Nowadays, more and more people are conscious of their looks. Many apply the most expensive makeup, while others visit high-end salons for hair treatment. One of the popular beauty treatments is henna brow tinting. It’s gaining a lot of fame in the beauty industry and is sought after by many. Henna is a natural alternative to hair dye and is a dream come true for anyone allergic to dyes.
What’s more? There are many color choices, allowing you to achieve that perfect facial look. Aftercare is also vital, and understanding how to care for your brows after henna treatment goes a long way.
Here are aftercare tips to consider:
1. Keep the area dry
After a henna brow treatment, avoid wetting the area for at least 12 hours. Don’t wash your face or shower steam. Also, avoid intensive workouts that can cause sweating and wipe out the henna. Rubbing isn’t good either! It’ll strip the henna and ruin the brow pattern. Avoid this until the henna dries up. Don’t use brow makeup removers for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
2. Don’t exfoliate
You may want to exfoliate your face after a henna brow treatment, but this will ruin everything. It will make your henna brow tint fade quickly, and I presume you don’t want that. Maintain the stain by avoiding exfoliation on your face or the brow area. Also, avoid steam treatments and facials.
3. Forget about sunbathing- At least for now!
Exposure to the sun’s UV rays for long durations will cause the henna stain to fade quicker than you expect. If you want the stain to last longer, and maintain the desired color, avoid sunbathing or swimming for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a lighter tint and may have to redo it again.
4. Re-dye often
Henna is not permanent and will generally fade with time. This shows that your skin cells are undergoing renewal, and your skin is functioning optimally. Henna will tint your hair and stain the skin allowing the color to stick for longer than conventional dye.
It can last up to six weeks, but this will depend on your skin type and aftercare routine. When the brow henna begins to fade, re-dye it to achieve a more colorful tint and better look.
5. Check for dandruff
There’s no known cause for eyebrow dandruff, but this may be an autoimmune response or can be caused by stress and certain medications.
Check your brows for dandruff and acquire an anti-dandruff shampoo n lather it into your brows while avoiding the eyes. If this doesn’t work, seek treatment, it’s similar to scalp dandruff and will help resolve the issue.
Henna tints create the impression of fuller brows and cover the patches if you have sparse hair. They also come with many other benefits, but not everyone qualifies for henna brow treatment. If your patch test reveals redness or side bumps, don’t proceed with the procedure. Also, you don’t qualify for the treatment if you are allergic to henna products.