Step 3: Henna pigment.
Henna takes 48 hours for the design to reach its deep dark colour. Our palms and feet will always be the darkest in comparison to other parts of the body as henna reacts to heat. For most of us our palms are the warmest and the skin is also thicker in these areas. Other areas such as the arms the design will be lighter and not as dark because they are cooler to touch and the skin is also thinner. Each individual will develop a unique colour of their own due to body temperature. Best tip to producing a dark colour is to keep the area warm. My favourite part is to wake up in the morning to a beautiful dark henna stain. As while we sleep our body temperature rises aiding in the colour development.
To maintain your henna design keep the area well moisturised, again using a natural oil is best. For me it’s always been coconut oil.
Your henna pattern can last up to 10 days if you follow all the right aftercare. Just some love and care to maintain it. Consistent water contact however will cause the design to fade quickly. Again for myself I use coconut oil to create a barrier or wear gloves when doing dishes.
If you wish to remove the henna exfoliate the area or just volunteer to do the dishes!
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