About Henna

Basic information about henna.

 
 
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What is Henna?

Simply put, henna is a plant.

The leaves and stems of the henna plant produce a natural red dye that is used to stain the skin.

 
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How long do henna stains last?

Henna stains last for a week, usually.

Henna stains tend to last longer and get darker on thick-skinned areas, such as palms and heels

 
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Am i too dark for henna?

No. Your complexion has little to do with the henna staining process.

The dye in henna is translucent. This means that whatever colour is below the henna stain will usually enhance its colour

 
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What is white henna?

"White henna" isn't actually henna at all.

Because of the overwhelming demand for white body art, the henna community facilitated by coming up with a number of manmade products to mimic henna with a white pigment. Unfortunately, unlike henna, it rarely lasts more than a day

 

 
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Why are Henna stains lighter in some areas?

Henna stains tend to last longer and get darker on thick-skinned areas, such as palms and heels.

The closer the stain is to your torso and head, the less vibrant they become. The skin in these areas are thin in comparison to the hands and feet

 
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DOES HENNA COME IN DIFFERENT COLOURS?

No! The henna plant only produces red dye! If it's not red then it's not henna.

However, there are other natural body art products that come in different colours, such as jagua.

Jagua stains are dark blue, usually.

 
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Can you mix jagua and henna?

Yes! Mixing the two will give a darker stain than using just one.