He was only in his early twenties when his black hair started turning gray. Premature gray hair was hurting his image. Thus, Syed began his struggle to keep his formerly youthful appearance. Like countless other men and women, he used chemical dyes to hide the gray, however, after a couple years of use he started to experience allergic reactions to the dye: intensely itchy scalp left red and irritated. Unfortunately, his problem only got worse, even with so-called ‘mild’ dyes. He was left with thinning hair and bald spots. His thick hair was gone and what was left was: gray.
Eventually, following a friend’s advice, he decided to use what he thought was an all-natural product, "black henna" also called Kali Mendhi (hindi translation for black henna). The result was a nightmare! It ended with a trip to the Emergency Room: Blisters all over his scalp and sideburns, a swollen face and his eyes were almost sealed shut. He later found out that the Kali Mendhi black henna, contained paraphenyline-diamine (PPD). The reason for the adverse reaction uncovered! The quest continued to find an all natural hair dye that was free of ammonia, peroxide, PPD and similar chemicals.
At last, the answer: pure henna. Syed started using pure henna to cover his gray. The result was that his hair and scalp were revitalized. However, there was one big negative. His hair was now a scary reddish-orange. All he ever wanted was his black hair back!
He finally realized that if he couldn’t find what he was looking for, he would have to invent it himself-using NATURE. (As there is nothing grows in nature that gives a black color.) His quest came to fruition after several years of research. He worked in collaboration with the AMA Herbal Company of India who had only worked with natural dyes for textiles, previously. A revolutionary 100% natural hair dye that does not contain toxic chemicals is truly a brainchild of Syed Abbas. He also created an application process that is safe, healthy and very easy to use. Just mix and apply. No need to wait for countless hours. Results are much quicker than traditional henna that involves several hours to complete.
Everyone who wants to dye their hair or hide their gray will benefit from Syed's invention, Lustrous Henna® .
Author: L.J. O'Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
©2011. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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