About Henna-FAQ

Q: What is Henna or Mehndi?
Henna is a powder derived from the Lawsonia Inermis plant. Dried Henna Leaf Powder has a dark orange colour which stain the skin when mixed with water (paste). Henna also called with different names and spelling such as, “mehendhi”, “mehndi”, “mendhi”, “henna”.

Q: Is Henna safe for skin?
There is no side effects of natural henna, we use only 100%  organic henna, freshly home made henna paste. Chemicals based henna is dangerous for your skin whether it is black henna or red henna.

Q: Ingredients of our henna paste?
We make fresh henna home made paste with following ingredients,

  • Mehendi/Henna Powder
  • Teabags
  • Sugar
  • Henna Oil
  • Cloves
  • Water
  • Lemon juice

Q: How long does Henna colour last?

Henna color comes out different on everyone. Body chemistry, temperature and location on the body have a lot to do with how dark the stain will be. Our hands and feet stains much darker than  on the upper arm or back. Henna stains are darkest during the first 5-10 days and fade in 1-3 weeks.

Q: Other uses of henna?
Henna is most commonly used for temporary tattoos and hair dye, but can also be used to treatment for dandruff.

 

Henna Care Instructions

Henna color comes out different on everyone. Body chemistry, temperature and location on the body have a lot to do with how dark the stain will be. Our hands and feet stains much darker than  on the upper arm or back. Henna stains are darkest during the first 5-10 days and fade in 1-3 weeks.

The following are some steps you can follow to get a good stain.

  1. Let the henna dry.
    Henna paste take approximately half an hour to dry .After 30 minutes you do not have to worry about smudging it. Keep all clothing, hair, etc. away from your henna design for at least half an hour. Once the henna paste is dry it would be like crust.
  2. Leave the henna on.
    Leave the henna on as long as possible. The longer you leave the henna paste on, the darker the color will be and the longer it will last. Leave it on a minimum of 4 hour or more. Its better to keep it overnight.
  3. Seal dried paste onto the skin by spraying lemon sugar liquid with spray bottle or dabbing with cotton ball dipped in lemon sugar syrup (Dissolve 3 tsp of sugar in 3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice.  Adjust quantities to make thick syrup like consistency). Make sure it make Henna paste moist not runny otherwise it will smudge .once its dry then Wrap with an old sock, cloth glove or medical bandage , anything will work to keep the henna paste on the skin and to protect clothing and furniture. Once henna paste is dry try to keep it your hands warm ,the moment your skin gets cold, henna stops staining.
  4. After 4-8 hours, do not wash off with soap and water. Scrape the paste off gently. You might use a little vegetable oil or baby oil to help taking the paste off.
  5. Henna stain will be light/bright orange at first and will darken to a deep brown over the next 24-48 hours.  This gradual darkening of the stain is a sign that the henna paste is 100% natural!           
  1. Take care to maintain your henna as long as possible.
  1. Do waxing, shaving and bleach at least 48 hours before you get henna done.
  2. Protect the henna from water. You can use olive oil, bandage sealer, waterproof  gloves to protect henna tattoo.
  3. Avoid chlorine, salt water, dish soap, bleach, other cleaning materials, and any other harsh chemicals. You can bath and shower as usual. Avoid hand sanitizer – it is the #1 thing that cause to get off henna stains FAST.  Nail polish remover and whitening tooth paste has also been known to fade henna stains more quickly. You can use them if you want to get rid of the henna more quickly on purpose.