Does Henna Brow Powder Expire? The Untold Truth.

by | Nov 11, 2020 | Henna Brows | 0 comments

does henna brow powder expire

Simply put the answer is no, Henna eyebrow kits and Henna brow powder do not expire. They will last for long periods of time sometimes several years depending on how long it takes a person to finish using it.

Have you ever bought a Henna brow kit and never got around to using it? Now weeks, months, even years have passed and you are just rediscovering it. This causes many thought-provoking questions to form. Can I still use this? Is it still good? Will it damage my brows?

These are all great questions and unfortunately, there are not many resources out there to give you a straight-forward answer. This guide will provide the answers to your questions and more. Obviously, you love your Henna brow products, or otherwise, you wouldn’t be here so we would love to share some tips for the ideal conditions to store your Henna products for best use.

If I Use Old Henna Brow Powder Will It Damage My Eyebrows

Henna brow kits don’t have an expiration date and will essentially last until your product has been used up. However if not stored in the correct conditions it will change the quality of the product. Even if you have had your Henna brow powder for a long time and now wish to use it, it will not damage your brows or your skin.

The best-case scenario is that you have stored your Henna brow kit in ideal storage conditions and it provides you with the same quality and long-lasting brows. Worst-case scenario the intensity of the dye will have lessened and your brows will come out the correct color just not as bold and pronounced as Henna brow products usually are.

There are some variables that come into play considering both scenarios. Such as the length of time you have had your Henna brow kit, where it was stored, temperature, and exposure to direct sunlight for a long period of time. Even old Henna brow kits will not cause damage to your eyebrows however the quality of your tint may be affected if the Henna brow kit was not taken care of properly. Frequently Asked Questions About Henna Brow Kits


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Can I Mix An Old Henna Brow Powder With A New One?

The answer is yes, mixing Henna brow powder is a normal occurrence to get a specific shade or color of an eyebrow. If you have a Henna brow powder that you have had sitting for a very long time feel free to mix it with a new Henna brow powder to make sure you get a bold and intense color. Mixing Henna brow colors is already a trend and almost expected so mixing an already owned powder that has been properly stored with a brand new Henna powder is a great idea.

Even if the first Henna brow powder you previously purchased was not stored perfectly or exposed to less than ideal conditions it is still okay to mix it with a new Henna brow powder. An example of this would be accidentally leaving your Henna brow powder in your car for a week and it was very hot outside. Once you purchase a new Henna brow powder and you realize what happened it can be a sort of failsafe to mix the two together to guarantee the integrity of the first one was not compromised while it was left out.

Of course, we don’t recommend leaving your Henna brow powder in a less than ideal storage situation. We also would not encourage you to use a Henna brow powder that has been sitting for months or years. However depending on your individual specific circumstances if you are in a situation where you need to use a Henna brow powder that you may have had for a long time there will be no harm or damage done to you, your brows, or your skin.


Do’s And Dont’s For Henna Brow Powder Storage DO DON’T
Store In Original Packaging X
Store In Airtight Container X
Leave Brow Kit Open So Air Can Get In And Out X
Store In Dry Area X
Store In Cool Area X
Store In Extreme Heat X
Freeze Henna brow powder X
Store In Direct Sunlight X
Store Out Of Reach For Children X
Store In A Metal Container X


how to store henna brow powder


How To Store Henna Brow Powder

Proper storage of you Henna brow products can help to guarantee an extremely long shelf life while preserving the quality of the product as well. If unopened store Henna brow kit in a dark, dry, airtight container. The same conditions are will suffice if the product has been opened we suggest only taking out the amount you need and mixing it in another container so it can still be stored in its original packaging.

If you do not have access to an airtight container find the next best alternative. Use what you have and do your best to simulate the ideal conditions for the storage of Henna brow products to ensure you get as many uses as possible from your purchase. Truth And Myth About Henna Products

What Not To Do With Henna Brow Powder

Keep your Henna brow powder out of the direct sunlight because the temperature does change the potency of the product. Do not leave your Henna brow powder in a wet, extremely hot, or extremely cold environment despite if it has been opened or not. Any of these conditions will affect the results of the tint.

A wet environment can allow moisture to get into the Henna brow powder leaving clumps making it more difficult for you to mix your Henna brow powder and apply for the best possible results. Extreme heat from sources like direct sunlight will make the powder dried out and once it is mixed your usually luminous and eccentric Henna brows could turn out liking dim or a little faded.

Some people think freezing your Henna brow products is the answer as a life-hack for making it last longer than it would with regular storage. This is a huge misconception for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that when you freeze something it will need to thaw out. As it thaws there will be condensation meaning moisture that will get on around and inside the produce. Moisture or being enclosed in a wet area will cause your Henna product to clump making the mixing process more difficult than it has to be and affect the finished result, your brows.


storing henna brow powder


Tips For Storing Henna Brow Powder

  • If possible store Henna brow powder in its original container
  • Store Henna brow powder in a cool dry area
  • If possible store Henna brow powder in an airtight container
  • If in use remove the amount of Henna brow powder you need and mix in a separate container so the rest of the powder can stay in the original packaging
  • Store Henna brow powder in a dark space if possible to ensure it is not exposed to too much heat


what happens to henna brow powder over time


What Happens To Henna Brow Powder Over Time?

Over time Henna products remain in the same consistency and quality as when there were purchased, for years! Henna brow kits must be sealed, or tightly closed and stored in the proper conditions in order to retain the integrity of the product. The product does not change over time it is only affected by how it is taken care of during that period of time.

Taking precautions to store your Henna brow kit until you are ready to use or reuse it is essential. Henna brow powder will still uphold its consistency and intensity as long as the basic storage needs are met.


Does Henna Brow Powder Expire?

There are steps you can take to ensure that the Henna brow powder is just as potent as when you first purchased it no matter how long it takes for you to use it.

If you expect to keep your Henna brow powder for an extended time make sure to follow proper storage procedures. Proper storage will guarantee that will be vibrant and stand out when the time comes for you to finally use the rest of the product.

Keep these key factors in mind when storing Henna brow products so that it does not unintentionally become contaminated in any way. Keep a lid on any unused product to protect it from the elements including temperature.

Be aware of what affects Henna brow powder and be sure to avoid it moving forward until you decide to use or finish using your Henna brow kit.

Remember even if your Henna brow powder was kept in less than ideal conditions or was exposed to the elements for an extended period of time the Henna product will still work. Henna brow powder will not hurt or cause any damage to your eyebrow hairs or the skin underneath. Store your Henna brow powder in the pest possible conditions to yield the best possible results.

About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Angel Cisneros</a>

Angel Cisneros

Based out of West Hollywood, CA. Angel has over a decade of brow threading experience and is widely recognized by many clients and celebrities as an expert in designing all brow shapes. From natural to bold, to glamorous he has a flair for perfecting the brow. His artistic choice and specialty is Microblading which he performs with talent and imagination at his acclaimed salon "Sublime Eyes" located on Sunset Blvd.


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