Henna in Norwich- Where to go?

UPDATE: henna NOT currently available at my salon.

What is Henna?

Henna (Lawsonia inermis, also called henna tree) is a flowering plant used to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool. Mehandi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is an important part of a lot of traditional Asian weddings. The groom’s name is often hidden within the pattern. It is a lovely occasion before the wedding having it applied for the bride with her family and friends present.

It is a natural product, but occasionally people do have reactions so a test patch is required 48 hours before an appointment.

It is a great addition to a manicure. It works fantastic for pamper parties and great fun for festivals. It is becoming very popular to trial out a temporary henna tattoo before having a permanent one.

Tatoo pattern stamps 

It is a fast application, I used to use these designs below. These stamps are fabulous at pamper parties. They can be purchased off Amazon and easily to use for home application. I use them in an ink pad to leave mark on the skin, then simply go over the ink with the paste.

henna stamps
6 stamp patterns.
henna in Norwich
Paste with stamp design – before wash off

Uses of stain

Henna paste is used to dye hair, eyebrows and for tempory tattoos. At my salon, I can tint your brow to make them darker using a hair dye.

Aftercare for designs and stain

The henna paste takes at least 20 minutes to dry. Allow the paste to stay on the skin for at least 5-6 hours and keeping it wet with a sugar and lemon paste. The paste takes better on warm skin, so it’s advised to wrap the henna up for as long as possible, overnight is ideal. This can be done with kitchen roll and medical tape covered in a folded towel. It will last on the skin for around 7-10 days. If the paste is only left on the skin for a short amount the design won’t last.

Dangers of black henna

Henna can be dangerous if the black type is used. Always check the person carrying out the application is suitably trained and insured. If you have an allergic reaction always get medical advice ASAP. Read more about black henna on the NHS website.



henna bump photography





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