Frequently asked questions

What is Henna?

Henna is a plant. Henna paste is made from crushed up plant leaves which is then mixed with water and essential oil to create the perfect creamy paste. Henna is also called Mendhi. When henna is applied to the skin, it leaves behind a temporary stain that will get darker over 2 days. After aboout 7-10 days, the stain will naturally dissapear.

Will it take long?

It depends! For bridal henna, it can take anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on the intricacy of the design. For group bookings, 10 simple designs can be applied in 1 hour. For indidvidual bookings, its up to you! You get to choose how long you want henna to be applied for based on the intricacy of the design chosen. It can be 15 minutes or it can be 2 hours. Whatver you want :)

How do I care for it?

  1. Leave the paste on for as long as possible
  2. The longer you leave it on, the darker the stain will be. We recommend at least 4 hours
  3. It will take approx. 20 minutes to dry
  4. Once you are ready to take it off, scrape it off. Do not use water
  5. Avoid water for 4 hours after its been taken off. This will allow the henna to oxidize and help the stain deepen

Why is it orange when it comes off?

That is a premature henna stain. The henna stain take 36-48 hours to fully oxidize. In this time, the stain will continue to get darker, reaching its peak 2 days after is has been applied. This is also an indicator that natural henna is being used. Natural henna does not instantly stain dark. Beware of henna that instantly stains red/brown or "black henna". These types of "henna" contain harmful carcinogenic chemicals that can cause life lasting damage to your body. You can find more information here on Health Canada's site.


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