While applying henna is a natural and safe way to dye those white strands, henna stains that you get on your hands and nails during the process are often unwanted. At times, henna is used for tattoos on the skin but when you want to remove the color, it often acts stubborn. If you are wondering how to remove the henna dye from skin and nails, check out the ways here:

How To Remove Henna Colour From Hair, Skin, And Nails


1.SOAKING IN SALT WATER to remove henna from hands:

Epsom salt, sea salt or let’s say table salt works as an exfoliating agent. Soaking your hands in salt water is perhaps one of the most relaxing ways to get rid of unwanted henna stains from nails and skin. So, 1/4 cup of salt into a bowl of water. Soak your hands in it for 5-10mins. Cut a lemon in half and gently scrub the lemon on your hands to remove henna from your hands.

2. LEMON JUICE to remove henna from hair –

Warm 1 tbsp of olive oil in a microwave and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to it. Saturate your hair with this mixture and leave it on for 12 hours or overnight. Wash it off in the morning to get rid of henna from your hair. Repeat it 2-3 times to remove henna hair dye from your hair. READ MORE – ALL NATURAL HENNA HAIR COLOR


Invest in a good quality exfoliating body wash that contains brown sugar, salt, or apricot granules and use it to remove henna color faster. Post exfoliation, it is important to moisturize your skin with moisturizer or body oil to prevent dryness. In fact, anti-bacterial soaps are high in alcohol content and often have micro-granules and beads for scrubbing. Using such soaps helps remove henna color; however, don’t forget to moisturize your skin after that.


Coffee And Olive Oil Scrub: Coffee has abrasive properties that help remove henna residues on hands, feet and nails efficiently. READ MORE – Coffee scrub cubes to smooth and brighten skin

Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub: Rub adequate coconut oil on your henna stain and as you see your skin has absorbed it, layer it up with raw sugar and rub with a loofah.

5. Lemon Juice And Baking Soda Scrub for nails: Both these ingredients are popular for their cleansing properties.  Lemon juice acts as a skin-lightening agent and together with baking soda, effectively helps lighten henna dye. Mix 1 tbsp baking soda and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Apply this mixture to your nails and use a toothbrush to gently scrub your nails. Wash off with water and follow up with a moisturizer.

6. Hyrodegn peroxide to remove the henna tattoo – You can also soak your nails in hydrogen peroxide to remove henna stains from your nails. Dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and rub it on your henna tattoo.


Use a cotton swab to saturate that henna tattoo with any makeup remover (silicone based) and then, use a soft, dry piece of cloth to remove it. Repeat the procedure twice or thrice to see the colour fading. 

8. VITAMIN C POWDER to remove henna from hair.

Mix 1 tbsp of vitamin C powder with 2 tbsp of shampoo and apply it to your hair. Leave it on for 30 mins and rinse off to get rid of henna from your hair. Use an aloe vera gel after hair wash to present your hair from drying. READ MORE – Aloe vera products you can make at home for healthy skin and hair