What is Henna?
Henna or Mehndi is a traditional form of dyeing/tattooing that is natural and has been done for many years within South Central Asia, Western Asia, some South East Asian Countries, Arabian peninsula/Middle East, and Africa. Henna is actually the name of the plant and the leaves of the plant is what makes the henna paste. The henna plant leaves are then dried up and turned into a powder. The powder is then turned into a paste which is then used to create henna. In order to create the paste, the dried henna leaves powder is mixed with water, sugar, essential oils, and sometimes lemon juice are mixed together. Our henna artist utilizes the henna powders that come all the way from India and Pakistan from the finest sources. Sometimes tea water is added. The reason these other ingredients are added is to bring out the colors of the henna and cultural traditions. In addition to that, a henna artist might use a mixture of sugar lemon water as a sealant to help bring out the colors. Henna can last for 1to 3 weeks.
Before Care information
It is recommended that when applying henna for the first time to shave or wax the area one day before because the hairs can affect the designs and you want to avoid exfoliation to the area for a week. If you self tan, its recommended to get a tan at least a day prior to your appointment. Additionally, if you plan on getting your nails done, please do attend to your nail appointment prior to your henna appointment. It is also important that you let your henna artist know if you feel any itchiness or irritation from the henna. Furthermore, if you have a G6PD deficiency, please consult with your doctor prior to getting the henna. So try this natural form of tattooing/dyeing today and see what all the rave is about!