Henna is magical! It starts off orange and darkens to an almost pitch black colour on the palms, and dark brown elsewhere. The peak colour is reached at 48 hours after application. This chart shows you the colour change process of a henna stain on different areas of the body – click on the image to see a full size and readable version.

Where to get great henna stain (henna stains the darkest where the skin is thickest):

  • Palm of the hands
  • Soles of the feet

Where to get good henna stain:

  • Tops of the hands
  • Tops of the feet
  • Forearms
  • Lower legs

Where the henna stain isn’t so good (henna colour is lightest where the skin in thinnest):

  • Face
  • Torso (e.g. chest back, shoulders)
  • Thighs
  • Neck

If you’d like to get your hands on the henna powders featuring in the chart check out my henna shop.

henna stain progression


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