Truely Amazing. Your friendly manner and attention to detail is commendable.
Leena G., Kent
Love your work. Pure talent. You make a lot of people happy and more importantly you make them feel special. Thankyou.
Ravinder G., London
Hey. Just saw a picture of the candles you've made for me. They look amazing in the photos. Can't wait to see them on display.
Jaiti S., London
Priti is a wonderful henna artist and a wonderful person. Her mehndi designs are simply exquisite. Priti is very attentive to detail. The colour came out very dark. I received many compliments for my mehndi. She is so kind. I would highly recommend her mehndi for any occasions.
Neema S., London
Priti did my bridal mendhi in august 2012, she did all my guest's mendhi too, she came early and stayed longer than agreed to make sure all my guests got their mendhi done- she has a heart of gold; so generous; kind and honest. She really looked after me and I have recommended her to my family and friends.
Simranjeet S., London
Priti is the best teacher and the best heena atrtis I have ever met. Priti's teaching techniques are brilliant. You get so much more for the money. She is so talented and has an answer to any question you throw at her. The quality of her henna work is brilliant. Love every bit of it. Thank you for all your help.
Nirali A., London
Priti did my mehndi for my wedding in Oct 2013. She really paid attention to the 5 different designs I chose and managed to merge them into one beautiful, artistic bridal mehndi. On the day, she made me feel extremely comfortable. I am glad I had Priti do my mehndi.
Priya S., London
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The aftercare instructions are recommended to ensure darker stains that last longer.
How long does natural henna stain last?
There is no exact number of days your henna stain will last. Henna stains can last anywhere from 4 days to 6 weeks. To know how long the henna stain lasts, we need to first und erstand how henna works...Henna paste when applied to the skin, releases its dye that is absorbed by the top few skin cell layers. Henna is not absorbed into the bloodstream and only stains the layers of skin. A number of factors will determine how dark, and how long lasting your henna stain will be..
1. Time Duration:
Natural henna MUST be kept on the skin for as long as possible. A minimum of 4 hours
is suggested, while it is recommended to keep the henna paste on overnight (8-
2. Body temperature and Extra Steps for a better stain:
Either or both of the instructions given below may be used for better results:
1. Use lemon sugar spray sealant. Be sure not to over saturate the henna. The henna should only be a little wet. Over saturation will lead to dripping in places you don't want it.
2. Warm your hands -
Wrap may be used to cover the henna for very extensive work although if done wrong can lead to undesirable results. The wrap maybe made of Kleenex or gauze held in place with medical tape. This will help keep the hennaed body part warm but not sweaty. Plastic wrap will not allow the skin to breathe and that will cause the design to leak. Someone experienced should be there when the henna has dried so that they can do the wrapping. Wrapping is usually unnecessary as long as a high quality henna mix is used.
Henna and heat are really good friends! If your hands are usually icy cold, your henna stain may not turn out dark. Warming your hands over the stove or in front of the fireplace, while the henna paste is still on is a good idea. For other body parts, sealing and wrapping works well in retaining body heat. The palms are generally warmer than the rest of the body which is one of the many reasons why your henna stain will be the darkest on the palms.
Since henna stain the layers of skin, if you have exfoliated right before having
henna applied, then henna may not have enough layers to be absorbed into and might
result in a stain that is not optimum. Therefore it is recommended to do waxing,
shaving, massaging, etc a day or 2 before getting your henna done. Your body sheds
skin cells continuously; some people have a faster rate of exfoliation than others.
Two people can have a henna design done on the same part of body, follow the same
4. Take the henna off
Henna should be left on as long as possible although after some time or overnight it will have to be taken off. When taking off the henna , brush it off with your hand , only do this after it has been on as long as possible. Do not wash the henna off!
5. Avoid Water:
Keeping fresh henna stain away from water for the first 24 hrs is a MUST. Contact
with water will hinder the stain from reaching its peak. The more you wash dishes,
wash your hands, the faster your skin cells will exfoliate, hence taking the henna
stain along with them. If your henna stain was not very dark initially and had not
stained deep into the skin, then it will also fade away very quickly. Do not use
synthetic moisturizers -
6. Colour Intensity and Body Part:
It is just not possible to get a henna stain to be as dark on the arm as on the palm. The reason is the difference in the skin composition. The color of your design will at first be a shade of orange (ranging from very light orange highlighter color to pumpkin orange). The palms of hands and soles of feet have considerably thicker skin (more layers of skin cells) than any other part of the body. That's why henna has more layers to dye and you will see that even natural henna can go a deep mahogany or cherry black on palms and soles. It will get darker over the course of the next 48 hours. Henna stains on the feet will last longer than on the hands. The design will be at its darkest after 1 or 2 days.
7. Longer Maintenance:
You must avoid chlorine, salt water, dish soap, bleach, other cleaning materials,
and any other harsh chemicals to preserve the stain. You can bath and shower as usual.
To get rid of the henna more quickly on purpose, exfoliate using a loofah, pumic
stone, and/or exfoliating scrub. To have a beautiful dark henna stain, and expect
it to stay that way for the next 1 month is just not possible. We cannot stop our
skin from exfoliating! So, generally when henna artists apply henna, we give a time-
Once your henna stain is deep and dark after 48-
All the above information applies ONLY to natural henna. There are products available in the market packaged in plastic tubes with nozzles, labelled as henna that will give you instant dark brown stains, colour will come off and stain your clothes, last a couple of days, and generally reek of chemicals. Please stay away from these chemically loaded products that are not natural, and maybe harmful for your skin. Natural henna smells wonderful, lasts for more days, and is safe for use on the skin!