What are henna brows?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is longer-lasting with the added benefit of skin staining. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as hina or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up.
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
What does the henna brow process involve?
1.The treatment begins with a consultation to find the right shape and style for your face.
2. Your brow shape is mapped out using makeup pencil and thread.
3. A white paste is applied all around this shape to keep those super-crisp lines.
4. The henna tint is applied, and layered until desired reult is reached. Less intensity is applied at the beginning of the brow, and more strength at the arch and tail for an ombré effect.
5. Your eyebrows are shaped to remove any unwanted hairs.
6. Makeup is applied around the eyebrows to completely finish the look.
The whole process takes around 1 hour, costs £40, and lasts for up to 6-8 weeks on the hair, and up to 2 weeks on the skin.
A patch test is required at least 48 hours before the initial procedure.
How do henna brows compare to other temporary tintings?
It is vegan friendly and free from peroxide activators, making it a suitable option for anyone with sensitive skin. The dye does still contain PPD so unfoortunetly cannot be offered as an alternative to regular tint allergy sufferers.
Most clients prefer the Henna brows to traditional tinting as the henna is a natural product and generally produces longer lasting results. The henna tinting is more effective for staining the skin compared to regular eyebrow tinting.
It’s also a good stepping stone to more permanent eyebrow procedures. It can bridge the gap beween regular eyebrow tinting and permanent cosmetics, for customers that are not quite ready to tackle cosmetic tattoing or microblading.
It will appear matte and fluffier than regular tinting.
How long do henna brows last?
The hair staining received from henna brows lasts 4-6 weeks.
The skin staining lasts anywhere from 1-2 weeks. If you have a dryer complexion, henna brows skin staining will tend to last a bit longer than they would on someone with an oilier complexion.
Who can get henna brows?
Anyone who is unhappy with the shape of their eyebrows.
Anyone wanting to grow out areas of sparse eyebrows.
Anyone wanting to improve the shape of their eyebrows.
It cannot be performed where there is skin conditions in the eyebrows such as psoraisis, dermatitis and eczema.
It is not an alternative to people that are allergic to regular eyebrow, eyelash tint or permanent hair dyes as henna still contains the allergen PPD.
The treatment cannot be performed if you are pregnant or a nursing mothers.
How do I maintain my henna brows?
The results of henna brows typically last between 4-6 weeks, but it’s dependant on your skin type.
To maintain them for as long as possible, it’s important to not over-wash your face.
Henna works best of clients with healthy skin.
The more brow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long lasting results.
The henna stain will shed as your skin does.
Henna dye is semi-permanent but the important fact is, the skin is not. We are continually releasing oils and the renewal of skin cells, paired with environmental factors means the henna will shed as the skin does.
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