Henna is a green powder which comes from the dried leaf of a Lawsonia Inermis plant. When mixed with colour pigments it can be applied to the eyebrows to create fuller and darker looking brows.
I have been tinting eyebrows forever and although this treatment darkens your brow hairs, it doesn't fill in those patches where our brow hairs have disappeared, often leaving them looking rather moth eaten and sparse.
Having decided I needed to bring something more permanent for my lovely clients, I have brought in Henna Brows to Personal Touch.
REGULAR DYE OR HENNA?
Now henna is not for everyone, just because you have your brows tinted does not mean you should have Henna instead, the reason for this is that Henna is in a league of it's own when defining the brows, so unless you like intense defined brows this is not for you! By using dye you can make the eyebrow hairs a few shades darker, but you can also create a sort of print on the skin. Our brow henna colours the brow hairs for a period of 4 to 5 weeks and it leaves a shade on the skin, which can vary from subtle to dark. This shadow remains on the skin for 5 to 14 days depending on your skin type, cleansing and sport routine. You can have them done every 5-6 weeks so perfect to coincide with you Lash Lift to really boost your facial features.
DISCOVER OUR BROW HENNA
The henna is available in various shades from a light or ash blond shade to warm or dark brown. As I said before, the result will always be quite intense because it does not only remain on the brow hairs, but also on the skin. If you have very light eyebrows of your own and/or if you like a more natural result, it might be better to choose regular tinting.
PATCH TEST REQUIRED
A Henna treatment requires a patch test which allows us check that you are not allergic, this needs to be done at least two days in advance of your treatment. You can have a patch test done during your usual eyebrow treatment, this will allow a quick consultation to ensure your eyebrows are suitable for the treatment. The Patch Test takes 20 minutes so bear this in mind when booking time for your appointment.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY HENNA EYEBROWS?
It is important that you do not clean your eyebrows the night after the treatment, you don't want to get them wet for 24hrs after and to limit the amount you get them wet after as it will reduce the time the skin stays tinted. Oil-based skin care, scrubs and peels also allow the brow henna to fade earlier and you must avoid the sun and sunbed as much as possible as this can cause you to have a delayed allergic reaction to the henna.
WHO IS HENNA BROWS NOT FOR?
Of course with every treatment there are certain factors which may inhibit you being able to have the treatment:
You have an allergic reaction to the patch test
You have very thin, fine, short brow hairs - if the hairs are too thin there is nothing for the henna to stick too so it can't tint the non existent hairs and as it doesn't last as long on the skin as it does on the hairs it may make your brows look patchy.
You are Under 16 years old
Have oily skin type - you can have the treatment but must understand that the henna won't last as long on the skin
You are pregnant
You already have full, dark brows
Very blonde hair and pale skin - You can have the treatment but only if you like very defined, dark eyebrows
Do not have the treatment one to two days before going on holiday - sunlight effects the henna, meaning it will fade quicker and could cause an allergic reaction to occur (yes even after a passed patch test)
HERE ARE MY BEFORE AND AFTER PICS
This was my first attempt during training and it went well, personally I will leave the tint on myself for longer next time to really get a good bit of colour on the skin. I will also add that it is much easier performing the treatment on someone else!
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEPS?
If you are happy with the above and are as excited as me about having a Henna Brows treatment, get in touch to book your patch test now.
Until next time