What is Henna?
Henna is a dye derived from the plant called the Lawsonia inermis. This dye lasts from 1 -2 weeks when applied to the skin in paste form. Henna can also be used to dye fabrics, hair, and fingernails. When Henna has been first applied to the skin its a wet paste-like consistency and will later turn darker, harden and eventually flake off. After paste is removed, the henna should have left an orange stain on the skin that will gradually darken over the next 24 – 48 hours.
Type of Henna
We personally make the henna that we apply and are happy to give you a list of ingredients. We only use 100% natural henna. Please be aware that people with a G6PD deficiency MUST NOT have henna applied.
When henna is drying on the skin you want to leave it on as long as possible to it has a chance to dye the skin. Around 4 to 6 hours or overnight is best
For best results: We also have specialty medical tape available that we can apply in order to assist the paste in staying longer on the skin.
Try not to get water on the Henna after it has dried, water will stop the developing prosses of the henna.
For best results: Avoid water for 6 to 12 hours.
Note* when you are ready to remove the Henna Flakes, remove with fingernails or scrape off with credit card.
- Avoid scrubbing- Instead, wash gently and pat dry.
- Avoid swimming pools and hot tubs- Chemicals like chlorine will diminish the henna stain.
- Avoid harsh soaps- use natural soaps or Castille soap
- Use olive oil or coconut oil to moisturize the henna area