Henna Crowns

Henna Crowns 

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For Henna Crown Services

  • Average crown designs take 1-2 hours.
  • We suggest charging your hourly rates or a flat rate for this type of appointment.
  • Some artists choose to offer complimentary or discounted Henna Crown services. 
  • If the client has peach fuzz or small hairs it can be extremely challenging to henna over the hairs as they disrupt the henna paste. The outcome is often better if the client has a freshly shaved or buzzed head. 
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  • Clean the skin very well with alcohol or witch hazel, we like single use alcohol prep pads.
  • Clean sections repeatedly as you move across the head, the scalp is very oily.
  • Skin on the forehead, temples and neck will stain differently than scalp and fade at a different rate.
  • The center of the head when laying out your design is not the top of the head. It is slightly back at the ‘crown’. This is important to note if you’re creating a mandala or round design.
  • Have client seated comfortably with their back supported so they may relax.
  • Stand behind the client so you can walk around the head as you create your design.
  • Having the client seated below you works great, either on the floor or a lower chair.
  • When drawing on the back of the neck do not allow the client to bend their neck forward. It will stretch out the skin and create smooshes and smeared henna paste when they straighten their neck out.
  • Use bold design elements for the best stain outcome.
 

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  • Keep client warm, henna stains better when the body is warm.
  • Seal with a lemon-sugar sealant. Lightly mist over the design as it dries.
  • Advise client to allow henna to soak on for 4-12 hours or for as long as is comfortable. The longer the henna is allowed to soak on the skin the darker the design will be.
 

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Safety Precautions for you and client

  • If the artist is ill you should not be around those with compromised immune systems. It is better to cancel and reschedule than expose a client to an illness.
  • Be sensitive to your client and skip perfumes and scented body products.
  • Scrub hands/nails/forearms with soap and water before touching your client.

* When working with immune-compromised patients it’s always advisable to request your client discuss your henna paste ingredient list with their physician before application.

When a person is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, extremely strong drugs are being used. These drugs may leach out in sweat, urine, vomit, sneezing, etc.  If you are concerned about your health and exposure discuss this with the client. It may be in the artists best interest to wear gloves to protect themselves and a mask to prevent the client from illness or germs spread by the artist.

Baldness may be caused by several factors:

  • Chemotherapy/radiation treatments for cancer may cause baldness
  • Alopecia causes hair-loss and baldness
  • Genetics/Heredity may cause baldness
  • Hormone imbalances and other illnesses may cause baldness 
 

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Cautions and Recommendations 

When working with clients that are immune-compromised the gentlest ingredients should be used. 

  •  Use the highest quality products available for your henna paste. 
  • This means NATURAL HENNA POWDER from a trusted reliable source, appropriate essential oils, and lemon juice, water or apple juice. 
  • Generally, products sold on Ebay or Amazon are not pure, natural or the highest quality. 
  • Top tier artist-suppliers who specialize in henna will always have the best product available. 

Essential oils can be extremely strong and some can cause serious burns, skin irritations or react with medications. You must be very mindful of what you use. 

Bulgarian or French High Altitude Lavender Essential oil is generally believed to be the most mild essential oil, and it yields great color for henna stains! Essential oils are an active ingredient in your henna paste, this is not an ingredient that should be downgraded on quality to save money - price and quality are important. 

Use Bulgarian Lavender essential oil with less than 3% camphor content for safety when working with cancer patients.

Liquid additions to henna paste should be limited to lemon juice, water or apple juice. Coffee, tea, lime juice, grapefruit juice, etc. are not necessary or beneficial additions and in some cases can interfere with medications.

Ingredients for henna crowns should be limited to:

  • Natural Henna Powder, Lawsonia Inermis
  • Bulgarian or High Altitude Lavender Essential Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia with less than 3% camphor content
  • Lemon Juice, bottled or fresh (strained) is our recommended liquid. Water or apple juice are also suitable.
  • Sugar