We all know the struggle of trying to get perfect brows. Although micro-blading is a good option it is expensive which is where henna brows come in. Henna or laali as it is known in northern Nigeria is usually used to decorate hands and feet for weddings. However, most recently has been used to shade your eyebrows giving you the illusion of sharply drawn brows every day with minimal cost for at least a few weeks. So to get the benefits of done brows without the expense of micro-blading you can try henna brows.
What are henna brows?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting which is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs but it’s different from the usual eyebrow dye you’d use during eyebrow tinting. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye derived from the henna tree and because it is all-natural, it is safe to use on the majority of skin types. Because most people are anxious over the permanency of brow tattooing, henna tinting is a wonderful option to test the waters. It is a nice way to trial a shape and colour then make up your mind if you want to work up to something more permanent. It also saves the time spent applying makeup in the mornings.
What does the henna brow process involve?
The henna brow process is generally quick and easy and should only take about 30- 45 minutes. The process involves dying the brows involves sculpting your brow line into your preferred shape via wax and tweeze method, then select a suitable henna shade to use.
The henna powder is mixed with water into a paste and applied to your already shaped eyebrows. Then allowed to soak into the skin and hair for at least 10-15 minutes.
How long do henna brows last and how do you maintain them?
Henna brows typically last between 2-4 weeks; the length of time it lasts depends on your skin type. Henna brows will last longer for dryer complexions than someone with an oily complexion.
If you want your brows to last longer, don’t over-wash or over-exfoliate your face and brow areas. Note ,if you have skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis henna or freshly exfoliated skin your henna brows won’t last as long.
You will have better results if you have more brow hairs and people with fewer brow hairs won’t have long-lasting results. Because the henna dye is semi-permanent it will shed and reduce in intensity as the skin does.”
How much does it cost?
In Nigeria henna brows are not too expensive and range from N6, 500 upwards depending on the location.
Where to get it done
Have you done henna brows? let me know what your experiences have been and give recommendations for the best place if you know of any.