Natural Henna for Men’s Hair and Beard
Dyeing the hair with Henna is a confirmed Sunnah of the Prophet (saws). Uthamaan ibn Mawhib said, “I entered to the house of Umm Salamah, she showed me some hair of the Prophet (saws) dyed with Henna and Katam (a kind of dark Henna).”
The Prophet also said: “The best thing with which you dye your grey hair is Henna and Katam.” [An-Nasaa’ee]
A man who dyed his hair with Henna passed by the Prophet (saws). Upon seeing him, the Prophet (saws) said: “This man did really well.” [Abu Daawood]
It is also reported by Imam Muslim that Abu Bakr (ra) and ‘Umar (ra) dyed their hair with Henna.
The maid-servant of the Prophet (saws), said: “No one complained to the Messenger of Allah (saws) of a headache but he told him to do Hijama, or of a pain in his legs but he told him to dye them with henna. (Sunan Abu Dawud)
Health Benefits of Henna
It is a clinically tested fact that if Mehndi leaves paste is applied on the soles of the patients of small pox and chicken pox, the eyes remain unaffected with the disease and besides become dry very soon.
Dry leaves of Henna if kept in clothes, serve the purpose of insect repellent.
If the paste of Henna is applied on nails, the luster of the nails increases and if applied on feet and soles, is effective in burning feet syndrome.
If the nails become disfigured after getting fungal infection, it is advisable to use Henna with vinegar to restore it to normalcy. The paste of Henna is very effective in Burns and scalds. It heals the boils of scalp if applied with Roghan-e-Zaitoon.
The physicians of Unani Medicine describe it as a good blood purifier. Hakim Ajmal Khan once used the paste of Henna on the palms of a female patient who was suffering from Menorrhagia and she got cured. Inhaling the scent of its flowers cures headache from heat.
The oil prepared from olive oil and leaves of Henna is very much effective in muscular rigidity. If Henna leaves are soaked in a sufficient quantity of water and kept throughout the night and the decanted water is taken in morning it is effective in Jaundice and Splenomegaly.
Beware of Dangerous Chemicals used in Hair Coloring Products
Some of the most common and dangerous ingredients used in hair dyes are ammonia, peroxide, p-phenylenediamine, diaminobenzene, toluene-2,5-diamine, resorcinol etc.
These ingredients can cause serious skin, eye and lung irritation, immuno-toxicity, allergies, chemical burns and blistering to the scalp, hair breakage and loss and some forms of cancer.
There is also scientific evidence to suggest that certain ingredients in darker hair colorants may lead to a higher chance of developing bladder cancer
On top of the dyes and bleaches in hair products you then have the artificial fragrances used to mask the smell of ingredients like ammonia. These synthetic fragrances in themselves are health hazards.
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