x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Are you worried about using black henna? Have you ever had an allergic reaction to henna?

A chemical frequently added to henna, the reddish-orange dye used to paint temporary flowing designs on women's hands and feet, may be regulated because it can cause severe allergic reactions, says the Ministry of Environment and Water.

A chemical frequently added to henna, the reddish-orange dye used to paint temporary flowing designs on women's hands and feet, may be regulated because it can cause severe allergic reactions, says the Ministry of Environment and Water. The ministry says the chemical, P-phenylenediamine (PPD) has been added to some henna mixes - especially ones known as "black henna" - to speed up the dying process. Are you worried about using black henna? Have you ever had an allergic reaction to henna?