It's been a minute since I've talked about this so I thought we should go over it. Henna isn't instantly brown when it's applied, it goes through stages. Part 🌟one🌟 the henna paste goes on and is left on for a few hours. 🌟two🌟 paste is removed and a bright orange stain is revealed under the paste. 🌟three🌟 the stain oxidizes and darkens! Please excuse how messy it is, it is on the bottom of my foot 😂 if you have any questions feel free to ask!