The history of henna is hard to trace. Due to migration of human kind for years, cultural integration took place, which makes it difficult to determine exactly from where tradition of henna application began. However, historians argue that henna has been used for at least 5,000 years in both cosmetic and healing capacities. The earliest evidence to prove that henna was used to celebrate women’s sexuality and fertility is the red hand patterns ornamenting fertility shrine walls from 7000 B.C.E., at Catal Huyuk in the 7th millennium BCE. The earliest civilizations that can be proved to have used henna include the Semites, Ugaritics and Canaanites.There is evidence that earlier civilizations of Babylonia, sumerians etc have used henna for decoration of a woman or bride on special occasions.
There are many statuettes from Crete and Mycenae from the period 1700 BCE to 900 BCE that show goddesses synchronous with Anath, with raised hands that appear to be ornamented with henna. Henna was used in Palestine from the earliest historical period, and there are Roman records of henna being used by Jewish people living in Jerusalem during the historical period of the birth of Christ. Henna was grown and used in Spain, by Christians and Moors from the 9th century AD to 1567 when it was outlawed by the Spanish Inquisition.
Henna has been used since antiquity in ancient Egypt, they used to paint the nails of mummies with henna. and the Kingdom of Kush to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. Although, some researchers argue that henna originated in ancient India while others claim it was brought to India by Egyptian Mughals in the 12th century C.E. but the use of Henna in the 4th-5th centuries in the Deccan of western India is clearly illustrated on Bodhisattvas and deities of cave wall murals at Ajanta, and in similar cave paintings in Sri Lanka. The evidence proves henna usage in India seven centuries before the Mughal invasion, and hundreds of years before the inception of the Islamic religion, which began in the mid-7th century AD.
The art of mehndi or body art by henna application differs quite variably from arabic to indian styles. The key difference being the arabic form being more abstract and geometric in scarce amounts of henna and the indian style being more intricate thin line full arm patterns.
Use of henna for dyeing hair is quite debatable as some credit it to northern Africa and middle east while others credit it to India. Use of Henna as a hair dye is an ancient practice that has steeped into tradition in many countries over time. Henna contains lawsone, a reddish-orange dye which binds to the proteins present in our skin and hair, the color ideally maxes out in 48 hours and can last for weeks on end completely naturally. Henna is completely natural and is grown through organic processes here at SM Heena Industries. It is considered as one of the safest natural dyes in the world as it is completely natural and organic with no side effects or harsh chemicals, Henna has Vitamin E that softens your hair, it also prevents premature greying as the Henna plant is loaded with tannins. It has natural antifungal properties so it is perfect for dandruff and scalp problems. Hennaveda organic hair Henna mixed with Hennaveda Organic Indigo powder gives a signature natural black finish with zero harmful chemicals and side effects. It is completely natural and organic,making the safest and most the ideal choice for your hair dyeing experience.
Significance in Indian Culture
The significance of Henna in Indian culture can also be correlated to it’ origins in the Catal Huyuk in the 7th millennium BCE. It’s application has deep sentiments rooted in the general public.The art of Henna-application is called Mehandi in India. Mehandi is an integral part of many festivals. It is mainly applied on celebrations like Engagement ceremony, weddings, on the birth of a child, naming ceremony, on occasions of observing fasts such as Karwa Chauth, Teej, Diwali, Eid etc.
The Hindu marriage season is a special time for Henna tattoos or ‘Mehandi’. Mehandi is considered among the most auspicious ‘ornaments’ of a married woman. Traditionally it is thought that the darker the Mehndi on the bride’s hand, the more intensely her husband will love her.
Sojat – The henna city and our manufacturing hub
Residing right beside Sukri River Sojat is the leading producer of best grade henna with maximum Lawsone content, due to its favourable climatic conditions. The daily produce of henna from sojat is around 150 metric tons 90% of which is exported to 130 countries
Our farm and factory work policy dictates a 50/50 men-women ratio.
There are no middlemen or distributors in this company and it is completely manufactured and sold by farmers.
Hair Care Combo
After years of research we have developed the perfect combo of four hair care herbs where each herb has numerous benefits for your scalp and all of the herbs compliment each other.
This combo can be used with Hennaveda organic hair Henna or separately to rejuvenate your hair and scalp’s health.
We manufacture all the herbs in their powdered form for your convenience and freedom to mix as all the herbs are packaged to you in an equal amount.
Hennaveda Hair Care Herbs Combo(1)
Using the vitamin C-rich Amla powder for hair cures the dryness and prevents the accumulation of dandruff. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties are very effective in stopping dandruff formation.
Reetha is used to incite the development of new hair follicles. It also prevents hair from sun damage and causes hair to become thicker and grow quicker. Reetha also helps you combat hair issues like hair fall, untimely graying of hair and dandruff.
Commonly termed as the ‘hair-fruit’, it promotes hair growth, reduces hair fall, controls dandruff and relieves skin ailments. From ancient times, these soap pods being natural surfactants have been used for cleansing the scalp, strengthening the hair from roots, providing relief from scaling and also removing itching, dryness, greasiness and scaling of the scalp.
The mucilage content replenishes the hair and provides smoothness allowing us to detangle our hair easily post every wash. This also helps restore luster. In addition, fenugreek has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help with dandruff, scalp irritation and acne.
