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How to Apply Henna Paste and Care for Your New Art

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Drying the Henna Paste
How to Apply Henna Paste and Care for Your New Art
Once you’ve applied your design to your satisfaction, you’ll want to allow the paste to dry. This can take around 30 minutes. To speed up the drying time and also to intensify the staining ability of the paste, use a hair dryer on a low setting to apply warm air to the paste as it dries. The heat helps to activate the henna to create a more intense stain.

As the paste dries, it will shrink, leaving gaps in your design without any paste. Re-apply the henna to fill in any gaps and allow to dry again.

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