Henna Aftercare


  • Use a seal like lemon and sugar.  Apply this before the paste dries completely and apply this periodically until the paste congeals.  You can pop some tissue paper over this and a sock.  This will keep your henna nice and warm and help the dye release.
  • You can also seal with medical tape.  Both methods keep the paste in place, moist and warm but we have found that together they can make the design bleed.
  • Keep the paste on as long as possible, at least 4 hours, overnight if possible and avoid water for 12 hours.
  • Also avoid vaseline or any petroleum based cream as this will diminish the design.  We use a coconut based moisturiser or olive oil to moisturise or protect in the shower.
  • Keep warm! Drink tea, use a hair dryer or best of all, get your Henna design out in the sunshine, this is the best method of all!