AND TIPS FOR TREATING AND MAINTAINING YOUR HENNA / MEHNDI
- Apply a mixture of lemon juice and sugar with a q-tip
or cotton ball to the design keeping it moist, be careful
not to apply to much or the paste will run. *Alternate with
warm heat (ie: blow dryer, stove burner, or even a candle
- be careful of course).
2 - If
you are serious about wanting a dark long lasting design,
keep the henna on for at least 6 hours or longer if you can.
The longer the better.
3 - The
above 2 suggestions may test your patience, but they are highly
effective! After sufficient time, gently pick or scrape the
the henna off with the back of a butter knife or finger, DO
NOT wash off unless you decide you want a lighter design or
you left the paste on overnight.
4 - After
you remove the henna, you may gently (there's that word again)
rinse the area with warm water to remove the sticky lemon/sugar,
apply oil if you have it.
not to use soap on the area for at least a day, this allows
the henna to completely absorb into the skin.