Henna Brows: How to Create Halal Brows for Your Clients
If you're looking to include a halal-friendly brow service on your treatment list, henna brows are a great option. Brow henna is a natural and plant-based dye that can provide a temporary colour to your brows and skin without compromising your beliefs. As in many practices, it is not halal to remove any brow hair, and therefore it’s important to look at other ways to achieve the desired look whilst remaining within your or your client's faith. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of achieving halal brows using brow henna.
What are Henna Brows?
Eyebrow henna is a natural dye that has been used for centuries in various cultures for its staining capabilities. Unlike traditional henna, which is reddish-brown in colour, brow henna is specifically formulated for eyebrows, offering shades that range from light brown to deep black. So Henna recognised that most henna brow products on the market gave very warm results and therefore created a range to suit all skin tones, including two mixing shades, ‘Espresso’ and ‘Sweetener’ to alter the undertones required to match the client’s complexion. Brow henna is also free from any animal-derived ingredients, making it a suitable choice for those seeking halal options.
Before applying brow henna, it is important to prepare your client’s eyebrows correctly. Start by cleansing the eyebrows with a foam cleanser to remove any traces of oil, dirt, or makeup. This step ensures that the henna adheres well to your brows for a more effective and long-lasting result.
This is where the halal part of the process comes into play. Usually, once the brow henna has been removed, this is where you would go in with tweezers, brow wax or thread to remove the unwanted brow hair, achieving the perfect shape. However, for the brows to be halal, no hair can be removed. Don’t panic. There is a great alternative to hair removal which will leave your clients with flawless results… eyebrow bleach! Instead of tweezing or using brow wax, you can simply bleach the hair that sits outside of the brow mapping. This hair will then be so pale that it will not be visible, and you will still get those crisp henna brows your client is after!
Mixing the Henna
It’s time to pick your colour and mix your So Henna powder! Our eyebrow henna should be mixed with distilled water at a 2:1 ratio. We always recommend using the mixing tool in order to get the perfect consistency. It should be a creamy, honey-like consistency with a glossy finish.
Applying the Henna
Using a brow brush, apply the henna paste to the eyebrows. Always begin by outlining the shape of your client’s brows, following their natural arch. Then you can go ahead and fill in the rest of the eyebrow area, ensuring the henna covers all the hairs evenly. To make sure the results are natural and not ‘blocky’, you can either apply less of the mixture at the front of the brow, or you can remove the front section slightly earlier than the rest.
Processing and Removal
Allow the henna to set on the brows for the recommended time, depending on the desired colour intensity, your client’s complexion and their brow hairs.
Once the waiting period is over, use a damp cotton pad to gently remove the excess brow henna. Start from the inner corner of the eyebrow and swipe outward to avoid any accidental smudging. Your henna brows treatment is complete!
Henna Brows Aftercare
To maintain the longevity of your client’s brows, it’s important that you advise them of the correct aftercare. Make sure they keep them dry for the first 24 hours and moisturise their brows regularly using the So Henna brow oil to keep them hydrated and prevent dryness. This is also a great way to boost your profit as you can sell the 10ml bottles to your clients as aftercare!
It’s so important as a beautician then you are inclusive and can provide services that are accessible to everyone. Brow henna can be a great option for achieving gorgeous brows without compromising on style or beliefs. Its natural, plant-based formula ensures that your eyebrows remain in line with your client’s religion, and by following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can confidently use brow henna to enhance the appearance of your brows while remaining halal.
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