The Growing Market of Henna Eyebrows Tint
Tinting eyebrows has been a thriving business in the beauty industry and has been dominating the scene since 2012. Before that, there have been different styles over the period in history, of how women contoured their eyebrows. The obsession and fascination can be dated back to the times of Cleopatra in Africa. The civilization would use carbon paint to create a bold look around their eyebrows. The Greeks also used strong colors for accentuating their eyes.
With a vast selection of eyebrow tint options, henna eyebrow tinting especially is gathering speed in terms of popularity and trendsetting from the usual norms of eyebrow tinting.
What exactly is Henna?
Henna is an orange-reddish dye that is extracted from the plant ‘Lawsonia inermia’, (henna tree). It is a dye that has been used in various cultures all over the world for its healing properties, as well as for body decoration purposes. Mixed into a paste, it has a staining effect when applied to the skin. It is fully utilized in decorating the body, hair, and fingernails in festive ceremonies like birthdays and marriages. The dye is a symbol of granting good health and longevity in a marriage. According to the cultures, the darker the stain of the dye on the body, the better.
Henna’s use has been specifically common in the continent Africa, The Middle East, India, and Pakistan for thousands of years.
Tinting Eyebrows with Henna
Unlike some of the other eyebrow tinting procedures, Henna is safe to use since it’s derived from a plant. Before going to the salon, ensure that your skin is thoroughly clean so that the dye will absorb into it properly. Oily skin does not make a great Henna applying surface candidate.
The henna is made into a powder, which is mixed with water. Depending on the client’s needs in terms of color and the depth of the tint, it is then applied to the hairs of the eyebrows and left to soak into the skin beneath, for about 10-15 minutes. The powder comes in different shades and undertones, so browsing through the picture portfolio of the salon that you go to is advisable. You have to make sure that the desired shade is what is applied to your eyebrows.
Difference between Henna brow color and regular brow tint
There isn’t much of a difference since both do not permanently stick to the skin. However, the only slight difference is that regular brow tint lasts much less long than the Henna brow color. Brow Henna is more defined in texture, depth of the undertones, and lasts for up to six weeks. Regular brow, on the other hand, looks more natural and apparently, is ideal for anybody due to its natural finish.
How long does the tint last?
After treatment, the application of the henna lasts about 2-4 weeks. The longevity of the tint is also dependent on the nature of the individual’s skin and what kind of ingredients are in the face products that they use every day. Moreover, if you have oily skin, chances are the tint will fade quicker than one who has dry skin.
It is recommended that using the natural hairs of your eyebrows with henna is more effective than having no hairs at all. The existing definition of the eyebrows gives them a more natural look, as opposed to having no eyebrow at all. Altering or reshaping the eyebrow does not maintain the texture of the eyebrow, thus making them look a little bit weird.
Tips on how to maintain the tint on the eyebrows after application
- Do not wash your hair soon after application. The shampoo or conditioner could potentially diminish the Henna tint.
- Avoid going in the sun soon after. The rays make the tint fade away.
- Products that are oil-based fade the tint. Avoid using them.
- Do not jump into a swimming pool or go into a sauna. Wait until 24 hours have passed if you love to indulge in any of these activities.
- Don’t use any kind of medications for acne or face masks after application. Again, they can fade the Henna from the eyebrows.
- Avoid going for tanning after the procedure.
- Lastly, avoid touching the eyebrows soon after application.
What are the benefits?
- If you have sensitive skin, then tinting your eyebrows with henna is ideal.
- Eyebrows have a more even, fuller appearance due to Henna’s powerful staining ability.
- The dye is not permanent, in case you have a change of heart about long-term application.
- There are no other chemicals like peroxide used. Henna is all-natural.
- Henna nourishes your brows, giving them a healthy glow.
- Application is painless, effortless and no needles, (unlike procedures like Microblading) of any kind are used.
- Henna tints grey hairs as well.
- It promotes hair growth in areas that have no hair on the eyebrow. After all, it does have healing properties. Once your hair starts to grow in the patches that didn’t have any hair, it’s easier to have a more defined look for your next session at the salon.
- You don’t have to worry about doing your eyebrows every day. They are already done!
DIY Henna eyebrow tinting Kits
The prices of Henna procedures in any given salon can range anywhere between $35-$75. They are affordable, hence the rising popularity of applying Henna on the eyebrows.
On the other hand, with the increasing demand for henna eyebrow tinting, a lot of women are opting to purchase DIY (Do It Yourself) kits that they can use in the comfort of their own homes. This is not recommended since there is the expertise needed from an expert in the application and contouring of the eyebrows.
However, with enough practice and dedication, most people manage to accomplish the task. What is more alluring about Henna is that the natural aspect attracts people to use it at home safely and effectively. Additionally, they are also quite easy to use and with time, a visit to the salon ceases to be necessary.