Dubai municipality warns of use of white henna

Dubai municipality warns of use of white henna

The Dubai municipality this year ordered the closure of seven beauty salons, against 27 salons last year, due to repeating the violations.



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 6:17 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Dubai – The Dubai municipality has warned of using the white henna unless it’s proven safe, Arabic daily Al Roeya reported on Wednesday.

The municipality assured that it has not seized any sample of the white henna at ladies beauty parlours so far, following a barrage of questions it received from people, who were inquiring whether this material is safe or not.

People reacted on the white henna in the wake of images that spread in Instagram showing the way of how to use it.

Speaking to Al Roeya, Head of the Health Control Section of Dubai Municipality Hafiz Ghaloom, said if a sample of this kind of henna was spotted, it would be seized right away from the beauty salon, with the sample is sent to the Dubai Central laboratory for an examination to verify if it is safe when used on the skin, and whether it is clear of any hazardous or banned substances.

Stepping up control and inspection has contributed to curtailing the use of the black henna, which is mixed with hazardous chemical substances.

It is revealed that about 90 per cent of the beauty parlours in Dubai estimated to 1800 centres, had refrained from using such type of henna.

The municipality did not detect this year any violation of the same, while 13 cases were spotted last year, Ghaloom noted.

The Dubai municipality this year ordered the closure of seven beauty salons, against 27 salons last year, due to repeating the violations.

All beauty salons that were ordered shut have opened again five days after the closure order– the grace the municipality grants the errant salons to rectify their status, Ghaloom added, referring to the fact that the violators had abided by the municipality’s health conditions after the closure.


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