February 12, 2013

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Henna after care and how to get dark henna stain- Expert advice from Farah Syed of Leezee’s Henna Art

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A dark henna stain is the dream of every girl/bride whenever she gets her henna done. However 50% of them end up with poor quality henna stain. It seems complicated however some precautions and tips can help you get the nicest henna stain ever.

                   

  1. First of all make sure your henna paste is fresh and made with quality ingredients.95% of henna cones available at your local grocery/convenience stores are old, made with poor quality henna powder and full of chemicals. Improper storage makes that henna paste runny and damages the stain release quality of henna.
  2. Tip: You can trust on Leezee’s Henna Cones that are made with 100% natural ingredients using the finest quality henna powder and essential oils. You can shop them worldwide at www.leezees.com
  3.  Wash your hands, arms or other body area where you intend to have your henna done with soap and warm water to remove any body lotion, Vaseline or any cosmetic. Lotion or Vaseline makes a thin coating on your skin that acts like a barrier. This barrier minimizes the henna stain absorption into your skin.
  4. Once you get your henna done, wait patiently to dry and keep it on for maximum amount of time. Longer you keep it on, darker the color would be .Generally for hands and feet I would recommend keeping it on for 6 to 8 hours. Keep it on for 10 to 12 hours for other body parts and stay away from water.
  5.  Usually henna paste dries in 15 to 20 minutes. Once it dries, dab on sugar water or Rose water and sugar mixture on you henna design with a cotton ball (mix equal parts of sugar & water/rose water).This mixture makes the henna paste moist and protect it from cracking. Moreover moist henna paste releases more stain.
  6. Once your henna design is dried and sugar water is on. You can add 3ts of cloves and 5 cloves of garlic in 3 cups of boiling water and moist your henna design with the steam. This step is optional but very effective to improve your henna stain. Keep your hands at the safe distance to avoid any accident.
  7. Before going to bed (if your henna is on for 10 to 12 hours) you can scrape it off and apply Vicks. It will keep your skin warm and stain will improve overnight. If you are planning to go to bed with the henna on, then wrap your henna design with the Hypafix tape, elastic bandage or simply with the toilet paper. It will keep henna paste in place, warm your body improve your henna stain and will keep your bedding clean. Cotton gloves can also be used for hands. I won’t recommend using cling wrap as it will make you sweaty and henna design will get mushy.
  8. In the morning you can wash your hands and apply olive oil or clove oil. However for the brides I will recommend to stay away from water for 24 hours. Just let the henna flakes off on its own and apply clove oil on the henna design area.
  9. Henna stain oxidizes with the passage of time. At first it will be light orange, then it will become dark orange and after 36 to 48 hours it will be dark brown to dark burgundy depending upon the skin type.
  10. Apply Vaseline on henna design area before taking a bath or before going for swimming. Water, soap, shampoo and chlorine fade the henna stain quickly.

I hope you will like and try to act upon the above tips to get a really nice henna stain. Please feel free to ask if you have further question or concern

Have a nice day:)

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Farah Syed
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9 Comments

Amita
Amita

January 06, 2015

Very helpful tips!….. Will try your tips for my cousin’s wedding next week! Thank you!

Nafisah
Nafisah

October 04, 2014

Thank you gunna try it tonight since its eid tomorrow

Twinkle
Twinkle

September 26, 2014

It really works ; thnks sooo much for these lovely tips .

Kayla
Kayla

July 27, 2014

It works

Raina
Raina

July 16, 2014

Thanks for your helpful advice, I just wanna ask that whenever I apply henna on my own hand or on anyone’s hand, however I have applied it straight but from some position of the hand it looks that I have applied it wrong and it’s not straight…what should I do…:(

Sharmila
Sharmila

May 14, 2014

Whether its necessary to keep it for 10 to 12 hours. I used to remove in an hour and how many days does your product takes to reach in shipping. I am in US california
Thanks in advance

yvonne
yvonne

March 26, 2014

hello, very helpful for the beginner like me. I am wondering though, I vend at different art shows and was thinking about offering henna. Is there a way to wrap them up after applying the henna so they don’t bump it or ruin it before the 8 hrs is up on leaving it on the skin? can I just apply it, dab it with the lemon/sugar swab and off they go? not sure what the best way to do this on the go…

Sarah
Sarah

October 22, 2013

Lovely tips

Sana
Sana

March 21, 2013

Very helpful tips!! Thanks
Soon gonna try your products! Inshallah

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