Henna paste is made from the henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis) which is dried, and ground into a powder. Once sifted the powder is ready to be made into a paste for body art (or hair dying) purposes. It works by staining the top layer of the skin (epidermis) as it sits on your skin. The longer the paste is on your skin, the richer the stain. Once the paste is removed, the stain will oxidise over the following 48 hours at which point the colour will attain full maturity.
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