Eyebrows are a very important part of our face. These mark the expression, and can make our face appear friendly, angry or surprised. Knowing this, many women (and also men) decide to get their eyebrows done, shaving to remove excess hair and giving them shape. Other times, hair is missing and we need to make a filling. There are techniques such as Microblading that achieve this, but also other simpler ones such as applying henna. However, the former is semi-permanent and henna lasts less. Do you want to know everything about Henna eyebrows: how long it lasts, result and opinion? We will tell you.
How to make eyebrows with henna
If you already know about henna and have ever applied it to your hair, you should easily imagine how to make eyebrows with henna. Although of course, the eyebrows should not be so simple, or is it? Due to the area, due to the size and characteristics of the eyebrows, applying henna on them should be a bit more complicated. Well, it is not about bathing your hairs in henna, period, but we must take care of the way we are giving it.
The first thing is to shape your eyebrows, plucking and drawing your eyebrows, removing the hairs that are in the way, trimming and combing the eyebrow properly. Because what we will do with henna is give it color. Are your eyebrows too light or too dark? Did you change your hair color and now your eyebrows clash with your new look? Well, with henna you can modify its tonality.
The option of apply henna to the eyebrows and no hair dye is due to two reasons. The first is that hair dye can be too harsh on a delicate area like the eyebrow. In addition, the result will look very artificial, do not even think about doing it! Besides, henna is a 100% natural ingredient that does not damage the skin or hair, and that gradually and gently adds color, as well as gradually disappearing, so it will not look strange when new hairs are growing, as would happen if you applied dye.
Once you have your eyebrows ready, you have to prepare them to receive the henna. It is a fairly oily area and we have to remove this fat before applying henna. Oily skin has a problem and that is that henna does not adhere well to oil.
Before handling the henna, put on latex gloves. Believe us, you will appreciate it, because henna stains and colors wherever it falls. In a bowl, mix two tablespoons of henna with 10 drops of lemon juice. Stir well until a thick batter is left.
Pass a cotton with a little alcohol on your eyebrows to remove oil. If you haven’t done it before, take a brush or cotton swab and comb your eyebrows. You can now put henna, starting at the bottom. Be careful with staining yourself! Because your skin will color very quickly. So remove any remnants of henna immediately. Do not use water to clean the henna, but cream.
Do not go overboard with the amount of hennaIf not, it starts with a small amount that covers the eyebrow well. But don’t be sticky. Let it act half an hour. After this time, make a second application. Also, be careful where you put the henna, because the areas where you have to put more amount are the center and at the end, but never at the beginning of the eyebrow. This way the result will look more natural.
A vital tip: never do henna on your eyebrows when you’re in a rush or nervous. Because when we are in a hurry, everything usually goes wrong, since we are on the run, and your eyebrows, your kitchen, bathroom or wherever you are applying it will be a mess, including your hands and your face. If, on the contrary, you apply it calmly and carefully, the result will be worth it.
How long does henna last on eyebrows
It is not very complicated, but it is somewhat cumbersome to do the first few times, until you get into the habit of applying henna to your eyebrows, taking care of every detail without forgetting any and not losing everything. After all this fuss you will want to know how long the henna lasts on the eyebrows, because my goodness the one we have bundled to put it on!
We can’t really tell you a duration of the henna for eyebrows, because it depends on each person. Henna does not adhere well to all types of skin or hair. In addition, the care you give it once applied, and before, as we have seen, also influence. Applying henna with clean skin and hair is not the same as applying it with oil. Also, if you have a tendency to suffer from fat, or you sweat a lot, the henna goes away before. The same goes for acidic skins.
On the other hand, “after applying henna to the eyebrows” care is essential. Thus, you should not wash your face or wet your eyebrows before 24 hours, if you rub the area, the henna is gone. Avoid scratching, do not apply cleaners of any kind in the area. And do not sunbathe, or bathe in the beach or pool until at least the next day. Don’t go to the sauna either.
Finally, choose a good brand of henna, as they are not all the same. There are some that recognize that they will not last more than 5 or 8 days, while others “promise”, which we do not know if they fulfill it, to stay for about 6 weeks. In any case, you have to be aware that henna is not permanent, but will fade. Although that yes, unlike the dye, the hair is not seen in two colors when the root begins to grow, but it is more discreet.
Results of eyebrows with henna
Henna colored eyebrows look very natural. What you need is to choose the right eyebrow henna color, because success will depend on that. Since we imagine that you do not want your eyebrows to look in a striking color that contrasts with your hair color, for example. If you apply it well, henna is a good option to color your eyebrows.
Opinion of making your eyebrows with henna
Do we need more arguments about whether or not it is appropriate make your eyebrows with henna? We definitely bet on her. Because it is true that its application is somewhat heavy, but it offers a good result even if you are not very expert in its handling. Henna gives beautiful highlights on hair. And the most important thing is that it is a 100% natural product that does not harm health. Only some people have an allergy to henna, but they are the least.
However, the final opinion is yours. We encourage you to try the experience and judge for yourself if it is worth doing the eyebrows with henna.
Would you dare to tattoo your eyebrows? It is another alternative. Take a look at this post and find out more about the technique: