Henna is a plant called Lawsonia Inermis. The plant grows best in heated areas. A good henna powder comes from hot and dry climates, which will stain the darkest.
The henna plant contains a reddish-orange dye that binds to the keratin in our skin and temporarily stains the skin.
Here on this page, you can find the list of Henna Tips to help you achieve darker stains.
Waxing a day before applying henna will help to:
- Remove dead skin cells.
- A fresh layer of skin.
- Smoother and even skin texture.
- Unwanted hair removed.
- The Henna stain will last longer.
Select outfit carefully
Be comfortable during your bridal henna application. Avoid wearing Saree, Long Lehenga/Long Anarkali, sharara/Gharara.
It’s highly recommended for brides to shower and carefully exfoliate hands, arms, feet, and legs before getting their henna application. Applying henna on a fresh layer of skin will help the stain last longer.
Suppose you have a Haldi/Turmeric ceremony after henna application (the exact date or the following day). Try to wear gloves/clear wrap so as not to interfere with the henna stain! Its recommended to have the Haldi ceremony before applying bridal henna.
Body temperature plays an integral part in the henna staining progress! The higher the body temperature is, the faster will the Henna stain’s skin. As henna is cooling, it’s advisable to make sure to drink something warm throughout the day to keep your body temperature warm!
When getting your bridal henna done, it’s recommended sitting in a warmer room/place, sitting by a fireplace or a space heater is best!
Warmer temperature will keep your body warm, which will help you achieve the darkest stain, and of course, it will make your henna stain last longer.
Leave the dry henna on as long as possible! The longer you leave the henna on, the darker the color will be and the longer it will last. Its recommended to leave the dry henna paste on for a minimum of 5-6 hours.
Wrapping your henna directly with plastic or saran wrap is one of the most common mistakes one makes. The best way to secure your henna: Try wrapping your hands, arms, and feet with a thin layer of toilet paper.
When removing the dried henna, ensure NOT to wash with water for the first 24 hours. Instead, use any organic oil to moisturize your skin. It will help soften the dried henna, which will make it easier to remove without using water. And this will also help remove the stickiness of the lemon/sugar mixture.
Lemon Sugar Mix
Once the henna paste fries, it tends to crack and flack off. We do recommend henna must remain on the skin for 5-6 hours for the darkest. Lemon sugar, a mixture, helps the henna stain a darker and long-lasting color.
We recommend sealing the henna with a lemon/sugar mixture for 20-25 Minutes to prevent the henna paste from crumbling off.