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General Aftercare

How Staining Works

Avoid all water contact to any area of skin where henna has been applied for a minimum of 24 hours after paste removal.

Keep warm during the application and after paste removal to optimise stain results.

Keep your skin moisturised after paste removal to prevent dry skin so to not damage your stain

Do not exfoliate any skin where henna has been applied to.

How to remove

Apply a generous layer of coconut, olive, mustard or any other oil around your house to any area of skin where henna and sealant has been applied.

Let the oil soak for 5-10 mins to remove the stickiness from the sealant.

Proceed to scrape off the henna with a blunt edge such as a spoon, butter knife, credit card.

Pat any excess oil dry.


Paste Ingredients

Have a towel at hand to wipe any excess moisture or droplets from your hand as the priest instructs you to hold, pour, or drink holy liquids give in your hand during the pooja.


Have the person who is putting on your choora pat dry the bangles after being dipped in milk.

Its ok for some drops to be on the skin but ensure to not have soaking wet bangles being applied.


Its not recommended to apply haldi to any areas where henna has been applied.

To exfoliate and remove the yellow staining on arm/ body/ legs, have someone assist in scrubbing. Exfoliating yourself will be abrasive to the henna stain even with gloves.


It is suggested having the Mangala Snaanam 24 hours after your henna paste removal

Apply a thick emollient lotion on any area of skin where henna has been applied to act as a water barrier.


Apply a thick emollient lotion on any area of skin where henna has been applied to act as a water barrier.

Wear gloves when bathing along with your lotion barrier

It is suggested to wash yourself the next day with a soapy flannel and some water. Avoid showering, having a bath to avoid ruining your stains. This is to control the water to avoid any water seeping into your gloves etc.

Wear gloves for the first 24 hours when you’re using the bathroom to minimise washing your hands, after 24 hours you can wash as normal.

Avoid washing your hair and book a wash and blowdry at your local salon or home visit if you can.

Should you need to wash your hair please do so with gloves and a layer of cream on any area of skin with henna. When massaging shampoo and conditioner, remember to be gentle on with your hands to minimise skin abrasion.

Hair Removal

No form of hair removal is recommended once henna has been applied to an area of skin. All forms ( shaving, hair removal creams, epilators, laser, waxing and others ) of hair removal techniques are abrasive to the skin demising your henna stain


Should you be in a field of work where you are constantly washing your hands, please avoid to do so and continually change gloves. Should you be in the medical field, please refer to your work guide on health and hygiene policy/ speak to seniors to best minimise water contact.

Other Activities

Swimming pools demise your henna stains due to the chlorine within the water.

If lifting weights / a frequent gym goer, consider any days once henna has been applied to your wedding as rest days. Sweat moisture and skin stress are detrimental to your stain.

Avoid cooking or cleaning any days once henna has been applied till your wedding.

Henna is a natural sunblock, blocking 100% sunrays. therefore, if you are going to a tropical climate for your honeymoon, ensure to pack sunscreen with you. This is to minimise a reverse tan where once your henna has faded youll be left with patches of paler new skin.