Saturday, March 19, 2011
Some tips for henna / mehndi tattoo aftercare.
If you getting henna 1st time be careful, Henna is wet so you can stain your cloth or surrounding also it can ruin your design.
Let dry your henna tattoo for at least hour.
Best way to take off your henna is rub it off your dry henna. Don't wash it with water it affect your stain.
It is best to avoid water for the first day. If you need to wash the residue paste off your skin try using a bit of lemon juice or olive/ any oil.
Avoid excess rubbing of the area. Keep in mind that frequent washing with water/ soap also rubbing cloth on the design will cause your henna design to fade more quickly.
Remember once you have removed the dry henna paste you will see an orange-yellow stain left on your skin ( Don't freak out). The stain will deepen into a richer reddish brown tone over the next 48 hours. The final color will depend your skin and body chemistry with darker colors appearing on the hands and feet. You should try to avoid contact with water as much as possible during the first 24 hours after paste removal as water can interrupt the oxidization and darkening processes of your henna stain.