Aftercare

Before your appointment:

The day before your henna appointment, use an exfoliating scrub to remove any dead skin cells. This ensures the henna stains the fresh skin cells instead of the dead skin cells and will therefore fade less quick.

  • Do not use any moisturizer or hand cream on the day of your henna application. The cream creates a barrier between your skin and the henna.
  • If you're having a manicure or massage, please make sure this is done before (but not on the day of-) your henna appointment to avoid scrubbing or getting oils on the henna'ed area before the color is fully developed.

After your appointment:

After the henna is applied, keep the paste on as long as possible. The longer the paste is kept on, the darker and longer lasting the stain will be. A minimum time of 6 hours is required but for the best results wrap your henna up and go to sleep with it!

  • If you're not able to wrap the design, lemon sugar solution or sugar water can be applied to the henna to help keep the paste in place.
  • When you're ready to take the paste off, don't use any water! Scrape the paste off and try keeping the hennaed skin dry for as long as you can. Getting the skin wet will halt the darkening process.
  • The design will be bright orange at first and will darken in the next 24/48 hours to a beautiful dark reddish brown.
  • Exfoliation of the skin is what causes henna to fade so keep the hennaed area moisturised and avoid scrubbing the area. Wear rubber gloves when doing housework and rub aftercare balm or oil into it before bathing or swimming.

Book Appointment:

If you have any questions or want to book Reema Henna for your event, please fill in the form below. Make sure you put the date, time and location of your event in the email.

If you're enquiring about bridal henna, please describe roughly the design you would like so I can give you a more accurate quote. Do you want a full, intricate bridal design, something more open and floral, how far up the arm, do you want your feet done, etc. Please use the charts below to make it easier to determine the extent of your bridal henna.
If you have any example of design you like please do attach the links or images!

All emails and messages are aimed to be answered within 24 hours.

For more urgent enquiries please text me at 0432 261 265. Of course you can phone as well but please bear in mind I might not always be able to answer when I'm with clients.