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16th May 2014

Henna Heals – Tattoo Crowns Bring Confidence To Women Experiencing Hair Loss

An empowering idea.

Cathy Donohue

Henna Heals is an organisation using natural ingredients and detailed artistry to help women experiencing hair loss regain their confidence.

Intricate henna crowns on client’s heads are designed using safe temporary dyes and after two weeks, the ink fades away.

The idea originated with Canadian photographer Frances Darwin in 2011 but has grown to involve a community of 150 artists spread all over the world.

“For me Henna Heals is a passion project. I strongly believe in the power of art, ” Darwin wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.

Some of the women who use Henna Heals are suffering from alopecia, a non-life threatening autoimmune disease that can cause partial or complete baldness.

Other women are getting chemotherapy treatment for cancer, which can lead to hair loss.

“This now is just one more empowering move, really, to just sort of become comfortable with who we are,” Karen McKinney, who got a henna crown with her daughter, says in the video above.

Images via Henna Heals Facebook page.