.

Color by Nature Lustrous Henna® is a True Echo-Friendly Hair Dye. A real product of Mother Earth

The following ingredients are common in most of Color by Nature Lustrous Henna shades. The order in which the ingredients are listed on each pack varies from one shade to another:

Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera tinctoria, Isatis tintoria, Coffea arabica, Rubia tinctoria, Bocopa monniera, Eclipta prostrada, Acacia concinna, Azadirachta indica, Punica granatum

Description of the Ingredients is listed below:

Botanical Name
: Lawsonia inermis

Synonyms: Henna, Al-Khanna, Al-henna, Jamaica Mignonette, Mehndi, Mendee.

Description: It's an 8-10 feet tall shrub with white and yellow, Sweet-smelling flowers.

It is widely cultivated in Egypt, India, Pakistan, Kurdistan, Persia, Syria and Sudan.

Constituents: Lawson, tannins mannitol, glucose, gallic acid, fat, resin and mucilage.

Usage: Used as henna powder, it is a natural hair dye, hair color, also called mehndi, used for hair coloring, hair dying, hair conditioning, it's known to be a hypoallergenic dye used by pregnant woman, breast feeding women, also by men and woman, specially who are allergic to chemical dyes.

Botanical Name:
Indigofera tictoria

Synonyms: Indigo, Pigmentum Indicum, Neel, Neelii

Description: 3-6 feet tall shrub, having green leaves and magenta flowers.

Constituents: Indican, Indirubin, glycosides and resin.

Usage: This is one of the most ancient Natural Dyes used by man for dying of hair and textile. Was used before Christ. This natural vegetable dye, most of the time is used along with henna to create color shades. It makes hair soft and silky.

Botanical name: Coffea arabica

Coffea arabica also known as the Arabian coffee, "coffee shrub of Arabia", "mountain coffee", or "arabica coffee", is a species of Coffea. Wikipedia

Botanical Name:
Bocapa monneri

Synonyms: Bhrami, Halneem, Bacopa
Description: It's an herb of 1-2 feet tall grown widely in India and other neighboring countries.

Constituents: Bramhine, Glucosides, Resins.

Usage: Hair tonic, Hair vitalizer, Hair nourishment.

Botanical Name:
Acacia concinna

Synonyms: Shikakai, Satla

Description: It is a small shrub like tree grown in dry plains of India. It has a pod like fruit.

Constituents: Saponin, Malic acid, glucose, gum

Usage: Anti-dandruff, anti-lice and hair vitalizer.

Botanical Name: Isatis tinctoria

Synonyms: Dyer’s Woad, Glastum

Description: While it’s native to Europe and Asia, if you live in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, you’ve likely seen it growing in roadside ditches and open rangelands – especially in late spring.

Usage: commonly known as ‘dyer’s woad’, The dye chemical extracted from woad is indigo, the same dye extracted from "true indigo", Indigofera tinctoria, but in a lower concentration. The Egyptian used it to dye mummy’s wrapping cloth; it’s been found on pottery dating back to the Iron Age.

Botanical Name
: Rubia tinctoria, Rubia tinctorum.

Synonyms: Manjith, Madder, Manjistha

Description: It's a shrub grown in foot hills of Himalayas in Nepal, India and Bhutan.

Constituents: The chemical name for the pigment is alizarin, manjistin.

Usage: It has been used since ancient times as a vegetable red dye for leather, wool, cotton and silk.

Botanical Name
: Eclipta prostrata

Synonyms: commonly known as false daisy, bhringraj, bhangra, bhrungraja, bhringraja Description: It's a shrub grown commonly in moist places as a weed in warm temperate to tropical areas worldwide. It is widely distributed throughout India.

Usage: Bhringraja is literally translated as the 'King of Hair', in Ayurveda it is known for hair conditioning and for supporting hair growth.

Botanical Name:
Azadirachta indica, in the mahogany, Meliaceae family .

Synonyms: neem, nimtree or Indian lilac,

Description: Neem is a native to Indian subcontinent, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.

Constituents: The most important active constituent is azadirachtin

Usage: Known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which also makes it beneficial in hair care products.

Botanical Name:
Punica granatum

Synonyms: pomegranate

Description: It's small tree growing 6 to to meter high, now widely cultivated in middle east, northern Africa, indian subcontinent, parts of California, Arizona etc.

Usage: beside a fruit with many healh benefits, also studies have suggested that pomegranate extract is beneficial to the skin.

Botanical Name
: Embalica officinalis

Synonyms: Awla, Amla

Description: It's a tree of about 12-18 feet tall grown in Central and Northern India. Its fruit has multiple uses in Ayurveda.

Constituents: Alegic acid, high content vitamin C

Usage: Prevention of graying of hair, hair tonic, hair conditioning agent.

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