2. Seal the Henna Paste
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.
4. Remove Paste
3. Let the Henna Sit
Great Henna must have great aftercare!
This process will ensure you get the best possible
stain and wear of your Henna design.
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.
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.
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.