Mehndi is also known as Henna, use of henna is a part of several cultures. It is more common in Middle-East and South-Asia. Mehndi or henna is prepared from leaves of a plant called henna. To prepare henna powder the leaves are first dried and then ground. Grinding leaves ensures release of a substance called “lawsone”. Lawsone has the ability to form bonds with skin and stay there for a considerable time. Crushed leaves are then dried to eliminate the moisture so that it is preserved for a longer time. Leftover substance is the “henna powder”.
Henna paste is made with the proper mixture of henna powder, lemon and eucalyptus oil, you get the distinctive henna fragrance. This paste is then applied onto hands, feet and other parts of the body using various tools. The art of Henna goes a long way back in countries like India, Egypt, and Morocco. Henna is put on many celebratory occasions such as weddings and baby showers. It is also considered a sign for good luck and prosperity for the future. Henna is an all natural healthy way to explore body art.
The Henna is Natural, painless & Temporary
Henna lasts for an average of two weeks depending on the person’s skin type and the depth of the stain. However, as skin exfoliates over time, the henna design fades. So, if you don’t like it – or feel like a change every once in a while, all you have to is wait for it to disappear. There are many styles in the designs: Traditional Indian, Arabic, Moroccan and so on.