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How to Make White Henna

It's one of the biggest body art crazes out there right now, and for good reason. White henna is a beautiful look for either special occasions, or just everyday wear. It allows for a beautiful lacy design, and an airy feel that normal red henna or even black henna just doesn't have.

Best of all, you can easily make white henna in your own home! So, how to make white henna? It's simple enough. But first, ask yourself….

What Is White Henna?

White henna is not, technically speaking, henna. Real, natural henna can only come in one color: Red. This is because henna comes from a specific plant, lawsonia intermis, which gives it the signature red color.

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However, white henna is still a beautiful way to decorate your body for any reason or even no reason at all. It can be done either by hand, freely, or even simply using one of the many henna patterns for sale.

What Can Be Used

When looking for a good choice in white henna, you want to go with something that is already supposed to be on your skin.

pencil color

A good, and very popular, choice is to use thick body paint to get the desired effect. You can also use white airbrush paint or makeup to get the look. For very sensitive areas, such as around the eyes, you can use a white eyeliner pencil to get that gorgeous white henna look.

What Shouldn't Be Used

There are definitely things that you want to avoid when making white henna. While it might be tempting to simply bleach the pattern into your skin, it isn't worth the try. It won't turn out correctly, and you'll likely injure yourself in the process. Likewise, acrylic paint, craft paint, spray paint, nail polish, and anything else not specifically designed to be on human skin shouldn't be used.

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It will likely just cause irritation to your skin.

How to Make It Last

Because it doesn't stain the skin, white henna doesn't last as long as standard red henna. In fact, most white henna recipes are able to simply be washed off with soap and water. This makes keeping it on for a long time very difficult.

sink water

You can remedy this by making a few changes. Only use materials that are waterproof, example, to preserve the pattern. Consider covering the design while you're in the shower.

Why Choose White Henna

There are a lot of reasons to choose to use white henna. For one, it's not all that difficult to make. For another, it allows you to be more versatile. But the biggest reason is probably the fact that, at the end of the night, it can be washed off.

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Work in a place that doesn't like body art? Get it done for the weekend, wash it off before Monday, and no one's the wiser!

White henna is a beautiful choice that makes anything look prettier. Add in the fact that it's simple to make, and this is truly a great choice in body art!

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