I tried the henna brow tint and here are my thoughts
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What is eyebrow henna?
You've probably heard of eyebrow lamination and feather tattooing, but the new brow trend that is now my new favourite thing in this entire world is the henna tint.
It's a semi-permanent form of eyebrow tinting that uses natural henna dye to stain your eyebrow hairs as well as your skin. This allows you to give your eyebrow hairs the illusion of more depth and fullness, and it's seriously just a magical experience.
I went to Royals Clinic Australia to give this beauty service a red hot go, and I'm officially hooked for the rest of my life.
What's the process?
The process is pretty similar to that of a normal eyebrow tint, the process just takes a little longer. Faye from Royals Clinic Australia started out the process by mapping my brows and planning their shape. It had been about two months since an eyebrow wax, so to say I was overdue was a vast understatement.
Faye then waxed and plucked my eyebrows as you would at any normal brow appointment. She then mixes up a tint colour that would suit you – for me, this was a mix between brown and dark brown to match my hair colour. The tint is then applied and it does have a slight cooling sensation but is very comfortable.
The henna tint was then left on for 40 minutes. You can feel the henna start to dry a little bit as you would with any normal henna art. Faye then takes it off and voila, you're done! In some cases, if you want the henna to stain your skin a little longer, you can wear the tint home and wash it off yourself.
Eyebrow henna FAQs
1. How much does it cost?
Henna brows can cost from $50-$100. The price at Royals Clinic Australia is definitely on the more affordable side at $50.
2. Who is a good candidate for henna brow tint?
The best part about this service is that it's really suitable for the vast majority. Henna is a natural plant pigment from the Hina tree, which even makes it perfect for people with sensitive skin.
3. What should you not do after the treatment?
Below are some tips for henna brow aftercare:
- Do not rub the area treated
- Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours
- Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this can cause the tint to fade
- Avoid swimming/saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment
- Oil-based makeup remover can cause the tint to fade quicker
- Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause the tint to fade quicker
4. Are there any side effects?
I experienced no side effects after my henna tint and I have eczema and dry skin. If you do experience any irritation while the henna is on your skin, let your beauty therapist know immediately.
Additionally, if you do fake tan, this can cause the henna to turn green on the skin, so make sure you scrub it off before your treatment.
5. Is there a recovery period?
No recovery period, once the henna is washed off, you're good to rock and roll.
6. How long does the henna brow tint last?
Henna brow tint lasts between two and six weeks, but this definitely depends on your complexion. If you have dryer skin, you will notice the tint will last longer than those with oily skin.
I am obsessed. I can genuinely, genuinely, say I never see myself going back to a normal wax and tint. I'm all about that fabulous HD henna brow life. Given that I was paying $42 for a wax and normal tint at a previous salon and Royals charges $50 for a service of higher quality, it's a no brainer for me.
Their staff is also super friendly, nice and they talk you through every step as they do it. So if you're on the fence over trying out this beauty treatment, I couldn't recommend them enough.
The before and after speak for itself, and you can check out some more results below.
Some more henna eyebrow tint results
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