Henna Removal Techniques
Henna Removal Techniques
While we are on the subject of Henna removal, I think that it is very important to say up front that the best way to remove a henna tattoo is to simply let it fade away on it’s own.
Depending on where you placed the Henna and the color of the Henna will really dictate how long the henna stain is going to last.
While henna is temporary, it isn’t like applying one of those cute little temporary tattoos that can be removed with baby oil or nail polish remover.
Henna tattoos applied to the hands or the arms or the neck will usually fade in a few days, possibly a week. The Henna tattoos applied to the feet or back are going to last longer because the skin in those areas is usually thicker and not as well moisturized.
It is also going to depend a lot on whether or not you took steps to darken the Henna with the lemon and sugar application or if you wrapped the area. While henna is beautiful, if youseriously want to achieve a nice tattoo, you really must stop and think before applying the Henna or trying to remove it.
If you really have to speed up the time it takes to remove the henna there are a number of things you can do.
Remember, that this is a stain. The best way to get a stain out is to wash it. If you have access to a chlorinated pool or hot tub, go for a swim or sit and soak for awhile. The chlorine will help fade the stain. Obviously, the longer you are in the chlorine the greater the effect. You could also try to soak the area in salt water for 15 minutes. The salt is supposed to help remove the stain.
Henna removal can also sometimes be as simple as just washing it. At times, even a good washing will at least lighten the Henna. If you applied the Henna to your hands, arms, legs, or neck wash more often. Using an antibacterial soap and a loofah sponge will help speed up the process as well. The loofah is important because it will exfoliate the skin. When you exfoliate, you are removing the top layer of skin, which will dull the color of the stain until it is gone.
You can also apply exfoliating creams to the area twice a day for a few days to help speed up the process. Keep in mind that the more often you exfoliate, the more damage you may be doing to your skin. You may bleed or blister depending on how intensely you are using any of these techniques.
Something else that has been tried by other people and said to be good for Henna removal is Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide can be applied to the area with a cotton ball. However, please remember that this has worked for some people and not for others. Start exercising, yes exercising. The more you sweat the quicker you will bleed the stain out. Sweat helps to give our natural exfoliation process a swift kick in the pants.
We started off by telling you the best thing to do, which is to just let the henna fade naturally on it’s own. However, all of these techniques will help speed up the process to an extent, but there isn’t a technique or proven chemical removal system that we know of, that will safely remove the henna completely.
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