Henna crowns are the new trend that can help empower people experiencing hair loss after chemotherapy or for those who suffer from alopecia. And having to deal with the fact that you have lost all your hair can be a very traumatic experience. Many will resort to a wig or a scarf to hide their bare head, but they now have the option to have gorgeous works of art drawn on their head.
What is Henna Heals?
Henna Heals is a community of nearly 150 henna tattoo artists worldwide which was founded in 2011 by photographer Frances Darwin. This Toronto-based community started with a team of only 5 women from Canada. “For me, Henna Heals is a passion project. I strongly believe in the power of art.”, Mrs. Darwin told The Huffington Post in an email.
The artists use 100% natural homemade henna paste that is deemed safe by Health Canada and has a very low allergic potential. The design lasts for about two weeks and takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. You can watch below a behind-the-scene of a henna crowns photoshoot about a mother and daughter as well as another young girl who are all suffering from alopecia:
A therapeutic experience
These henna temporary artworks help women rebuild their self-esteem and make them feel beautiful once again. Furthermore, the experience can be exceedingly therapeutic as it will help them accept their situation. It can also be done on any other part of the body like on a pregnant woman’s belly, a hand or anywhere one wants.
The story of Henna Heals
Check out the beautiful slideshow, created on ISSUU by Henna Heals, where you will find the entire story about the organization, how it all got started, some really interesting information about henna and wonderful inspirational stories.
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Photo credit: Photography by Frances Darwin — Design by artist Tarquin Singh
Slideshow credit: Henna Heals Video credit: Henna Heals/YouTube