Henna Aftercare

 

Great Henna must have great aftercare!  

This process will ensure you get the best possible

stain and wear of your Henna design. 

1. Let the Henna Dry

Let your Henna dry without disturbing the design anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Weather and body temperature may help or hinder this process so allow room for error. It will look a bit like cracked or flaky mud when it has dried. 

2. Seal the Henna Paste
(OPTIONAL)

To ensure success in the next step and if you have access to a sealant solution, sealing the Henna with a spray or by dabbing it on will prevent the design from completely flaking off. A sealant is made from a lemon sugar mixture (sticky and sweet) and can be found at Flowerchild's booth or easily made at home.

3. Let the Henna Sit

Henna need time to allow the natural protiens to dye the skin. The longer it sits, the darker the color, and the longer the wear of the design. Wear the Henna for

a minimum of 4 hours, maternity Henna for 6 hours,

and bridal Henna for 8 hours.

4. Remove Paste

Gently remove the Henna paste by scraping it off over a trash can or outside. For stubborn Henna places, use olive oil to soften before removing. The stain will first appear lighter in hue only to darken over the next 48 hours. 

Henna can last anywhere from 1 - 3 weeks depending on placement of the design and aftercare conditions. To ensure maximum lifespan of your design, avoid chlorine pools, heavy exfoliation of skin, and petroleum-based lotions or oils. To better preserve your henna in water, rub olive oil or a chapstick to the skin before bathing.