Henna is free from chemicals and superior in quality. It gives a lasting and excellent colour. Easy to apply and no messing around for making a henna cone for tattoos.
Directions for use: Cut the cone from the thin end and use the cone from by pushing the other end from the top.
Product of India.
Henna is a plant (binomial name - Lawsonia inermis) found and grown in South Asian and North African countries. It is used since ancient time to color skin, hair, fingernails, leather, and wool. The name Henna is also used for dye or paste derived from the leaves of the plant, and for the art of temporary tattooing from those paste.
The English name "henna" comes from the Arabic حــنــا, pronounced ħinnā.
How is henna applied?
· Henna is applied to clean, dry skin. This can take anywhere from a few minutes for a simple design which take 5 minutes to 4 or 5+ hours for a heavy bridal mehndi.
o Once dry, it can be sealed with a sugar solution or left as it is. Henna paste is left on for a minimum of 4-6 hours, though overnight is traditional and guarantees the best colour.
o After 4-12 hours, the paste is gently removed by picking it off or removing using a blunt tea spoon. NEVER WASH IT OFF!
o You should avoid water for 12-24 hours after removing the paste for best colour results. You should also avoid detergents, exfoliants, manual labour, and swimming in chlorine water,moisturisers as these things will fade the henna faster.
o Applying a natural vegetable or beeswax based oil/balm before bathing can help prolong the life of your henna design. You can do this several times a day.
o For best results, henna should be applied 2-3 days prior to your important event (such as wedding or photoshoot) so that the stain is at its peak on your special occasion.
How long does henna last?
Henna works by staining your dead skin cells. You have 7-10 layers of them on you. Right now. Even if you exfoliated this morning! Henna can last 1-4 weeks, but usually it looks fresh for about a week and fades after that, depending on how fast your skin is renewing itself. Swimming, washing dishes, and doing housework or strenuous activity like rock-climbing or yoga can accelerate the fading process. Henna is permanent on the hair and nails until they grow out.