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How to Apply Henna Paste and Care for Your New Art

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Applying the Design Freehand
How to Apply Henna Paste and Care for Your New Art
Once you have your henna paste ready to go – whether it be pre-made, homemade, in a cone, tube or bottle – you’re ready to start applying your design. This is the fun part! But it’s also quite time consuming. You’ll want to allow at least 1-2 hours for this part of the process. Rushing it will result in a pale stain that won’t last very long.

Most henna designs are applied freehand – you can use a design as a reference, but it’s usually easiest to draw directly onto the skin with the henna paste. If you have a particularly difficult design or one that requires a certain amount of “perfection,” you can use a skin scribe to draw the design on first. Skin scribes are like a marker, usually only come in purple, and they are safe for use on the skin.

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