Henna Aftercare

Want to get a dark stain?

Follow the after care instructions

  • Leave paste on skin for at least 6-8 hrs. Overnight is even better.
  • Seal dried paste onto the skin by dabbing with cotton ball dipped in lemon sugar syrup.
  • HEAT is a friend of henna. Warming your henna design with the henna paste still on your skin will help in achieving a dark stain. You can warm your hand over the stove with 10-12 cloves, or in front of the fireplace or a space heater, or even use a heating pad.
  • Apply more sugar-lemon juice syrup. Heat again. Repeat process 3-4 times.
  • As long as the henna paste is moist, it will keep staining…heating makes u sweat and hence moistens the paste.
  • Wrap with toilet paper, or medical bandage…anything will work, to keep the henna paste on the skin and to protect clothing and furniture. If leaving on all night, be sure to keep your henna design WARM ALL NIGHT...the moment your skin gets cold, henna stops staining. You can wrap up your henna design with layers of tissue paper and then one layer of plastic wrap to retain heat. Just be careful that you do not sweat too much or the plastic wrap will cause your beautiful henna design to smudge.
  • After 6-8 hours, do not wash off with soap and water. Scrape the paste off gently. You can use warm mustard oil help taking the paste off.
  • Avoid direct contact with water for the next 24 hrs. Keep stain coated with mustard oil/olive oil/coconut oil to create a barrier.
  • Henna stain will be light/bright orange at first and will darken to a deep brown over the next 48-60 hours. This gradual darkening of the stain is a sign that the henna paste is 100% natural!

FAQs

What is Henna?

Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) is a flowering plant. The leaves of the Henna plant contain a natural and very effective coloring pigment: Lawsone. This Orange/Red dye releases as the leaves are crushed. Drying, milling, and sifting the Henna leaves into a fine powder maximizes the pigment (Lawsone) release.

What is the significance of Henna?

In India the "Ritual of Mehndi" is celebrated by the bride's family. The ritual is held one night before the wedding. It is looked at in the form of party or family gathering to enjoy the moments, wherein Henna is applied to the bride's hands and feet. Henna is considered auspicious, so it is applied to the bride and other female family members of the bride as a blessing to bring good luck in her married life.

What kind of henna do you use?

Henna for all only use 100% organic FDA approved henna powder, other ingredients are water, lemon juice, and sugar and high quality therapeutic grade essential oils. I make the mix fresh for all of my clients to ensure the best quality.

What is the best way to contact you?

Please email me at hennaforall@hotmail.com for any inquiries. I try to respond within 12 Horus. For the clients who have booked already, can text me for immediate response.

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