What is the color of the henna stain?
Once the paste has dried and scraped off, the initial stain is usually yellow-orange in color. The stain is still wet in most of the pictures below which is why it is shiny. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, with exposure to air, the stain will oxidize and darken. The final stain will be in the range of dark orange, red or brown. Variation in the exact shade and darkness of the final stain depends on the body chemistry of the individual, the area of body painted, and the length of time the paste is left on the skin.

How long does the stain last?
The longer the paste is left on the skin, the deeper the dye will penetrate the outer most layer of the skin, resulting in a darker and longer lasting stain. It will last longest, up to 2 weeks, on thick, dry and coarse skin texture such as hands and feet. On areas where the skin is thinner, such as arms, chest and back, the stain would fade more quickly, lasting anywhere from 3 to 10 days. The stain will fade gradually following the natural skin exfoliation and regeneration process. For the darkest and longest lasting stain, apply the paste to hands and feet, keep the painted area warm, and leave the paste on at least 8 hours.

How is henna paste applied?
Modern day henna artists use plastic cones, syringes or small squeezable bottles to transfer the paste to the skin.

Is Henna application painful?
The application process is not painful at all as the mud-like paste is applied or “laid” on the skin surface. The skin is not pierced or broken as in tattooing with ink. The henna paste will feel cool on the skin due to the cooling properties of the henna plant. If the paste has been added with essential oils like eucalyptus or tea tree, some tingling sensation might be felt. It’s pretty much like applying medicated oil on the skin!

We provide Henna for adult and children’s parties. Not recommended for children under 7. As mentioned above, the quantity that can be applied in one hour is based on the intricacy of the design, as well as the size. If we’re applying small designs for children (flower, butterfly, peace sign, etc.), we can do approx. 20-25 in an hour's time.

Please note: We have a large variety of designs to choose from in addition to what you see here.



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