As we roll into 2022, henna eyebrows are quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but what are they and how do they work? It is important to get all the facts and information before you decide whether they are for you. Here’s what you need to know before you schedule your appointment.
What Are Henna Eyebrows?
Henna eyebrows are a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to eyebrow coloring and dyeing. Traditional tints involve dye that contains chemicals and toxins, while henna eyebrows offer a natural, plant-based alternative. Henna eyebrows do not contain ingredients like ammonia, oxidants, and chemicals. Also, unlike dyes, henna brows lock in moisture to nourish your eyebrows, and because it stains the skin beneath the eyebrows it will not damage your natural brows.
How Long Do Henna Eyebrows Last?
Unlike traditional eyebrow tints that last about four weeks, henna brows can last about one to two weeks on the skin and about six to eight weeks on the eyebrows, so you don’t have to do it as frequently. The amount of time that the henna stain will last on the skin depends on your skin type. If you have an oily complexion or live in humid conditions, it may not last as long as it would for those with more moderate or dry skin.
Will Henna Cover Gray or Coarse White Eyebrow Hair?
One of the biggest benefits of henna brows is that the formula works to darken both gray and white hair, making even the most stubborn strands the color you want for an amazing six to eight weeks!
How Long Does the Process Take?
Typically, henna eyebrow treatments take just one appointment that lasts about thirty minutes!
What is the Before Care for Henna Eyebrows?
As a general rule, you can do a patch test before the first treatment to ensure that you don’t have any allergies. The patch test takes about 48 hours to complete. Once the 48 hours are up, if you don’t see a reaction, you are good to go. Also, avoid having a spray tan for a minimum of one week before your eyebrow treatment. Finally, consider having your eyebrows waxed or threaded beforehand so that they are perfectly shaped.
What is the Aftercare Treatment for Henna Eyebrows?
The key to helping your henna eyebrows last longer is to follow aftercare instructions. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, make sure that your eyebrows remain dry; 48 hours is even more ideal. It will take a bit of time for the henna to absorb into the skin, and if you get the eyebrows wet before the henna has had enough time, the stain will start to fade. You will also want to avoid swimming for the first few days. Showering is fine, but do what you can to keep your face dry. Also, avoid steam showers that might make your face moist. The same goes for avoiding saunas and intense sports. Wait a minimum of 24 hours before you go back to your normal routine.
How to Use Facial Products
Henna eyebrows do best on dry skin, and if you are going to use facial products, be careful about what you choose and how you use them. Facial cleaning products might cause the stain to rub off, so try to avoid your eyebrows when using them. Oil-based products are not recommended because they can hasten the tint fading.
Avoid Sunbathing for a Minimum of 24 Hours
Post-treatment, avoid sunbathing for a minimum of 24 hours. The sun might change the color of the henna, and since your eyebrows have probably been waxed or threaded for the treatment, you will want to stay out of the sun to avoid burning.
If you want to have dark and lush eyebrows, then henna eyebrows are for you. Regardless of your skin type, getting the natural look you crave – without harsh chemicals and toxins – is totally possible. Schedule your appointment with Lash Crush today and let’s get started!