Packaging: inner bag in recyclable plastic, outer box in FSC paper
Certifications: Vegan ok
Quality: heavy metals tested (Nickel, Chrome, Cadmium, Lead, Cobalt, Antimony, Arsenic, Mercury) - Bacterial load neutralized
Alkanna is an evergreen shrub of the Boraginaceae family, from whose roots a powder with a high red coloring power is obtained.
HAIR: In addition to dyeing and reflective properties, Alkanna leaves hair soft and silky; it also acts in synergy with the oil with which it is prepared, nourishing and strengthening the hair.
DYEING NOTES: Violet dye that varies the hue according to the pH: adding an acidic substance (such as lemon juice or vinegar) results in pinker shades, while adding about 4 grams of bicarbonate (every 100 g of powder - corresponding to two of the our 1 ml scoops) you will get blue / purple shades.
If used alone, the dyeing power of Alkanna is not very high and does not last; for this reason it can be mixed with Cold Red Henna, to enhance its cherry-colored reflections and obtain an even colder red!
SKIN: Useful in case of eczema and psoriasis, it has antimicrobial and healing action. It is also an excellent antioxidant and anti-aging. As a face mask it is recommended to mix it with clays and / or other herbs, to avoid unpleasant colors. The shutter speed is 10-15 minutes. Do not let the mask dry, but keep it moist by dispensing water or aromatic waters onto the skin.
HISTORY and CURIOSITY: in India it is known as Ratanjot and has always been used as a natural dye for fabrics, cosmetics and food.
HOW TO USE: Mix the powder with a vegetable oil (Castor, Jojoba, Almond oil or a mix of these is recommended.). Leave the jar immersed in hot water for 30 minutes or in water at room temperature for 48 hours. Alternatively, you can opt for cold maceration, putting the Alkanna powder mixed with the oil in a tightly closed jar, to be kept for 40 days in the dark and shake at least 2-3 times a week.
Apply the pure oil on the hair as a reflective compress or add it to the Henna paste. It is always not recommended to use only Alkanna powder prepared with water.
Ingredients: Alkanna tinctoria root powder
- Ex Tax: 6.48€
- Brand: Polveri Cosmetiche
- Product Code: 05ALKA0008
- Reward Points: 6
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