FAQs About Henna Brows Answered: Everything You Should Know
Henna brows have emerged as a leading trend in the beauty world. This natural and effective treatment offers stunning results, but many Brow Technicians, or Brow Technicians-to-be, still have questions about the process, longevity, and safety. At So Henna, we are here to answer your most pressing questions about henna brow treatment, ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
What Are Henna Brows?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that employs natural henna dye to stain both the skin beneath the brow hairs and the hairs themselves. This creates a luscious, fuller look by casting a shadow or creating an illusion of depth and fullness in the brow area, visually filling in any sparseness.
How Is Henna Brow Treatment Different from Regular Tinting?
Unlike traditional tinting, which only colours the brow hairs, henna tinting stains the skin beneath, giving you a fuller, denser brow appearance. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with sparse or over-plucked eyebrows.
How Long Does the Henna Brow Treatment Last?
One of the most significant advantages of henna brow treatment is its longevity. Typically, the treatment lasts on the hair for up to 6 weeks and on the skin for up to 2 weeks. The exact duration depends on your skin type, lifestyle, and henna brow aftercare. Those with oilier skin may find the tint fades more quickly, while proper aftercare can help extend the tint’s life.
What Does the Henna Brow Application Process Involve?
The henna brow application process is a detailed one, ensuring the best possible results. It includes the following steps:
Cleaning the Brow Area: The brow area is thoroughly cleansed using a Foam Cleanser to remove oils and makeup.
Choosing the Right Henna Shade: Select the henna shade that best compliments your client’s skin tone and hair colour. The beauty of So Henna powders is that they can be mixed together to create bespoke shades that perfectly match your clients' needs. We also offer two toning shades, ‘Sweetener’ and ‘Espresso’ which can be added for even more shade accuracy.
Applying the Henna: The henna is carefully applied to the brows, ensuring even coverage. There are a range of application techniques you can choose depending on the desired outcome. Check out this blog to find out more about different brow henna applications.
Setting Time: The henna is left to set for about 20-30 minutes to ensure optimal colour development.
Removing the Henna: The henna is gently removed with a moist cotton pad with warm water, revealing beautifully tinted brows.
The entire process takes approximately 30 to 50 minutes.
For a more in-depth step-by-step on how to create perfect henna brows using your So Henna products, take a look at this blog.
Is Henna Safe for All Skin Types?
Henna is a natural product, making it generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin; however, it does contain small amounts of PPD. It’s always prudent to conduct a patch test 48 hours before the henna brow treatment to ensure no allergic reaction to the henna used.
Can I Choose Different Shades for So Henna Brows?
Absolutely! One of the joys of the So Henna range is the variety of shades available. Whether you prefer a subtle, natural look or a bold, dramatic brow, there’s a henna shade to match your client's preference, even if that means mixing multiple powders!
What is the Henna Brow Aftercare Like?
Proper henna brow aftercare is crucial to maintaining the vibrant colour and longevity of the treatment. Here are some aftercare tips that you should remember to pass on to clients:
- Avoid washing the brow area for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
- Refrain from using exfoliating products on the brow area.
- Limit exposure to the sun, as UV rays can cause the henna colour to fade more quickly.
- Use a nourishing brow oil, like our So Henna Brow Oil to keep the hair and skin hydrated.
Can Clients Apply Makeup After a Henna Brow Treatment?
Yes, your clients can apply makeup after the henna brow treatment. However, it's advisable to wait at least 24 hours before doing so to allow the henna tint to set properly.
Are Henna Brows Suitable for Everyone?
Henna brows are suitable for most individuals, including those with sensitive skin or allergies to traditional brow tinting products. Remember, if they have a PPD allergy, then brow henna will not be suitable either. It’s also important to note that whilst henna brows are deemed suitable for pregnant women, hormonal changes can lead to poor longevity and over processing of hair. So, due to its unpredictability, we recommended avoiding this treatment whilst pregnant, particularly in the third trimester and whilst breastfeeding.
Henna brows offer a fantastic, natural, and long-lasting alternative for eyebrow enhancement. The detailed henna brow application process ensures optimal results, leaving clients with gorgeous, fuller-looking brows. Proper henna brow aftercare further ensures the longevity of the tint, ensuring stunning brows for weeks to come.
Understanding the ins and outs of henna brow treatment allows you to make the most of this excellent brow enhancement option and make sure your customers leave your salon feeling a million dollars! If you have any questions we haven’t answered here, feel free to contact us using the chat feature below.