Bella Henna Aftercare

You've been henna-ed...Now what?

1.  Let your henna design dry.  Leave it on for 4-8 hours, overnight is best.   
2.  Scrape or brush the paste off (fingernails and credit cards work great for this).
3.  Your design will be light at first and darken over the next 24-48 hours.   
     Avoid direct contact with water for the next 24 hours, while the design is darkening.

Henna designs last longest and stain darkest on the hands and feet, where the skin is thicker.  Stains on other parts of the body are unlikely to last as long or get as dark.  Henna designs on the hands and feet can last up to two weeks with proper care
             • The longer you leave the paste on, the darker the stain. It is recommended you keep the paste on overnight (minimum 4 hours), after it has been sealed. 
             • Scrape the paste off (the edge of a credit card is great for this, as are fingernails).                         And remember...Do not wash off with Water!
   It can stop your design from acheiving its best color. 

•The henna design will be light at first and then darken over the next 24-48 hours.  
For optimal color development, keep your henna design away from water for the first 24hrs after you remove the past.  

•If you have henna paste that is difficult to remove from your skin, use a cotton ball dipped in olive oil or Bella Henna Aftercare balm.  (coconut and any kind of vegetable based oil will also work)

Henna likes heat, so staying warm while your henna design is on, and while the color is developing is ideal. 

• To make your beautiful henna design last,  try not to scrub the area or use exfoliating lotions on it.  
Protect your henna from wear and tear, use Bella Henna Aftercare Balm, especially before bathing and showering, to keep your henna looking it's best.

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Bella Henna uses only the highest quality henna powders from reputable suppliers, lemon juice, distilled water, sugar, dextrose, and essential oils in her mix.  Each hand-prepared batch is tested for quality. 
Henna paste should be left on for several hours to overnight, and will start as an orange stain that will darken over the next 24-48 hours.

Remember, henna is never black!  For information about the dangers of "black henna" see The Henna Page