Sugar or No Sugar?
By: Krysteen Lomonaco ~
How can I get my henna paste to stay on longer? It seems to dry and fall off within an hour or two even though I coat it with lemon and sugar.
You can try to mix your lemon/sugar with more sugar for added stickiness. This sometimes helps. I like to add sugar directly to my henna paste. This seems to work well and gives it the ability to "hang in there" longer. If you make your own brew try adding okra (my favorite). This will add elasticity and help it stick to the skin better. Some people use hard candy in their brew for the same purpose. Let me know what you try and what worked for you.