Frequently asked Questions.
How long does it last?
The Design will look good for 1 to 2 weeks, fading gradually within that time.
Factors determining this
are the depth of the stain, the particular body
area chosen, and how much that area is exposed to water,
What is the colour of
the Henna stain?
After the paste comes off, the stain colour ranges from orange to a darker reddish
depends on the area of the body treated, the quality of the
henna powder, the quality of the application
and how long the paste is
left on . Also, hands and feet stain the darkest.
What about black Henna?
Henna alone does not produce a black stain. There are several authentic additives
or mixtures that give
a black-dying henna. Especially in North Africa. Not
one of these formulas is clearly non-toxic or healthy for the body.
Why do many photographs of Henna design look black?
These photos where taken with the henna paste freshly applied or still on
the skin. When the paste is removed the
stain colour is orange to reddish brown.
How long does it take to do?
The length of a sitting ranges from 10 minutes
for a simple design to two hours for bridal, as it covers
large body area painted
with an intricate design.
Though in some cases the painting itself may only take 10 minutes,
needs to be
preserved with a lemon sugar solution which
the artist applies after the paste becomes firm on the skin.
How does it feel to have it done?
Unlike tattoos, henna does not hurt because there are no needles used and no
skin is broken. Henna is applied
to the top of the skin, and many
people enjoy the coolness of the paste as it is painted on
the skin. Henna
is a soothing
mixture and conditions the skin.
What aftercare is required to
get darker stain?
approximately 15 to 20 minutes to dry, allow it to peel off itself. Brownish-orange
to dark chocolate coloured
colour will be seen. Do not wash
the skin for at least 6 hours. The
colour of Henna will gradually darken to dark brown and
for 10 to 12 days.
This stain gradually
fades as the skin's surface naturally renews itself.
more you wash or scrub it,
it will fade.It has NO chemicals or dye added and is made
from all natural materials.