Tag Archives: alopecia

Online Resources

A compendium of helpful resources for those considering getting a henna crown, as well as other hair loss-related links, groups and organizations.

Informational Resources:
Alopecia Areata on Wikipedia
Alopecia Universalis on Wikipedia
Alopecia Areata on WebMD – overview

Groups and Organizations:
Alopecia World – Hair Loss Support Group
Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF)
Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation – Facebook page
Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CAANAF) website
Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation – Facebook page
Children’s Alopecia Project
Global Alopecia Mission
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) website

Chemotherapy-related Articles:

• Chemotheraphy and Hair Loss: What to Expect During Treatment – Mayo Clinic
Hair Loss and Chemotherapy – Chemo Care
Hair Loss During Chemotherapy – WebMD
• Chemo Safety For Those Around Me


* Online resources last updated: May 2014 

What are henna crowns?

Henna Crowns are a natural extension of using henna body art to beautify oneself. These crowns are used by those who have significant hair loss through either chemotheraphy, or a genetic condition known as “alopecia areata”.

A “henna crown” is the careful application of natural henna paste to the bald skin of a person’s head to create delicate and original motifs, that are designed to make the recipient feel more comfortable with their baldness through the beauty of henna.

Using the bald head as a blank canvas, professional henna artists create intricate and original designs onto the scalp, using safe and natural henna paste, which they have mixed themselves, using organic and other high quality ingredients.

These henna crowns can take between 1-2 hours to create, depending on the size and intricacy of the desired design; as some can extend towards the forehead or sides of the head, or along the base of the skull. This painless process of applying the henna paste is often described as relaxing, uplifting and empowering by recipients.

Depending on how well the henna body art is taken care of and the recipient’s individual skin chemistry; these beautiful henna crowns can last between 1-2 weeks and gradually fade through the skin’s natural exfoliation process.

Henna Crowns Network

Welcome to the Henna Crowns Network, a non-commercial informational website regarding the art of henna crowns, the importance of making an informed decision regarding your choice of henna body artist, health and safety issues, online resources and much more.

You’ll also find a growing international network of established professional henna artists, with years of experience in applying safe and natural henna, with the utmost care towards their clients.