It takes a little extra care, but that joyful red color is so satisfying in the grey-brown of winter:
The paste needs to be on the skin 4-6 hours Up this to 6-8 in winter
Henna LOVES heat. In cool / cold weather warm drinks, heating pads, electric blankets are all useful
Flake or 'scrub' off the paste instead of washing it off, Or use oil to loosen the dry paste.
Avoiding water for 24-48 hours really does make a difference!
"Sealing" or wrapping is effective. Sealant recipe below. Wrapping with a compression bandage, old sock, stripped cotton rags, and even TP are good. No plastic wrap: cling wraps trap moisture and cause lines to feather.
The Art of Slow Living
MONIQUE HERZIG artist and advocate for the Slow Life.