What is henna?
Henna is the worlds oldest cosmetic. Dating back to Bronze Ages, warrior goddesses would use it on their skin to celebrate victories. It is thought to ward off evil and is a symbol of celebration.
Henna (Lawasonia Inermis) is a bush with white, pink and red flowers. The plant leaves produce a red dye that naturally stains the top several layers of our skin. These leaves are ground into a fine powder then mixed with lemon juice, sugar and essential oils creating a mud like paste.
I never use “BLACK HENNA” or product that contains PPD or hair dye to achieve a black satin. The black stain I use is Jagua. It is a blue/black stain derived from a fruit in the amazon, much like a pomegranate fruit. Its gel is applied and washed off after 2-4 hours. Appointment only.
How long does it last?
After henna has been applied, leave the paste on your skin for 4-6 hours without getting it wet. Naturally it will start to crumble off. You can mist lemon juice on your skin to keep your henna moist. The longer the paste is on your skin, the longer darker the satin. Henna takes 48 hours to fully oxidize, leaving you with rich red/brown adornment. Henna stains the darkest on your hands and feet. It can stain other parts of the body but due to natural body oil and thinner layers of skin it does not reach as rich of a stain as the hands and feet. Henna lasts 7-10 days in Colorado’s dry climate.
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