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Henna Care Instructions

How you care for your henna after application will effect the darkness of the color and the length of time it will last. The location of the design will also effect how dark the stain will be. The hands and feet stain the darkest while areas like the head, face, neck, and back stain the lightest. Jagua will stain darker in these areas then henna. 

Before Application

  • Wear comfortable clothing that are or can be out of the way of the placement of the design. Henna paste will stain all clothing and surfaces.

  • Make sure the area is clean. Don't use moisturizers before application.

  • Get cozy. Be prepared to sit in the same position for the duration of the design. 

  • Don't put on any jackets or layers after application. The design needs to sit on the skin for 2-6 hours. The design will need to stay exposed for that time.

After Application

  • Leave henna paste on for at least 4 hours. The longer you can leave it on the better. (Some prefer to sleep with it on but beware, it may stain sheets, clothes, or transfer to other places on the skin. )

  • Peel off the paste in to the trash when ready to remove. 

  • Don't get the design wet for 6 hours after removing henna paste. I recommend leaving it dry overnight. (Some will shower within this time frame. While is will still stain, it may not be as dark)

  • The color will be bright orange at first. It will darken over the next 24-48 hours to a dark reddish brown color.

During Applicatiion

  • Be sure to hold still as best as you can, but don't hold your breath! The more movement, the harder it is to apply and the longer it will take to do.

  • Have everything you need close by. Try to avoid talking or grabbing your phone. Most people, even though they don't realize it, move when they talk or shift when they reach for things. 

  • Feel free to make personal requests for the design! 

Maintaining Your Design

  • Avoid scrubbing the design when washing/showering. 

  • Gently pat dry with a towel

  • Avoid skincare products with harsh chemicals or alcohol like hand sanitizer and some lotions. 

  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools

  • Use natural moisturizing products like coconut oil or other organic products.

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