Eyebrow henna is the only natural product that stains the skin and the hair at the same time. Its natural ingredients penetrate the hair and stain last approximately 4 weeks. How long will henna last on the skin depends on four main factors.
1) Skin type affect staining
Before you proceed to preparation of the skin you must evaluate the difficulties that might occur regarding the final results of staining. These difficulties are based on the skin type that your client has for example; When the skin is overproducing sebum (fat/oil), henna is not able to penetrate as properly as it would with normal skin type. Even if the colour attaches to the skin nicely, production of oil might push the colour out and reduce the time of colour duration, resulting in colour fading or washing out faster.
Dry skin for instance, characterizes the lack of moisture and a tendency to peel off. When the skin structure is dry and broken, henna might penetrate the skin unevenly or simply peel off the colour faster then suppose to.
2) Correct preparation of the skin.
The way you prepare the skin matters how good or even if at all the colour will settle on the skin. Preparation process must follow the correct manner and understanding of each step. Read about the correct process of preparation in a previous article Click Here to find it!
3) Correct usage
The final outcome in architecting brows with henna is based on how you prepare the mixture – what proportions you use for example 1:2 (one capsule of henna, double amount of mineral solution or 1:1 one capsule of henna, the same amount of mineral solution as in the capsule). it can
give you different intensity and colour penetration onto the skin.
The more watery mixture, the lighter and softer colour attachment onto the skin, although the durability of henna on the skin will be shorter.
The more thicker mixture, the darker and more intense the colour will appear, therefore longer durability.. Too thick mixture can result in inconsistent staining and can look like holes or empty spaces on the brows.
How long you keep henna on the skin has an impact on how strong the colour will appear on it. Minimum time of staining is 20 minutes. The longer you keep henna on, the stronger the outcome.
This step is crucial for you and your client to understand.
Interview your clients about their face care routine. As we know alcohol and alcohol based cosmetic products are not only drying out the skin but also wiping off henna colour. If your clients are not sure what their products contain and that’s ok, not everyone reads the ingredients of the products they use, ask them to, so that they can avoid wiping off the colour and be happy with the result longer., because that is what they pay for. Moisturizing the eye brows daily is highly recommended.
How long brow henna will last on a person’s skin is an individual question. You can not guarantee exact days it will last, because everyone’s skin is different. Different skin types will assure different durability.
Our lifestyle such as aftercare routines and health can affect how our body will “consume” the products we apply on our skin. Henna can therefore last on the skin from 3-14 days.