How to get the best stain-
LEAVE THE PASTE ON AS LONG AS POSSIBLE- This is very important! Henna needs time to work its magic, and most people take 3-4 hours to get a good stain.
If you remove the paste before it has had time to stain your skin properly, you will only get a light design that won’t last!
KEEP YOUR DESIGN WARM- this helps darken the stain. Wrapping the design in cotton or tissue covered by plastic wrap is a great way to keep it warm and protected.
KEEP IT DRY! A henna design that’s kept dry for the first 24 hours will get about twice as dark and last much longer!
Getting the most out of your henna design
How to make your design last
+ Keep your design dry for the first 24 hours– IT WILL GET TWICE AS DARK!
+ Apply cocoa butter, oil, or waterproof sunscreen before showering
+ Applying cocoa butter or lotion daily will protect your design and help it last longer
+ The less a design is touched, the longer it will last
+ Enjoy your beautiful henna design!
THINGS THAT WILL FADE YOUR HENNA
+ Getting it wet within the first 24 hours!
+ Clothing that rubs on your design
+ Frequent washing
+ Cleaning chemicals
+ Contact lens cleaning solution
+ The chlorine in pool water (but you can protect your design for a BRIEF swim by applying a coating of Vaseline petroleum jelly or waterproof sunscreen before swimming)
+ Time- Most designs last from a week to a month. They will gradually fade as the stained skin cells wear away, but taking good care of your design will help you get the most out of it.