Gurpreet Kalsi

Makeup | Hair | Henna

Henna Aftercare Advice

Leave henna on skin for 8-12 hours (overnight is best). Un-wrap the henna by gently peeling the medical tape away from the skin. Take care in sensitive areas such as the crook of the elbow to avoid bruising. Remove any residue with warmed (not hot) natural oil such as olive, mustard or coconut. The stain will deepen and be at its peak between the next 24-48 hours.

Once you have unwrapped and removed the dry henna paste, you will see an orange stain left on your skin. Avoid any contact with water during the first 12-24 hours after paste removal and keep the stain dry. Contact with water interrupts the oxidization and darkening processes of your henna stain. You can wear gloves to help protect your stain during this time.

After the oxidization process, you can bathe normally but stay away from harsh soaps and avoid scrubbing. You can protect your henna stain with olive oil, coconut oil, and other natural body butters when bathing.