What are henna brows?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as hina or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up.
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones
Generally your brow line is sculpted into your preferred shape via wax and tweeze method, then select a suitable henna shade to use.
Henna powder and demineralised water are mixed together to create a paste, which is then applied through the shape of your eyebrows and allowed to soak into the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Less intensity is applied that the beginning of the brow, with more strength in the arch and tail for an ombré effect.
How long do henna brows last and how do you maintain them?
The results of henna brows typically last between 2-4 weeks, but it’s dependant on your skin type. If you have a dryer complexion, henna brows will tend to last a bit longer than they would on someone with an oily complexion
To maintain them for as long as possible, it is important to not over-wash your face. You can also purchase conditioners and oils to help them last longer.
Henna works best on clients with healthy skin. Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema will mean the henna won’t last as long. Freshly exfoliated skin is not ideal.
The more brow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long lasting results
It takes approximately 30 minutes to do this treatment