Eyebrow tinting has become a staple in beauty routines, and there’s no question that henna brow tinting is an excellent choice for those seeking bold, beautiful, and natural-looking eyebrows. But what are henna brows? How long do they last?
We’re excited to share with you the ins and outs of henna brows, the process involved, and how you can enjoy and extend the life of your stunning new brows.
What are Henna Brows?
Henna brows are a type of eyebrow tinting treatment that uses natural henna dye to stain the skin beneath your brow hairs. The result is a fuller, more defined, and darker brow shape that can transform your facial aesthetic. What sets henna apart from traditional eyebrow tints is its unique ability to leave a stain on the skin as well as the hair, creating a powder-filled look that lasts longer and provides more shape and depth. This is ideal for people who lost their hair due to medical treatment or medication, or have overplucked in their youth or people with a scar where the hair stoped growing.
The rising popularity of henna brows can be attributed to the growing trend towards natural beauty and the desire for more effortless, low-maintenance grooming routines. Many people appreciate henna for its natural origins and the rich, long-lasting colour it provides. Henna is derived from the crushed leaves of the henna tree, Lawsonia inermis, and has been used for centuries to dye skin, and hair.
How Long Do Henna Brows Last?
When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty, longevity matters. With henna brows, you can enjoy a fuller, more defined look that lasts. On average, henna brows typically maintain their pigmentation for about 2 weeks on the skin and up to 6 weeks on the hair. However, this can vary based on several factors.
The first is your skin type. If you have oily skin, the henna may fade a bit quicker than if you have dry skin. This is because the excess oil on the skin can cause the henna dye to break down at a faster rate.
The second factor is your skincare routine. Certain products, particularly those containing active ingredients such as retinol or AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), can potentially affect the lifespan of your henna brows. Rigorous cleansing or scrubbing of the brow area can also accelerate the fading process.
Frequent swimming or high levels of sun exposure can also contribute to your henna brows fading faster.
The Henna Brow Process at Earth and Skin
At Earth and Skin, our henna brow process is designed to be a restful and satisfying experience from start to finish. We believe that beauty treatments should be about nurturing your wellbeing, in addition to enhancing your natural beauty. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of what you can expect when you come in for a henna brow treatment.
- Consultation: Your appointment begins with a thorough consultation where our experienced therapist will discuss with you, your brow preferences. This helps us understand your desired look and choose a henna shade that complements your complexion and suits your personal style.
- Preparation: Next, we cleanse your brow area using gentle, skin-friendly products. This step ensures that your skin is clean and oil-free, ready for the henna application.
- Henna Mixing & Application: Our therapists then meticulously mix the henna dye, tailoring it to your unique colouring. The henna is carefully applied to your brows, with precision and attention to detail, ensuring your brows are tinted to perfection
- Processing Time: The henna needs some time to work its magic. As it sets, you can sit back and relax, enjoying the serene atmosphere of our spa. This period of relaxation, where you can enjoy a scalp or hands massage, is an integral part of your treatment, allowing you to unwind while your brows transform.
- Revealing Your Brows: Once the henna has done its job, we remove it to reveal your newly defined, luscious brows. We then finish off with a soothing brow, head, and scalp massage using natural, skin-loving products.
- Aftercare Advice: We’ll provide you with clear aftercare instructions to ensure your henna brows maintain their stunning look for as long as possible.
You may also choose to take your brows a step further, by choosing to have a brow shape with your henna. Our skill therapists will shape your brows with a sugaring treatment, a natural hair wax alternative, to shape your brows that complement your face structure.
Henna Brows Aftercare Tips for Longevity
Proper aftercare ensures the vibrancy of your henna brows and maximising the longevity of the treatment. Here are some tips to ensure you get the most out of your henna brows:
- Avoid Water: Try to keep your brows dry for at least 24 hours after the treatment. This allows the henna to fully penetrate the skin and hair, extending the life of your beautiful brows. So, it might be a good idea to skip the gym, sauna, or swimming for a day.
- Gentle Cleansing: When you cleanse your face, be gentle around your brow area. It’s best to use a mild, toxin-free cleanser and avoid exfoliating the brow area to prevent the henna from fading too quickly.
- Skip the Brow Makeup: One of the beauties of henna brows is that they reduce the need for brow makeup. Enjoy the freedom of your naturally enhanced brows and avoid filling them in with powders or pencils, which could potentially disrupt the henna colour.
- Avoid Sun Exposure: UV rays can cause the henna colour to fade more quickly. Consider wearing a hat or sunglasses to protect your brows if you’re going to be out in the sun.
- Moisturise: While you need to avoid getting your brows wet in the first 24 hours, maintaining hydration in the days that follow is crucial. Regularly apply a natural, oil-free moisturiser to the brow area to prevent the skin from drying out and the henna colour from prematurely fading.
Experience the Lasting Beauty of Henna Brows at Earth and Skin
There’s a certain magic to discovering beauty treatments that not only enhance your natural beauty but also uphold your values of health, sustainability, and holistic care. Our henna brow service is one such offering, crafted to give your brows a stunning, fuller appearance that lasts, while ensuring your skin and the planet aren’t compromised in the process. Book your henna brow treatment today.