Eyebrow tinting

How to dye eyebrows with henna at home?

Eyebrow coloring with henna is an excellent alternative to the classic tattoo, which is not suitable for everyone and has contraindications. It is called biotattooing and it has many advantages, including: ease of application, the low price of the natural dye, the possibility of obtaining several shades and quite long-term stability, although less in contrast to chemical paints. Henna, is a natural dye that is not able to absorb into the skin and does not cause allergies and irritation.

The process of staining eyebrows with henna is similar to the process of applying special dye, but it will not make hair pigmentation, only powder pigmentation.

Techniques for dyeing eyebrows with henna?

What is better to dye eyebrows: paint or henna? To answer this question, we can make a comparative characteristic.

The coloring of eyebrows with henna involves giving the hairs the desired color with the help of a dye of dried henna leaves. Therefore, this dye is a natural dye.

Biotattooing of eyebrows, as their coloring with natural dyes is called, is the most gentle and safe method of correcting and visually making them thicker. The henna dyes only the outer shell of the hair and has no harmful effect on the skin. After a few weeks, it washes off.

You can both dye your hair with natural dyes – henna or basma, or use special dyes. To understand which method is better, you should compare them and determine all the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The benefits of coloring eyebrow with henna

  • does not cause soreness at the application site;
  • does not damage the skin;
  • long enough period of dyeing stability;
  • colored eyebrows look natural;
  • henna is hypoallergenic;
  • it is possible to get several shades;
  • it is possible to visually hide some skin defects (for example, scars) or correct too sparsely growing eyebrow hairs;
  • henna biotattooing is safe for health and is not contraindicated for use during pregnancy and lactation, as well as for teenage girls.

The benefits of eyebrow dyeing:

  1. The dye has a resistance of 4 to 6 weeks due to the fact that its components penetrate deep into the hair, unlike henna.
  2. Convenience and ease of use, as it is ready for use, and the henna dye must be prepared in accordance with all the proportions specified in the recipe.
  3. Special eyebrow dyes are ideal for women of any type. Henna, on the other hand, can dye different hair structures in different ways. Thicker hair will have a less intense shade.

However, with all the positive qualities of chemical staining paints, they have one significant disadvantage – they can cause allergies. Pregnant and nursing women are not recommended to use them. Nevertheless, cosmetologists recommend using natural cosmetics, which include the thornless seaweed. It can not only dye, but also strengthen the hair, improving its growth.

How to prepare to color eyebrows with henna at home?

The procedure of painting eyebrows henna is not difficult, so you can do it on their own and do not go to the beauty salon for this. Today you can buy ready to use henna for the tattoo, and you can buy the powder and prepare the paint yourself. To do this, you need to have a minimum of tools and become familiar with the technical process of henna hair dyeing and the possibility of using additional ingredients.

Eyebrow dye allergy

Before you dye your eyebrows with henna, be sure to do an allergy test one day before you intend to dye. Apply a small amount of the dye mixture to the inner side of the elbow, hold for 40 minutes and rinse with water. If there are no allergic manifestations, henna is not contraindicated.

It is best to choose Indian rather than Iranian or Turkish, as there are more shades in its palette. Light-skinned blondes will suit light brown shades, darker shades are better for brown hair and dark brown and black shades are good for brunettes with dark brown and black hair.

To perform henna biotattooing at home, you need to have:

  1. A glass or plastic container to dilute the pigment;
  2. A plastic or wooden stick to mix the solution;
  3. a brush with a short and stiff pile to apply the paint;
  4. cotton buds and disks to help correct eyebrow lines, if necessary
  5. a thick, greasy cream to apply around the eyebrow area to be painted;
  6. Polyethylene gloves.

Preparation of a henna dye solution

Now we can look at how to properly prepare a henna leaf dye mixture and what it will take.

Nowadays, ready-made eyebrow dyes are very popular, and many women prefer to prepare them themselves at home. This option is economical, but the palette of resulting shades is not inferior to ready-made mixtures.

So, in addition to henna, you may need strong tea, coffee, lemon juice, and basma. These ingredients are the key to getting the desired shade:

  1. If henna and coffee are added to the henna solution, the color will turn dark, up to black. However, the combination of henna and basma without any other additives will give a light brown color.
  2. Pure henna, kept for 20 minutes, gives a bright reddish color.
  3. Mixed with black tea, henna gives you a rich dark brown hue. Ground coffee can also be added to get a darker color with good hiding power.
  4. Lemon juice, on the other hand, will make the color lighter.
  5. Henna with fragrance gives a natural blush color.

A step-by-step description of the process of self-tinting eyebrows

  • As with any other cosmetic procedures, before dyeing the eyebrows, you need to clean and degrease the skin.
  • Then the contour of the eyebrows is drawn with a brown marker or using a special template.
  • The skin around the hairs is generously smeared with greasy cream to prevent accidental staining of nearby areas. Try not to touch the hairs with the cream.
  • Next, the coloring mixture is applied. First trace the contour of the eyebrows with a thin brush or bamboo stick, the tip of the tools should be as thin as possible. To do this, you need to dip the brush in the dye and grab a small amount of it. The henna applied to the eyebrow should be applied in a dense, even layer. You should hold the dye depending on the desired result. The longer the henna will stay on the eyebrows, the more intense and saturated the final shade will be.
  • After the due time, henna is washed off with a cotton pad soaked with water, and the skin is treated with micellar water.

Eyebrow tinting with ready-to-use eyebrow henna.

One of the most popular henna-based eyebrow dye brands is Brow Henna. Its palette is represented by two basic colors – blonde and shaden, and several red and brown shades, which amounts to a total of 8 shades. This mixture comes in handy tubes in powder form and is ready to use. It makes the process of coloring eyebrows and eyelashes much easier.

The recommendations for preparation for eyebrow coloring with Brow Henna are similar to the self-colored mixture of regular henna powder: the skin is cleansed, an alcohol marker is applied to contour the eyebrows and the skin areas around it are smeared with a nourishing cream.

Next, in a non-metallic container, mix the powder with about 3 drops of water until it is the consistency of a liquid sauce. If necessary, a darker or lighter shade can be added to the mixture, further expanding the paint palette.

The paint should be applied with a thin brush, starting from the contour of the hair growth. Applying the paint outside of the hairline can result in a wider eyebrow. The mixture is usually cured for 10 minutes, but you can achieve a more intense color by curing the paint for 15 minutes.

Eyebrow care after henna dyeing

You should take care of henna-dyed eyebrows, whether you buy ready-made dye or make it yourself, in the same way.

  1. Frequent contact with harsh cleansers containing alcohol should be avoided.
  2. In the first day after the eyebrows have been painted with henna, you should not allow them to come into contact with water, as the henna is very unstable at this time. When washing the face, going to the pool or swimming pool, it is advisable to apply any nourishing cream or oil on the eyebrows, which will serve as a protective layer. A bath or sauna will also have an adverse effect on the color during the first day, since the high temperature has a destructive effect on the henna pigment in the first day.
  3. Within a few days you should avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight on the painted eyebrows, as this quickly burns out and dulls the henna. Rubbing dyed eyebrows with cotton pads or a towel too hard will quickly remove the color.
  4. You can correct eyebrows that have already been treated with henna-based colouring agent on the following day.

The eyebrows, professionally dyed with henna, can enjoy their rich color for up to 6 weeks. But despite this, you should know that the shade will last for quite a long time. Even after a few months the hairs may have a reddish tint.

If you use a dye made by yourself from henna powder, the result will be happy for 2-4 weeks, depending on the initial color received.

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