Approved member of Henna Heals Int'l Henna Artist Referrals Organization.
You will receive a free After Care sheet at your appointment.
Here are some highlights:
Island Girl only uses 100% organic and all-natural ingredients: HENNA*, DISTILLED WATER, SUGAR*, ESSENTIAL OILS OF LAVENDER*, FRANKINCENSE* & CARDAMOM*
*Organic. Mixed with love & sprinkled with giggles:) That's it!
The use of henna (Lawsonia inermis) originates in northern Africa and spread to Morocco, Persia and India where the people of these arid climates have been using henna to create a cooling sensation on the skin. The leaves of the henna plant are dried, ground into a powder and made into a paste that's painted on the skin in what has become, over the centuries, ornate and intricate designs. Each culture's designs have their own recognizable unique style and flair.
© 2013-2017 Island Girl. All Rights Reserved.
Achieving the Best Stain
The more of these steps you take, the better results you'll have for the darkest stain possible:
Day of henna application:
Do you and your party want to be hennaed for your upcoming special event? Schedule a henna appointment/ party 2-3 days prior to the big day for the darkest stain. For example, if your event is on Saturday, the best time to be hennaed is anytime on Wednesday and/ or Thursday. If you plan on having your palms hennaed and need to drive afterwards, plan two visits or have a chauffeur.
Application & Staining
Henna body art (sometimes referred to as henna tattoos or temporary tattoos) is fun and pain-free. No needles are used. Island Girl applies henna on the skin freehand - without stencils - similar to decorating a cake. Sometimes it tickles:) Cosmetic-grade glitter and glitter gel are available to adorn your new henna design.
After several hours, the paste is removed leaving behind a stain that takes approximately 2 days to reach its darkest color. It can last up to a few weeks, and gradually fades as the skin naturally exfoliates.
Since henna only stains the keratin, or top layers of skin, the duration of the stain is determined by body temperature and chemistry, skin type, lifestyle, where the henna is applied and how well it is taken care of.
Tougher, less oily skin will hold the stain longer. This makes the palms of the hands and soles of the feet the best place to apply henna. The further away from the palms and soles you get, the lighter the stain and faster it fades.