Eyebrow trends come and go like the wind. With the early aught years bringing in the skinny brow look, many gals over plucked their brow hairs and now regret it. But the good news is, you don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror filling in your brows with makeup anymore.
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But there is some confusion as to the difference between henna tinting, which has been around for years, and henna brows, a relatively new brow treatment that’s taking social media by a storm. Both Brow Tint and Henna Brows have the same goal of achieving the look of darker brows. But there are some key differences that are important to know when deciding which service may be best for you.
The differences between henna tinting and henna brows:
Henna has been a popular technique used for body art and hair dyeing for many years. Made from a natural plant-based dye derived from the Lawsonia Inermis plant, henna is now gaining notoriety as a semi-permanent eyebrow tinting treatment that lasts as long as other treatments like brow lamination.
Tinting the brows with the use of dyes like henna has been around for decades. Henna brows, on the other hand, are a new treatment that helps make your brows thicker, bushier, and yes, darker than ever before.
Both Brow Tint and Henna Brows have the same goal of achieving the look of darker brows. But there are some key differences in deciding which services may be best for you.
Henna brows are a semi-permanent solution that lasts up to eight weeks on the hair. The hair dye adheres to both the skin and hair, and has a longer processing time. In brow henna, henna is used as a brow tint that dyes the skin in addition to the actual hair follicles. The henna is painted onto the eyebrows and skin beneath, making it great for people who want thicker, bushier, and fuller brows in addition to darker.
Brow tint is a temporary solution that lasts up to two weeks on the brow hairs, and only lightly stains the skin for one or two days. Tinting is great for those that are happy with their eyebrow hair fullness but want to give the brow hairs a darker shade.
Maintenance for Brow Tint & Henna Brows
Following a henna brow treatment, it’s important to keep the area around the brows dry for at least 24 hours. This includes showering, swimming, and sweating. Exfoliating will also cause the henna stain to fade quicker.
Although it’s not a problem to get your eyebrows wet after a tinting treatment, you shoud avoid washing the brow hairs for at least 12 hours.
For both treatments, it’s important to avoid excessive touching or rubbing for 24 hours to avoid irritation. Chlorine can also shorten the duration of the henna making it less than ideal for swimmers.
Benefits of Henna Brows
Rapidly becoming a cult favourite, henna brows are one of the hottest brow treatmets on social media. An affordable, convenient, and natural alternative to traditional brow colouring, henna brows are a non-toxic, organic, and plant-based. Because henna contains no harsh chemicals, the application process is safe and pain-free making it ideal for any eyebrow shape, hair and skin tone, and age, and those with allergies or sensitive skin.
Henna Brows involve applying a paste made from henna and water to the eyebrows using a brush or applicator, shaping and filling in the brows to achieve the desired look, and then allowing it to dry for about 20 to 30 minutes.
The longer the henna is left on the brows, the darker the color will be. After the appropriate amount of processing time, the henna is removed, revealing beautifully tinted eyebrows. The resulting color can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on individual factors such as skin type, exposure to water, and daily cleansing routines.
Henna Brows are becoming increasingly popular because they are very natural-looking. Not only do they provide a tint to the brows, but they enhance their shape and fullness. Henna is a great option for people with sparse or light-colored eyebrows who want a semi-permanent solution to define and darken their brows.
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What is Henna?
Henna, a natural extract found in the henna plant, has been used for centuries, dating back to the ancient Egyptian era when it was used as an ornamental dye for hair and nails.
Henna brows work by casting a shadow that creates an illusion that the brow area is much more profound and fuller. This makes for an effective treatment for anyone with sparse or thin brows.
And because henna is a natural plant dye, it does not involve the use of bleach, ammonia, or any other potentially hazardous chemicals, making it one of the safest brow treatments for the delicate eye area.
Who Should Try Henna Brows?
Although henna brows aren’t for everyone, this treatment is an excellent solution for people who struggle with designing and filling in their brows as it provides a good base form.cHenna brows are especially perfect for clients who have sparse, very thin, or non-existent brow hair.
Henna brows typically leave a mark on the skin for seven to fourteen days, and the dye on the brows lasts 6-8 weeks, which is substantially longer than standard tints, which only lasts for a few weeks at most.
How long the henna stain lasts depends on the type of skin you have. Clients with oily skin will likely need to repeat the process more frequently as henna products generally don’t mix well with oil. To resolve this, the brow expert will make sure your brows are cleaned thoroughly before the application process begins.
One of the most exciting things about henna brows is that they are appropriate for anyone. A patch service test will determine whether a henna brow treatment is right for you.
Who Should NOT Have a Henna Brow Treatment?
- If your patch test shows redness, soreness, or bumps, henna products may not be for you.
- If there are signs of infection or eczema, you should not use henna products.
- If there are scabs or cuts on the brow area, you should wait until the open sores clear before your henna brow treatment.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to henna products, do not use the product on your skin. Instead, try another brow treatment such as brow lamination.
Which is Best for You?
If you’re happy with your natural brow hair fullness but want your brows to look darker, then brow tint may be great for you.
Henna Brows, on the other hand, are perfect for people who are not happy with their brow fullness, have naturally sparse or over plucked brows, or wish to cover grey and white brow hairs. Henna brows are also effective for clients with scarring on the brow area that resulted missing hairs.
Completely safe and painless using no harsh ingredients, henna brows are perfect for those who have thin and sparse brows as henna stains the skin to create a powder filled in look, similar to that of semi permanent make up but without the commitment. Henna brows last a lot longer than henna tint, lasting up to 8 weeks.
What is the Henna Brow Process?
The henna brow treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes to develop in the salon. The process is created in layers so you can choose how bold or natural you want the final result to be.
Henna brows also come in a variety of shades, almost double the amount of regular tinting. With 10 different shades to choose, you can be assured that you’ll leave the salons with the colour that bests highlights your facial features. During a consultation, you and your brow expert will discuss how dark you’d like your brows to be as well as the shape and thickness.
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