Henna

Henna has a long history and tradition as a substance for ritual skin painting and other medicinal purposes in the middle east and neighbouring cultures. The Indians refer to it as Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebration. The Malays refer to it as ‘Inai’ and women folk adorn the bride with henna decorations during ‘malam berinai’ before the wedding. Henna has now been embraced by the masses as temporary tattoo.

We use only natural henna paste made of henna leaves and stems mixed with essential oils, perfume and caffein. Our artist apply it skilfully using a small cone piping bag.

It is advisable to leave the paste for more than one-hour before cleaning it off the skin by peeling off the dried flakes or washing it off with water. There would be a light orangy stain at first that will darken gradually in the next 48 hours to auburn, orange, red, or brown. The design will stay visible for more than a week. This is because henna dye has only sunken into the uppermost layer of dead and dying skin. When the skin flakes off through natural exfoliation, it will be gradually be replaced by fresh, uncoloured skin.

Instant henna is never used by us as they contain chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction. We only use natural products only.

 

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