A Bit About Mehndi (Henna)
Mehndi is an art form which has been practiced for thousands of years throughout India, Africa, and Central Asia. Even today, Henna is applied to celebrate special events and
rites of passage.
Henna is a plant which has natural dyes in it. The leaves are dried and crushed into a fine powder. That powder is then mixed with black tea and oils to make a paste. This is the paste that is painted onto the skin and kept moist for about an hour. The paste is left on the skin for several hours, or overnight, and when removed, the skin has been dyed, leaving a design will last between 1 and 3 weeks.
How Long Does It Last?
some Common Questions…Answered!
Between 1 and 3 weeks. This will vary depending on your skin type, the placement of your design, and how it is cared for. note: Henna cannot be removed before it wears off.
How Long Does It Take?
This depends solely on the design you choose!
A small design may take an Artist 5 minutes, but a complex design may be 15 minutes or even hours.
Does It Hurt?
no. The henna is painted onto the surface of the skin only.
Is It Safe?
Yes. We use all natural products (Henna leaves, black tea, lemon juice and eucalyptus oil). If you tend to be very allergic, we can do a spot test prior to applying the design to test for reactions. (allergic reactions are very rare)
What Color Will It Be?
When the paste is removed, the stain is usually a light orange, and darkens to a reddish brown over the next day or two.
Can You Do Black Henna?
No! No! No! The only natural color ranges of Henna are orange, red, brown, and dark brown. Henna that dyes your skin black has other chemicals in it that are very toxic. These chemicals have been known to cause severe permanent scarring and liver damage. Please avoid “black Henna”.