Henna FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is henna?
Henna is the dried leaf powder, from the plant called "Lawsonia Inermis".
Where does Henna come from?
Henna is grown in hot climate places such as: Egypt , India , Pakistan and Sudan .
How are you able to tell what henna powder looks like?
Natural henna is always a green, brownie green colour.
How is henna applied to the skin?
Henna is traditional put on the skin using a cone and also a bottle with a fine silver nozzle tip.
How long does it take to apply henna?
For a large pattern it can take from 30- 45 minutes, a small design will roughly take from 15-30 minutes. A very large pattern may take a few hours.
How long should you leave the henna on the skin?
You need to make sure all the henna is completely dry all over, before removing it. Usually, the henna is left on up to 2 hours minimum. But, it depends on the individual, as to their personal preference if they would like to keep it on longer.
What colour does the henna pattern reveal as on the skin?
Henna dye on the skin normally brings out an orange, brownish or deep reddish colour. The colour of the henna designs are mainly based on the strength of the henna paste, the length of time which the Mehdni is left on the skin and what part of the body it is applied to.