Henna is easy to care for.
Step 1 – Let the henna paste dry. This usually takes 15-30 minutes. The weather and your body temperature both effect dry time.
Step 2 – Seal the dry henna paste with lemon sugar solution. Spray or dab the sealant on. Sometimes this step is unnecessary. Ask your artist!
Step 3 – Wear the henna paste for a minimum of 4 hours, 6 hours for maternity henna, 8 hours for bridal mehndi.
Step 4 – gently scrape the henna paste off the skin to reveal the fresh stain. Natural henna stains the skin an orange/brown color which deepens over 24-48 hours to a rich mahogany.
Henna stains typically last 1-3 weeks. Stain longevity is determined by personal body chemistry and how well the henna was cared for.
Use olive oil to remove stubborn henna paste. Click for a two minute video on henna removal