Henna vs Eyebrow Tint
This question is commonly asked by our new and existing clients. Mostly from our returning brow clientele, who book in monthly for their B&A Natural Brow transformation treatment. This appointment consists of their one on one, personalised, symmetrical shaping, wax, trim and specially formulated tint, colour and patch filling appointment. Always performed by the artist and owner Brydie Smith. From the beginning of opening her business, Brydie Smith has held the highest importance towards her connection between artist and client. Ensuring each client is always worked on by the same artist, that knows your brows, instead of a different stylist each time. Our clientele has asked the questions and we now are sharing the answers, in regards to comparisons, pro’s, cons and the ingredient differences between henna and eyebrow tint.
FIRSTLY, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BROW TINT AND HENNA?
Although the idea and purpose are the same for both products, being that both eyebrow tinting and henna are used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs, this colour then casts a shadow and creates an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
However one of the biggest difference is in the ingredients. Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as “hina” or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as makeup. The product used for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however, the shades have been formulated to better suit eyebrow tones. Brow tint is
Henna is perfect for those who have patches and sparse hair throughout the brows. As it stains the skin to create a powder-filled in look. It also lasts a lot longer than your average eyebrow tint. Henna brow tint can last up to 2 weeks on the skin and 4 weeks on the hair.
Now let us not forget about the colour perfection of the trusted brow tint. The last may be less with the application tint compared to henna, but the colour is far more realistic, natural and extremely easy to predict. The depth and tones of brow tint are truly only dependent on only how long the tint is left on the brows for, and oily skin types are also a factor in development time. Making this product far more workable and reliable when it comes to the outcome of the colour. The tint should last to the skin for at least 4-7 days, the hair should hold colour for up to 4 weeks. Light, fair hair should not be fully removed from each hair for at least 3 months. Most clients are due for their eyebrows to be waxed at the 4-8 week mark, which by then another staining of the skin with eyebrow tint is applied. All in all the eyebrow tint method is favourable, as colour and shape trump the longevity of incorrect or unnatural colour.
HOW ARE THEY BOTH APPLIED AND WHAT ARE THE PROS & CONS?
Henna powder and demineralised water are mixed to create a paste, which is then applied through the shape of your eyebrows and allowed to soak into the skin for 15-25 minutes.
Less intensity is applied that the beginning of the brow, with more strength in the arch and tail for an ombré effect.
Con* The highly pigmented colours and quick staining time does not allow much room to perfect the shape, or patch tint, which is an essential part of our Natural Brow Transformation Treatment. As some brows require one area/patch to be filled and a thicker area of the brows to be just lightly tinted.
Brows & Artistry’s tone of Brow Tint is firstly chosen to best suit the hairs of the eyebrows, skin undertones and head hair of the client.
Pro* Brow tint has a more common blonde/brow baseline so colour matching is easier.
The tint colour creme is then mixed with the peroxide liquid, and applied to the brows.
Pro* The application of Brow Tint has more flexibility with time, compared to henna, as each section of the brow may need more or less developing time dependant on the thickness/thinness of the natural brow hair, width, length and shape. The slower process of colour grabbing allows the artist to perfect the position whilst developing.
I hope this helped weigh up the pros and cons of Brow Tint vs Henna.
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Written By Brydie Smith.