So Henna vs. Traditional Brow Tint: Which is best?
In the brow treatment industry, two techniques have risen to prominence: So Henna and traditional tinting. Both have their unique advantages, and as a Brow Technician, understanding these nuances is crucial. Let's delve deeper into the world of brow enhancement and look at the differences and benefits of each method to help you choose which procedure you would like to offer to your clients.
The Allure of So Henna
Originating from the henna plant, So Henna contains a natural dye that has been used for centuries across various cultures. When it comes to brows, So Henna provides a semi-permanent tint that can last up to six weeks, making it a favorite among those seeking a longer-lasting solution which is natural and promotes brow health when used in conjunction with our incredible Brow Oil.
Key Features of So Henna:
So Henna is devoid of harmful chemicals, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. However, it’s important to remember that it does contain very small amounts of PPD and, therefore, should not be used on clients who have a PPD allergy. You should always do a patch test for new clients and a thorough consultation!
The So Henna brow powders are available in multiple shades, including two mixing shades, ‘Sweetener’ and ‘Espresso’, to alter the undertone of each colour. This ensures a customised and bespoke look for every individual. Henna also penetrates the skin more deeply than traditional dyes, resulting in a richer and longer-lasting pigment on the skin.
Traditional Tinting: Time-Honoured and Trusted
Traditional tinting a reliable technique in the beauty industry, using a semi-permanent dye designed for brows. The procedure is swift, and the results can be enjoyed for up to four weeks on the brow hair but will only last a couple of days on the skin.
Key Features of Traditional Tinting:
A traditional brow tint treatment can be very quick and, therefore, is ideal for those clients with tight schedules. It’s always beneficial to you, saving you time and therefore free to open you up to more clients. The brow dye can be meticulously and accurately applied, ensuring a refined finish.
Comparing the Two: Which Reigns Supreme?
Duration: In terms of duration, So Henna has the upper hand in terms of longevity due to its natural staining properties, lasting up to 2 weeks on the skin and up to 6 weeks on the hair.
Ingredients: So Henna boasts a natural ingredient list with only a small amount of PPD, while traditional tints may contain more chemicals and formulas. However, it's worth noting that these chemicals are safe for use as long as your client has been patch tested.
Application Time: Traditional tinting is faster, but many clients appreciate the extended So Henna application as a pampering session as well as seeing it as an investment for longer-lasting results.
Finish: Both techniques offer a vibrant finish. The choice often hinges on personal preference, with some favouring the matte allure of henna brows and others the sheen of brow dye.
Cost: So Henna treatments might come with a slightly heftier price tag due to their natural ingredients, longer treatment time and extended results. However, its longevity often justifies the cost for many clients. This being said, brow dye can be a great choice for clients who want stunning brows on a budget.
The debate between So Henna and traditional tinting doesn't have a one-size-fits-all answer. Both methods have their merits, and the choice often boils down to individual preferences and needs. As a Brow Technician, being proficient in both techniques ensures you can cater to a broad spectrum of clients, enhancing their beauty and boosting their confidence.
For those in the beauty industry, continuous learning and adaptation are crucial. By understanding the intricacies of both So Henna and traditional tinting, you position yourself as a trusted expert in the field. Interested in So Henna, make sure to check out our bespoke products.