This Community Does Something Beautiful To Help Cancer Patients Cope With Their Hair Loss (PICS)

The art and tradition of using all-natural paste from the henna plant to create temporary henna tattoos goes back to ancient Asian and Middle-Eastern history, but there’s one group that has taken this ancient art form and given it a new, modern purpose.

Henna Heals is a community of henna artists based in Canada that creates beautiful flowering henna crown tattoos for women who have lost their hair to cancer and chemotherapy.
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The henna crowns, which feature traditionally feminine floral patterns, religious symbols and messages of hope, help women suffering from cancer cope with the loss of their hair to cancer.
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For people suffering from cancer, losing their hair to chemotherapy is a demoralizing difficulty that only adds to the emotional and physical struggles that come with their disease.
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“For cancer patients, the henna crowns really are a healing experience,” said Frances Darwin, the founder of Henna Heals.
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“This is all about them reclaiming a part of themselves that would normally be perceived as ill or damaged or not nice to look at and making it more feminine and beautiful.”
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An individual’s hair is a big part of how they perceive themselves, so many psychologically or spiritually focused healing campaigns focus on coping with hair loss as a way to help cancer patients’ lives easier.
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