Hennaveda Hair Care Herbs Combo (2)
Brahmi is a well-known promoter of hair growth. When you use Brahmi powder for hair care, it strengthens the hair and repairs damaged hair follicles. This herb nourishes the hair preventing hair loss and promotes healthy, luxurious hair growth.
Bhringraj belongs to the sunflower family. But its flowers are not at all big, they are actually quite tiny, the size of a shirt button. Also, bhringraj is no ornamental plant. It’s a short creeper that grows in the wild.
The herb contains a variety of biological components including flavonoids, phytosterols, and coumestans. It’s thought that all of these components work synergistically – like a team – to increase the density and size of hair follicles. And as you know, the increase in the size of the hair follicles is considered as a sign of stronger roots and active growing hair.
The naturally occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with the nutrients that help in promoting hair growth. These amino acids produce a special kind of structural protein called keratin, which is the building block of hair.
Hibiscus flowers and leaves contain a high amount of mucilage which acts as a natural conditioner. It’s because of this naturally occurring conditioner that crushed Hibiscus flowers and leaves feel slimy to the touch.
With antioxidants and fortifying virtues, Kapoor Kachri powder is useful for taking care of your hair. It is reputed to make the hair thicker and shiny, stimulate their growth, while leaving a pleasant smell. This Indian powder strengthens and tones the scalp and makes the hair stronger and shinier.
And overall, Kapoor Kachli compliments really well with all the above mentioned Ayurvedic herbs as well as henna and promotes hair growth.
Sameera Organic Hair Care Powder
With its origins dating back to 5000 years Henna is not just a dye, it has many other cooling, anti fungal properties. While henna can be grown in many places the ideal climate for its optimum growth is in the city of Sojat, Rajasthan. where our farms are situated. Our farms use traditional and completely organic methods of production to provide the best quality possible at an economical price range.
Lawsone Stone Grinded Henna
With nostalgic reminiscence and quality of stone grinded henna we bring the lawsone henna powder, we aim to preserve the traditional method and texture of powdered henna with our 10 years of research and numerous trials behind it. The powder is grinded in a slow moving customised stone grinder at a very low temperature, bringing out the maximum Lawsone content. We try to ensure that you get the joyful experience of applying henna to your hair with lawsone organic henna powder. Our growth prospers on preserving this age old art of treating Henna and providing you the best quality Henna at your ease.
Hennaveda Organic Indigo Leaf Powder
With its history dating back to 5000 years in all the major civilisations( mayan, egyptian, indian etc).Indigo is one of the few available natural dyes in the modern world.
It is a widely used Ayurvedic natural hair colour. Our 100% Organic Hennaveda Indigo Leaf Powder is derived from the leaf of an organically grown indigo plant, and is one of the safest dyes to apply to your hair.
For best results we recommend applying the indigo powder a day after applying Hennaveda Organic Hair Henna. But if time restricts you, you can apply it with the Henna as well with no side effects.
Hennaveda Organic Hair Henna
Origin of henna as a hair colour, dates back to thousands of years when both men and women used to dye their hair, moustache, beard and even the hair of their animals.
It is the fastest growing competition for synthetic dyes with zero side effects in most cases. So with Hennaveda Organic Hair Henna we try to bring to you the individually selected produce from our top quality strains to give you the best possible results in your journey with henna.
Hennaveda Body Art Quality Organic Henna Powder
Henna commonly known as mehndi has been around the indian subcontinent since the time of the Egyptian civilisation( marking its origin there).
It is used as a natural cosmetic for body art on almost all occasions from weddings to major festivals in India thus keeping that in mind we have created a triple hand filtered fine powder from oraganically grown henna leaves which is tailored made for
the henna artists to use for this traditional body art form. This fine powder is ideal for creating the henna paste(mehndi). So, you trace accurate and intricate designs with ease as there is no chance of smearing or overspilling.
SM Heena Industries has been in the Henna(Mehndi) industry for more than 3 decades now and we objectively strive towards creating a holistic ecosystem which produces the best quality and purity in its products. From sources and raw materials to our production everything is based out in Sojat, the mehndi capital of India. Our raw materials are acquired from our ancestral farms and employ local farmers, who have been working with us for generations. 50% of the workers employed in our production unit are women from Sojat, setting new standards for operations in the industry.
SM Heena Industries is not just about producing top quality henna, rather its an attempt to preserve the traditional nuances of the age-old craft with the accuracy, purity and safety of the modern technologies and our horizons are not limited to this one magical herb, our focus is on exploring herbs and natural products which can replace all the harms of modern cosmetic and herbal consumption. Hennaveda Organic Indigo Powder is also produced with utmost care, manufacturing incomparable quality in prices that are targeted for the average Indian consumer. Our mission is to create a lifestyle that is holistic, organic, sustainable and healthy for you.
The idea behind the inception of Hennaveda was a problem with the quality of henna sold domestically. Everyone has memories related to the application of the magical herb, be it weddings, festivals or our parents’ monthly or bi-monthy ritual of using hair henna. But, what all those memories lacked was the quality in its fair price. Our mission with the brand is to provide the desired, completely organic and natural quality in a price which is fair to the Indian consumer through holistic practices which also preserve the traditional integrity of the age-old art form which is production of henna.