How to Fix Bad Henna Eyebrows: 6 Methods!

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You decided to try henna eyebrows. Maybe you went to a salon, or maybe you did it DIY. But… it didn’t quite turn out right.

Fixing your henna brows is a skill that requires a lot of time and patience to perfect. Your eyebrows must look even and well-shaped, or else everyone will be staring when you walk into the room.

In this article, we’re going to go over how to fix bad henna eyebrows.

Of course, if you went to a salon, head right back and have them fix it for you. But if you DIYed the brows, we’ve got you covered.


Signs of Bad Henna Eyebrows

We all want beautiful, even brows. We spend a fortune on brow makeup, eyebrow threading, eyebrow lamination, and other processes like brow dyes and henna eyebrows.

How can you tell if your henna brows are not right?

Therefore, if you notice any of the signs below, it is an indication that you need to get your henna reapplied or change your makeup artist. 

1. Uneven Brows

Having one brow thicker or slightly thinner than the other is a sign of a henna procedure gone wrong.

The brows should be even and of the same shape to look good. Therefore, you should correct poorly-done brows as soon you notice they don’t look the same.

2. Very Thick Tinted Brows

Brows that are extremely thick after a henna treatment can look a bit ridiculous. You may feel embarrassed by the intensity of the brows.

They overpower your eyes, and your brows are the first thing people notice when they look at you.

Extremely thick or thin brows are easily noticed, hence the need to avoid them or fix them.

3. Extra-Dark Tint 

A henna brow treatment should be neat. Overly dark tint is a beauty disaster since hennaed brows can last for weeks.

Most of the time, a dark tint is an indication that too much henna was used.

Additionally, too much henna may cause an allergic reaction or itchy brows, worsening the already bad situation.

How to Fix Bad Henna Eyebrows

Fixing botched eyebrows is difficult as it requires a lot of time and patience. You should avoid scrubbing off the henna or using different products to remove it. Here are a few solutions you can try instead to fix your henna eyebrows.

Fixing botched eyebrows is difficult. You should avoid scrubbing off the henna or using different products to remove it.

1. Go Back to the Salon For a Re-Do

Visit the salon where you got your henna done and ask for a correction. Ensure you explain to the professional why you are unsatisfied with your brows.

A reputable salon will have the henna treatment repeated without charging you extra.

After all, it is your right as you deserve to get value for your money.

2. Use a Silicone-Based Toner

For this method, you should apply a silicone-based makeup remover and use it to wipe your eyebrows. Doing this should help you resolve the situation within a few days. Makeup cleansers like micellar water cleanse the skin and break down henna pigments, helping get rid of the henna faster.

The eyebrow henna will start fading gradually with time and will not look as bad.

3. Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Clarifying shampoos helps remove the buildup of products like henna and dye. You should use a brush to incorporate the shampoo into the brows.

Do this to the brows for a minute every day, then wipe or wash them off. The henna will look better when it gets lighter.

4. Apply Baby Oil

Most baby products are user-friendly and do not react with the skin. That is why baby oil is efficient in dissolving badly-applied henna. Apply the oil to the brows with a cotton ball and letit soak for a few minutes daily. This will lighten the henna tint. 

5. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural ingredient that helps in skin lightening and stain removal. It works for henna, too! Rub half a lemon on the skin for about 2 minutes every day to help reduce the henna color — but you need to completely cover your eye, unless you want lemon juice in it!

You should rinse off with warm water and apply moisturizer to keep the skin moist. Your eyebrows will be back to normal within no time.

6. Using Exfoliating Scrubs

Exfoliation scrubs help get rid of the top layers of the skin. Since eyebrow henna is only at the surface, applying an exfoliating scrub to the eyebrows will help eliminate most of the henna. Experts advise rubbing the brows gently to avoid irritation.

You will notice that the exfoliant peels off the henna, thus improving the results.

How to Avoid Eyebrows Nightmare When Getting a Henna Treatment

With the henna brow trend becoming increasingly popular, you want to ensure that the beauty procedure is done perfectly for you to stand out.

Here are a few guidelines to help you avoid a henna disaster.

1. Do a Test to Determine if You Are Allergic to Henna.

You can apply it to a different area of your skin, for instance, the back of your hand. Avoid the henna if it feels too harsh or causes irritation and a burning sensation. It’s possible the henna is expired.

If you are allergic, you could always try a brow tint.

2. Get it Done by a Professional

Most of the time, experienced professionals do their work properly as they have practiced with many brows. An eyebrow guru will know the right amount of henna to apply and the perfect shape for your brows.

Although applying it yourself is cheaper, having a professional do the treatment will guarantee better results.

If you’re a beginner to henna brows, have a pro do it. Once you’re used to the process, try it yourself.

If you’re a beginner to henna brows, have a pro do it. Once you’re used to the process, try it yourself.

3. Visit a Reputable Expert

There are many self-proclaimed professionals, so having the procedure done by a reputable professional is key to avoiding a disaster. Ask around or research the best professionals near you before getting a henna treatment.

4. Go for Reputable Brands

Ensure that the henna used on your brows is of a known brand, as cheap brands are always a recipe for disaster. Be sure you get pure henna, with no adjuncts and adulterants.

As the popular saying goes, cheap is expensive. Therefore, don’t be swayed by what might look like a good deal.

Low-priced beauty products can have damaging effects on your eyebrows, and henna is designed to last on your brows for 6-8 weeks!


There are several methods you can use to help remove bad henna. You can try out different methods until you get one that works. If you’re new to henna brows, get them done by a pro first before you DIY.

Most importantly, using a known henna brand is safe as cheap henna can react with your skin and cause irritation. Applying a little henna on the skin helps determine if the henna is right for use.

Avoid using henna that causes any irritation on the skin.

If most of the methods used for henna removal do not work for you, consider visiting a professional to help with the process.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).