Summer is upon us and that means more exposed skin!
Summer is also known as “henna season” for most henna artist as this is when most of our business occurs. Parties, weddings, baby showers, festivals, you name it and there’s a reason to get some henna. Because henna is temporary on the skin, it’s fun to get it and watch the progress of your design from paste to stain development to the time that it begins to fade. Henna is perfect for those who do not want to commit to any “permanent” design or those who like to try out many different designs.
Have you decided to get henna but you don’t know how to take care of it? Here are a couple of tips to help get the most out of your henna stain:
-Leave your henna paste on for as long as possible, at least 2hrs.
-If your paste begins to crack and flake off, you can mix lemon juice with sugar and spray it onto the design or dab it with a cotton ball. The lemon juice will break down extra cellulose in the henna paste making the dye readily available and the sugar will help keep the paste on the skin. Be advised: sugar can attract insects…
-Once you remove the henna paste, keep the area dry.
-Refrain if possible from scrubbing the area that is stained by the henna. This will keep the henna stain from fading.
-Apply a sealant on the stain during the day; raw cocoa butter, shea butter or olive oil work well for this.
Henna stains can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. A month or more in some cases. Get the most out of your henna stain so you can continue to show it off this skin season (aka Summer)!
Have questions about henna or looking to get some henna soon? Contact me through the Bookings & Contact tab.