Henna is a centuries-old art form that temporarily dyes skin a dark brown-red color. Its effects can last for up to two weeks depending on your skin tone. There are effective steps that can be taken to speed up the fading process of henna.Know More
Soak the henna-dyed skin in salt water for at least 15 minutes. The salt water helps to dissolve the ink on the skin.
A gentle method to remove henna is to use a mixture of olive oil and salt on your skin to remove the pigment. The salt aids in natural exfoliation to slough away dead skin cells, while the olive oil lifts away the ink. Using a cotton ball, rub the mixture on the henna tattoo, and let it sink in for 10 minutes. Repeat at regular intervals for a few hours.
If natural methods don't work, use a specialized bleach intended for cleaning the hands and face. Test the bleach on a small patch of skin before using it on a larger area to avoid discomfort. Soaking henna-dyed skin in cold water after the bleach dries helps the color fade. Take great care after using bleach. Wash the area thoroughly to ensure the complete removal of the bleach from the skin.
Styles At Life features a number of simple mehndi designs that can be done by a beginner. Mehndi is a plant that is used to make henna paste; it produces a red pigment that changes to a deep brown when applied to the skin.Full Answer >
There are some cultural symbols that commonly stand for overcoming adversity in tattoo design, including the Koi fish, the Aya, and the Phoenix. It must be remembered that a tattoo is very personal and may mean something entirely different from person to person.Full Answer >
Henna ink bottles and kits are available from mass retailers, online shopping centers and small specialty shops. Some craft supply stores sell henna kits and refill ink. Auction sites also sell henna ink.Full Answer >
Henna powder can be purchased at Indian and Middle Eastern grocery stores, natural food stores and through mainstream retailers, such as Sally Beauty Supply or Walgreens. It can also be found through online retailers, particularly in kits for use in body art. The highest-quality henna is used for body art. A lesser grade is used for hair dye.Full Answer >