How to Care for Your Henna

FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW FOR THE BEST RESULTS

  1. LEAVE YOUR PASTE ON for 6-18 hours. The longer the paste stays on the better! Once the henna paste turns from a wet green paste to a dry cracked mud, your henna is dry now and you can move freely throughout the day.   

  2. SCRAPE THE PASTE OFF using your hand, a debit card or the dull side of a butter knife and reveal your fresh orange stain!

  3. AVOID WATER for at least 24 hours to get the darkest stain possible, the essential oils will stay on the skin longer and your stain will get darker. If not, the stain will be severely reduced in color and days of wear. This orange color will oxidize into a reddish brown over the course of 48 hours. The henna stain will be its darkest color the second day after paste removal, so be sure to coordinate your henna appointment with important event dates. 

TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE YOUR HENNA LAST LONGER

  • Put a food grade oil on your design anytime before getting the design wet. Olive Oil would be great! However, applying petroleum based products to your design like Vaseline or Baby Oil is not recommended as it accelerates the exfoliation process.  

  • Avoid heavy exfoliation while enjoying your henna design. This will ensure that your stain lasts even longer. It's okay to rub soap over your design, but avoid any loofas or sponges.

  • Many people sleep with their henna on overnight, however, leaving it on overnight is not recommended for those with night sweats or those who are hot sleepers. Sweating will cause the henna to run and smear. When sleeping with henna on, always cover your design in a cotton or cotton like substance to protect your sheets and other body parts from staining. An old tube sock, tight long sleeved shirt or paper towel with tape to secure will do.