Really makes us mad when companies say there product is FDA approved. Hair products will never be FDA approved. They are not food or drugs! (Food and Drug Administration doh). Do not fall for it! We deal with the FDA on a regular bases. They are great people looking after your well being.
Many people are asking if we test our henna for PPD and if it is pure henna. What about other crops bleeding into henna crops? I hope below will help those understand how natural henna and indigo both are grown. FDA, DPA
We do have laboratory tested henna, we just do not use a scare tactic to get you to buy ours.
Ours is Pure, we just are not allowed to market it in the USA as anything other.
We also test for PPD and lead etc. Matter of fact we even test our shampoo for gluten and it is gluten free as well.
We see a lot of smaller companies doing just that but it will not be long before the FDA/DPA catches up with them.
We even see companies saying it is FDA approved. We deal with the FDA on regular bases and it is not a drug or food so it will never be FDA approved. They do however take samples of every shipment we bring in. If a company says it is FDA approved or the FDA does not allow returns, this is a sign to look elsewhere.
Henna is only harvested once a year along with indigo unless you are doing commercial crops twice a year (China) and some parts of India near China.
Henna is also grown in extreme climates with no or very little water. Basically in the sand of the desert. The water from monsoons is usually enough water for the henna to make it a season.
Henna is not a plant that bugs like and it is a hard climate for them to survive.
With that said most henna is pesticide free and yes wind and water can carry almost anything anywhere. (Obviously, Monsanto is a perfect example, even though evil, not toxic).
But also keep in mind, it would have to drift a long way and most pesticides are sticky waxy to prevent rain from washing them off (Shows on an apple, cucumber, tomatoes, etc very well). Also, Cotton is not grown in the desert. That is what makes henna and indigo so extreme. It thrives in a harsh environment; to where most other plants could never survive. You can Google earth India and you will see a green side and a desert side (near Rajasthan). This would be the henna side vs. the cotton/cashews/tea side. India is huge on cotton, but cotton is easily grown in the USA.
Not indigo or henna, they have to have a desert climate, none like the USA can provide. Matter of fact blue jeans uses to be made from real plants of indigo. Now it is made from synthetics. So blue jeans are not even real indigo any longer.
Fact is Chemical hair dye is being washed down the drains so often on a regular basis, it is shocking. This is like second-hand smoke that goes unseen.
Think about it, they ask us not to toss meds in the trash or down the sink, so why aren’t salons regulated? I will tell you why it is a 15 billion dollar industry! So I would be more worried about what the salon across the street is washing down the drain, not what is in the henna :).
3 kinds of henna, fresh henna and old henna, commercial henna. If it has chemicals it is sitting in the store on the corner. Anyone bringing in large quantities will be subject to the FDA. And it would be very costly for them to open it or buy in bulk and package it themselves to add chemicals.
Most fresh henna is great on the hair. Commercial henna is harvested twice a year. Doing so depletes the soil and produces poor henna.
If you get our shampoo into your Salon, we will give you free shampoo for life, (averge life span of one bottle is 6 months) how cool is that?
We are out of certain colors. If we are out of a item, just send us an email to [email protected] and let us know what it is you want that we are out of and we will issue you a free 49.00 VIP coupon. We apologize as sometimes we grow faster than expected. This is due to a great product the works and works well. Thank you for your understanding.
I wanted to share one of the biggest myth’s about Harvest Moon hair dye.
Can I switch from henna back to chemical hair dye?
People are worried they cannot go back to chemicals. Fact is you can.
Most of you are allergic to chemicals so you will never want to go back, however the smaller percent might want to and we want you to know it is OK.
Please keep in mind going from one extreme to another is hard even using chemicals. Meaning if you go black and then want to go all blond, now matter which one you use will take a few times. Anything else should be fine.
We have so many salons telling us they are having more and more people that have allergic reactions to chemical dyes so many are switching to henna. The more that learn, the more that switch.
To learn about the top 10 myth’s when it comes to henna and hair dye, you can read this article “Top 10 henna hair dye myth’s”.