frequently asked questions
What people think of henna and what actually henna is?
People think Henna is a dye or a permanent tattoo but Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, that grows about 4 feet high called lawsonia inermis. It is grown in various tropical climates of Asia and Africa. People in early years used henna for cooling their body. Henna is not a permanent tattoo but a temporary tattoo that stays on the skin for about 7 to 10 days, depending on individual’s skin and also which part of body had henna done to it. Henna leaves dried in sun and crushed in the form of powder, mixed with water to make a paste. Henna paste is applied with an applicator, usually with plastic cone. After application, you need to keep that body part away from any obstacle so that it doesn’t smudge the design. Henna will always leave reddish brown or brown color, depends on individual’s skin. There is no such thing called white or black henna. They are referring either paint or dye, which should always be used with high precautions.
People get confused with white henna and normal henna. White henna is basically the white face paint which is applied with the brush /applicator and after drying it is washed with the water without leaving any satin or mark. Be careful of white paint some may use the white toxic paint which is harmful.
- Whereas, henna in general when applied with an applicator/cone leaves a red brownish stain upto10-15 days depending upon the care taken.
- Difference between the black henna and reddish brown henna is that black henna is the black dye that is used to in the henna paste to give henna instant color.
- Reddish brown henna is the henna that is put on and leaves the light color in night and gradually gets the reddish-brown color the other day.
For how long henna paste needs to be stayed on to get good result?
It takes 15 to 20 minutes to get the paste dry. Spraying the mixture of lemon and sugar also helps henna to get the more color/stain. In the initial stage, you will get the pale orange color but gradually it will darken to reddish brown.
DO NOT HAVE HENNA IN BLACK COLOR BECAUSE BLACK COLOR IS ACTUALLY A DYE COLOR WHICH DEPENDS ON SKIN, COULD BE HARMFUL FOR SKIN.