Henna brows have become more and more popular recently, and for a good reason.
Henna is a great alternative to regular brow tint; it gives a more defined look, and it’s intended to last a bit longer too! With henna not being quite as well known as regular tint, there’s a slight gap in the information we receive and what that leaves us assuming about brow henna.
I’m here today to help bust some myths and fill that info in for you!
Myth 1: Henna brow is the same as body henna
A popular misconception about the formula, but I promise you its not true! Whilst brow henna and body henna are both formulated from the ‘henna’ tree, the formulas themselves differ. Brow henna is designed specifically for your brows: the ingredients, and the shades the henna is made in. The application and processing of the brow henna is different too!
Myth 2: Henna is permanent
Whilst henna is formulated to be longer lasting than other tinting methods, it isn’t permanent! Henna lasts up to 6-8 weeks on the hairs, and roughly 1 week on the skin. Throughout those time frames, it will gradually fade and your brows will return to their natural appearance.
So, if you decide you’re not a big fan of henna brows, you don’t need to stress as it will soften.
For those of us who love henna brows, whilst it is a more ‘permanent’ option, it won’t be there forever (unfortunately!), so I recommend getting a top-up every 6 weeks alongside your brow shaping.
Myth 3: Henna will be too intense and dark for my liking
Whilst henna provides a more defined look, it definitely isn’t intense! The shades we use are customisable, meaning we can find the perfect colour and shade to suit your preferences. During application and processing, we keep an eye on the brows to ensure we remove the henna as soon as the brows are perfect. Before your appointment begins, we’ll consult you to make sure we understand exactly what it is that you’re looking to achieve with henna, and we’ll let you know what to expect as well. This includes both during the appointment, and after you leave. The consultation time is certain to help us know what your perfect henna brow look will be. We can keep the brows as natural, or as bold, as you like without them being intense at all!
Myth 4: My brows will look ‘fake’ with henna brow done
This one ties in a little bit with myth #3: a common concern is not just that the colour might be too dark, but that our brows wont look like real brows! Due to the fact that henna stains the skin, its reasonable to be nervous that your brows will look ‘drawn on’ or too ‘fake’. But I promise you, the stain doesn’t need to be a super strong stain! Henna is designed to enhance and define the natural brows. We can do exactly that, and still keep the brows natural-looking. There will always be a stain left on the skin after henna, but with the right application and processing, you’re guaranteed to love the illusion of fullness it creates without giving that ‘drawn on with a sharpie’ effect we’re worried it will leave!
Myth 5: I have to have dark hair to be suitable for henna brows
We often recommend henna brows to those of us with warmer tones to their hair, which may be where the misconception comes from. But we have blonde shades on offer too!
Due to the warmer tones that henna has, those of us with ashy blonde hair may prefer regular brow tint.
But this doesn’t mean that you can’t try henna brows.
Before your appointment, we can consult you on your options, what to expect, and which shades would be best mixed for your hair colour. Henna doesn’t have to be dark to have stunning results!