At the simplest, Henna is a paste made out of crushed leaves and twigs of henna plant. The paste can also be made from dried leaves of the plant by mixing it with hot water. When this paste is applied in skin (just like writing from a marker) and left for few hours, it leaves orange to dark maroon stain in the skin which fades away in 7 to 14 days.
Henna is a plant (bionomial name – Lawsonia inermis) found and grown in South Asian and North African countries. It is used since ancient time to color skin, hair, fingernails, leather, and wool. The name Henna is also used for dye or paste derived from the leaves of the plant, and for the art of temporary tattooing from those paste.
The English name “henna” comes from the Arabic حــنــا, pronounced ħinnā
How long the henna color stays? How to keep the henna color dark for long time
Typically henna color fades in one to three weeks depending on your skin and how much you wash the part where henna is applied. For longevity of henna color, we suggest less washing of the body part where henna is applied and less use of soap
Is henna safe
We use completely natural henna (henna dried leaves mixed with hot water or some natural oils) which is completely safe for all type of skins. We have applied henna designs on thousands of people of all ages and have received no complaints.
Our henna paste is made of henna leaves and some traces of eucalyptus and clove oil. If you are allergic to eucalyptus oil, we advise not to get henna.
If you are buying henna from market, please make sure you get proper information regarding its origin and contains
Can I get black or other color from Henna tattoo