When should you not get henna brows done?
If you haven’t used henna for tattoos or brows before it is important to know the contraindications for Henna Brows, we recommend that you come in for a quick patch test at least 24 hours before your Henna Brows appointment at Lady Lash – particularly if you are pregnant. Henna is a naturally derived product, which means that it is a known allergen and some people do react to it.
We cannot perform Henna Brows if:
Your patch test shows redness, soreness, raised bumps on the skin or is particularly itchy – all of these are signs of a sensitivity to the henna base.
You have had an allergic reaction to any form of henna (tattooing, hair dye, etc.) in the past.
You are allergic to grasses/seeds – see above (definitely have a patch test!)
You have any sign of eczema, infection, dry skin, cuts or scabbing in the brow area.
We do not advise henna on very mature skin with sunspots and sun damage on the brow area, as the result may be patchy/uneven.
Please note: if you regularly use retinols, AHA or BHA-based products, the henna treatment may not last well. Chemical exfoliants encourage cell turnover, which means that henna tends to fade at a faster rate. Henna also also needs a thicker epidermis to last well, so if you do a lot of skin treatments in that area, it might not work as well