Testing Your Henna Paste For Dye Release
We’ve got an awesome tip on how to check if you henna paste is ready for use. It is fool proof, and ensures the best henna results!!
- Once your henna paste is nearing the ending of its dye release time (which can range from 1 to 24 hours, depending on which henna powder you are using), take a little bit of the henna paste and place it onto your palm. The time also varies depending if you are making a henna for hair recipe, or a henna body art recipe. See more here for dye release times. (scroll down)
- Allow the paste to sit on your palm for 1 minute.
- Then wash it off.
- If the stain left by the henna paste is bright pumpkin orange, then you know your henna paste is perfectly ready to use!
- TIPS: Once your paste is ready, you must use it or put it away in the freezer. Too many times have I had people emailing us to tell us something went wrong with their paste, and come to find out they didn’t do the fool proof test nor did they put it into the freezer after it was done. YOU MUST PUT your fresh henna paste into the freezer after it is ready. This preserves the dye, and therefore you can use it again at a later time. Fresh henna paste lasts for 6 months in the freezer. Please use proper freezer bags to store your cones or henna paste.