henna a natural product?
Yes. Henna is a natural pigment, and in most people will cause no harm.
leaves are taken from the plant, dried, and ground into a powder.
commercial henna products may have added ingredients; always read
It is best to do a patch test to be sure that your skin
is not sensitive to
Does it hurt to apply henna to the skin?
No! Whether for everyday wear or special celebrations, painting henna
skin is a painless beauty treatment. It is a pleasant and relaxing
The most difficult part of getting a henna design is sitting
still for the time
which can be anywhere from few minutes to
several hours depending
on the complexity of the design. Henna designs
are drawn free-hand with a
pastry-bag-like cone, that does not pierce
How long will my henna design last?
Permanent Tattoos are not easily removed and, in some cases, may cause
permanent discoloration. Henna body designs will last anywhere from
to weeks. It fades off naturally in 2 to 3 weeks, depending
on the original color
of the henna, where it is placed on the skin,
how long it is left on the skin, your
skin type, the number of soap
water washings, and any exfoliation of the area.
What do you do after henna is drawn on the skin?
After the henna design is drawn on the skin, it will take about 15–30
to dry completely. The artist will then seal it with a natural
product to keep
design intact so it won’t flake off. You have
to leave the design on the skin for
minimum 6–8 hours (more for
better results) without washing or scrubbing
area. When ready to
remove the paste, you will apply any oil and scrape off the
Then apply heat to the design for few minutes to activate the henna
Make sure you do not wash the design with soap for the next 24
when the color gets darker and darker.
What are the usual colors of henna?
Depending on your body chemistry and skin color, the designs can appear
orange, red, brown, burgundy, or khaki green. The color of henna
is also based
on the strength of the henna paste, the length of time
it is left on the skin and
the after care given.
The best place to get the really red shades are palms of hands and soles
Most other areas won't show the reds nearly as well. As a rule,
the hands and
take the dye the best and so will have the most vibrant
As you move away from the extremities and closer
to the body, your stains
will be lighter and less vibrant. You can counteract
this to some degree, especially
if you are having the design applied
for a special occasion, by having a second
application of henna a day
or two after your first.
What is Black Henna and why is it used?
Black henna is not natural henna! It often contains a chemical (PPD)
cause serious inflammation to the skin. People use black henna
because of the
black tattoo like color. DO NOT USE BLACK HENNA. Always
check with the
see if they are using Black Henna. If so, choose
another artist who
What is the new & trendy GLITTER HENNA / zardosi and jewel henna?
Glitter henna is the latest craze to hit the fashion world. Its not merely being
used for decorative purpose, but also for making a unique fashion statement. It
is the latest fad all around the globe. Manufacturers are designing stylish and
innovative glitter henna and exporting them to meet the growing demand for
such products. It is waterproof and does not have any adverse effects on the
Left on the skin, glitter henna stays until the design is washed off. They're
colorful and festive, and make simple patterns look dazzling. They are worn to
the outfit and add glamour & style to the occasion.
Zardosi henna: Body safe glitter in gold or silver. Adds a very rich and ethnic
touch to the henna and looks like the zardosi work on bridal sarees and lehngas.
These are highlights added to the henna design to match the wedding/party
Gems or Jewels: Gems or Body jewel embellishments add sparkle to the
henna design and stay until the design is washed off. These can be used on
bridal designs for a very special effect.
The colored designs seen on this site are henna embellished with zardosi (body
safe glitter and gold), jewel crystals and body safe skin products.
Glitter tattoo stick ons: For those who are on the run and want a quick,
pretty, non-messy beauty treatment on their skin, glitter tattoo is the way
go. These are black or burgundy sticker tattoos ( with gold or silver
highlights) that will stick to your skin and adorn your body. The beauty of
this is that it looks like a real tattoo ( since it comes in black color too) and
can be applied to any part of the body. It stays for a few days on the skin.
Great for a real tattoo look - models can consider this for ease of changing
attire for a show.
Jewel sticker tattoos: These are something similar to the glitter stick ons,
are more functional like the bindis. They are gorgeous designs made
of jewels (fine crystal stones) and come in a wide range of colors
and patterns. These can be used several times (like the bindis). You can stick
them on anywhere in your body and peel & save them after the party and
reuse them anytime. Great for parties, fashion shows and models.
Block Mehndi: These are wooden blocks with artistic henna designs carved
on them. The artist dips the block in a Mehndi ink (red) and imprints on
body. It stays on the skin until washed off. Great for people who want a
just for the occasion and then wash off.
What are the other uses of henna?
Henna is often used as a natural hair-dye, conditioner and cooling agent.
a lovely reddish brown hue to the hair. It can also be used
It is safe, effective, and a great conditioner. It is
also used as a fabric
dye. All of these uses of henna have been around
for many centuries.
Henna is extensively used as a therapy. Since it cools the body and
the nerves, it can be a totally relaxing, uplifting experience
to heal your
and spirit. If you get frequent heat related headaches,
drawn on your palms and feet can relieve you of the pain.
situation, can find henna painting to calm the nerves
The new trend of henna painting on head has started with patients
chemo-therapy, needing an added beauty to their looks
and feel. Having
henna done on your head leaves you with an elegant and
and you can choose to paint different designs each month to
look and feel great!
For what type of occasions would henna be appropriate?
Henna or Mehndi is widely used for weddings, baby showers, festivals
celebration all over the world. However, Henna is becoming very
USA, as a body decoration and fashion statement. It can
be used as an
adornment for any kind of celebration like birthday parties,
promotions, fashion shows, school/college carnivals,
henna parties, vacation,
weekend parties, to name a few. It
is a fun, beautiful and relaxing
for any age group. Its a
great way to decorate your body
the commitment of a tattoo,
adds richness and beauty to your being. Henna
make an ever lasting
impression as a birthday gift for someone special.
What is the best time of the year to get henna?
Although there is no constraint on the “best time” for henna,
would add more beauty and color to the henna, since
gives a darker stain to the henna and you can wear outfits
to showoff your
design. Fall and winter will be great months to
have henna done to
hands and feet, where it will add elegance to
your look and enhance the
mood of the wearer.
How much would a design cost?
Typically it would be $5 and up. Rates vary depending on the type and
the design (the intricacy and time involved), the type &
size of the event, the
number of people served, and the travel time.
Typically individual rates are
to individuals and small groups
(less than 10). Big events and parties are
charged by the hour. You
can contact me for your particular situation to get
the best rates and
Preparing your skin for Mehndi
Prior to getting your henna design started, cleanse your skin thoroughly
water and soap. Do not use any lotion, perfume, powder or
oil in the
area you're going to have the henna on. Your skin should
be clean and dry.
Make sure you schedule your appointment so that you have ample time
the henna paste on your skin for an extended period of time
disturbing it. This means, not having to wash the area for at
least 6 to 8 hours,
preferably overnight. Keep in mind that it takes
the dye 24 to 48 hours to get
to its peak, rich color. So, if you are
scheduling mehndi for a special
your appointment should be
2-3 days ahead of time.
Disclaimer: Only natural henna is used in all our work. Ingredients in my henna paste are: henna powder, tea extract, sugar, lemon juice and pure essential oils. As with all cosmetics and body care products, test on an inconspicuous area of skin for any allergic reaction. Allergies can develop anytime, based on your health condition, so re-test before every application. Henna Bash strives to maintain all safety standards within its limit. However, Henna Bash is NOT responsible for any allergic reactions caused to its clients for use of its products and other 3rd party products.
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