How do I get a longer-lasting skin stain with Henna Brows?

Posted on 30 Apr 2021

Your skin regenerates daily, so it is always difficult to say how long a henna skin stain is going to last on a certain skin type in the brow area as our skin varies from individual.

Some clients have oily skin and some clients have dry skin and these conditions can affect the longevity of the skin stain and make the skin more resistant to staining.

We say skin stain results can last anywhere from 2 – 14 days on the skin, using darker colours will give a more powerful and long-lasting skin stain. The darker colours such as the black and dark brown in the Elleebana range contain a higher percentage of indigo powder which helps to neutralise warmth and more powerful results. You can mix the darker pigments in with the lighter colours in the range e.g. 5% Black with 95% Blonde.

Leaving henna on for the full 20 – 30 mins and allowing it to dry completely can help give the best skin stain results. Always ensure the skin is thoroughly cleansed beforehand. You can also add layers of henna as it dries, some clients that have more resistant skin benefit from this type of application.

Lotions, sweat, hair products and anything else on the skin will be a barrier between the skin cells and henna causing a lighter henna stain. Make sure the skin is completely clean before applying henna. Wash the area with cleanser and Elleebana shampoo and please note: Self-tanning products, body butters, sunscreens, and other really deep moisturizers can take a couple of days to clear the skin cells. This will affect your henna stain.

Henna on the hair should last for many weeks and there is a good market of clients that say they feel henna lasts longer on the hair than some permanent brow tints. Elleebana Henna also contains nutrients to help restore hair growth and the natural shape of the eyebrows.