Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:32 PM
Just used henna for the first time. The color turned out great. And you don't need nearly as much as many vendors say you do. Which is crazy because the reason I didn't try before now was the expense of the amount one site claimed I needed. Which is 300-500 grams for long hair. And I bought a much cheaper brand on Amazon anyway. . http://www.amazon.co...keywords=henna. $10 for 500 grams. And I didn't measure in grams, but I mixed 1 1/2 cups. less than a third of the bag, and it was still way, way more than I needed. One $10 bag is going to be enough for many months.
No fumes. No "fragrance" that could mean anything. Smells like dried grass.
I left it on for 4 hours. Next time, I plan to do the roots only and try 3 hours. It is a little drying even though I applied a little coconut oil to the ends. So I applied more afterwards. Other than that coconut oil after the henna, I've had no need for conditioner since I stopped shampooing my hair.
If you are going to consider a study to be flawed because it uses rats, then you have to apply that to a hell of a lot of studies into your beloved pharmeceuticals & cosmecueticals.
And one of the biggest flaws in studies that decide chemicals are safe is that they don't study them long enough or study the cumulative affects of the massive amount of chemicals we come in contact with today.
Also, a hell of a lot of things are lumped into alternative medicine. So yeah.
Yes, rat studies are extremely common. Rat studies are used as a jumping board, not solid, irrefutable evidence that it does the same in humans. One shouldn't imply or claim that results from a rat study would be the same in people, especially all the time. One should also know how to interpret the results, as well as look into the study's quality.
Hmm. I think "Well Duh!" is the appropriate response to those comments. I've no idea why you made them.
However, you claimed an above study was flawed, citing the fact that it was done on rats as a reason. That's not a flaw. That's merely "not solid, irrefutable evidence that it does the same in humans." Although odds are good that it does. Otherwise, there'd be no point in doing rat studies. Most species respond to toxic substances in similar ways. Especially we omniverous mammals. Our skin functions mostly the same and we can metabolize mostly all the same substances. Now, if the study was on a frog with it's amphibious skin that absorbs everything or a Cat that can't metabolize all kinds of compounds we can, then odds wouldn't be quite as good that it is applicable to humans. But that's why they don't do the studies on frogs & cats.
And yes, I know what they look for when supposedly deeming something to be safe. 1) They do that in other countries as well. And very often ban things our agencies tell us are 'safe.' and of course, our chemical and pharmeceutical companies have zero concerns about selling banned substances in countries where they have no such agencies. And 2) They don't study enough. As I said before "they don't study them long enough or study the cumulative affects of the massive amount of chemicals we come in contact with today. "
In some other countries, like Scandinavian countries, they've begun to measure & consider the body burden. And many now banned substances were once determined to be safe. Until they discovered that they weren't.
Edited by alternativista, 23 April 2014 - 03:17 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!