When do I schedule my Bridal Henna Session?

You should schedule your Bridal Henna Session 3 days before your first Main Event.

For e.g.: If your Mehndi/Sangeet is on Friday, Wedding is on Saturday and Reception/Valima is on Sunday, then you need to schedule your Henna Session on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Ideally you will get your henna done on Tuesday evening, leave the paste on overnight and take it off the Wednesday Morning. Your stain will start to develop from Orange to Dark Maroonish-Brown in next 48 hours after paste removal. On Friday Morning your henna stain will be at its Darkest color (In some cases it continues to get darker for another day or two).

Your henna stain stays dark and fresh for the next one week and after that it slowly starts fading. (Also depends on how you take care of your henna)

How long does Bridal Henna take?

Bridal henna can take somewhere from 3 to 10 hours depending on the coverage and complexity of the design.

Please avoid scheduling your Bridal Henna session on the same day as your Mehndi/Dholki/Sangeet Party. Bridal Henna application process is preferred to be in a quiet, distraction free working environment. It allows artists to create beautiful work in a timely manner.

If you absolutely want your henna application to be in-front of family/guests then I would suggest to start the henna ahead of time and do the last 2-3 hours while the guests are there.


How long does it take to dry?

You will have to be very careful while it dries!

It will take approximately 30-45 minutes before the henna paste is completely dry that you do not have to worry about smudging it. Keep all clothing hair, jewelry etc. away from your design for at least half hour.


How long do I need to leave the paste on?

 Keep it on your skin for as long as possible (recommended 4-8+ hours). The longer the paste remains on your skin, the darker and deeper the henna will stain. I highly recommend brides to leave their henna on overnight specially if you are getting henna done on the upper arm and legs. For clients who are getting henna done on their shoulder, neck, stomach etc. should leave it on for at least 8 hours.


How do I take it off?

Scratch off the dried paste using your fingers. DO NOT USE WATER, I repeat, DO NOT USE WATER as it can interrupt the oxidization and darkening process of the henna. If the dried paste is sticky and hard to remove, then warm up a bit of coconut/olive oil and rub it over – this will make it softer and easier to remove.


What to expect after removing your paste:

Henna stain will be orange at first. It will develop and darken anywhere from orange-brown to maroon or chocolate-brown over the next 12-48 hours.


Body Temperature:

Henna stains best when your body temperature is Warm. You may sit near a heater or cover yourself in a nice warm clothing. Don’t make it too hot for yourself that you may start sweating. Lightly warm body temperature is good.


How does henna fade?

Henna fades over time as your skin exfoliates over the next few days. If you would like to remove the design sooner then you will need to self-exfoliate 2-3 times per week, to stimulate rejuvenation of the skin.


Why does some part of the skin stain darker than the other?

Normally henna stains darker on the body parts where the skin is thicker. For example, Hands and Feet. Henna always stains lighter on the arms, back, chest etc. as the skin is thinner on those areas.

Unrivaled Henna cannot guarantee that the henna stain will be equally dark on every person. Lotion, tanning products, other oils and cosmetics, use of water, cold body temperature, medication, poor after care, as well as stress etc. may cause henna to stain a lighter color.

Clients are fully responsible for the proper aftercare of their henna stain. A detailed aftercare information will be provided at the time of your booking.


 How long does it lasts?

Henna Tattoo will lasts 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the placement of henna, personal body chemistry and how henna was cared for.