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The leaves of the Egyptian privet, Lawsonia inermis; used as a cosmetic and hair dye.
[Ar. hennā]
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Worryingly, some of the black henna tattoos the skin experts analysed had no natural henna in them at all.
If you have ever experienced any reaction after colouring your hair or any reaction after temporary tattooing with black henna, you should not proceed.
Al Rumaithi also noted that the municipality has spearheaded an educative campaign in recent years to highlight the health risks associated with the use of black henna.
Reaction caused by the use of black henna hair dye in mild cases usually only involves dermatitis to the upper eyelids or the rims of the ears.
Last year, there were about 30 complaints from customers who had problems using black henna.
However, despite the ban by both Abu Dhabi Municipality and Dubai Municipality, women say black henna is still being used at private parties and desert safaris.
They have also urged dealers to use a warning sticker on the container, advising that black henna should only be used as a hair dye, not on the skin, eyelids and eyelashes.
Ten days after application of the black henna, the skin erupted in an erythematous papulovesicular weeping lesion.
Environmental health officer Janet Moore advised against black henna tattoos.
Also because I never use black henna which is dangerous, I can do henna parties for children who love it.
Some tattoo artists are believed to use a toxic black henna to speed up the process, which can cause skin reactions.
Just this level of basic training itself led to a 30 to 40 per cent decrease in customer complaints, which mainly centre around infections caused by nail treatments, rashes from black henna use and hairfall from using unsafe hair dyes.