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Henna leaves are dried up and powdered and a paste mainly with water is prepared. Leaves must be powered very fine which helps in making very intricate designs. Powdered henna is mostly available in the market, so buy the henna powder, take a bowl, pour the required quantity and mix it with water, mix it well with a spoon, make a paste (with good consistency like a toothpaste). Lemon juice or teas can be used to make the paste of henna. Another important thing is that to get better results henna can be prepared in pure iron utensil. Leave the paste for overnight in the iron utensil before use and see the best results.
How henna is applied? How to get the dark henna color?
You can make a cone of a plastic sheet, pour in the paste, close the end tightly with a thread or rubber band and just before application cut a very small part from the top of the cone. Remember it has to be very small cut otherwise you will not be able to make intricate designs. Lavender oil can also be applied on the area before applying henna. Now when everything is ready start applying henna. Start with your palms. Soles and palms shows the best henna color as these parts have thick skin layer so they take most of the lawsone present in the paste. After application spray sugar and lemon juice to prevent it from falling. Once it dries up and starts falling off on its own it means that time is over and you can wash your hands now. Initially it will show orange color but gradually within a day you will see a dark red color. The stains fades away slowly after a weeks time. Warming up and less use of soap helps the color to stay for long.
When is henna applied?
Henna can be applied anytime but in countries like India henna is mainly applied during weddings, specially for the bride it is a must to have henna on her hands and feet, Indian women also apply henna during festive seasons like Karwachauth, diwali, teej etc. Henna is famously known as 'Mehndi' In India.
How much safe is henna for skin?
Pure green powdered henna is completely safe for skin, allergies with henna is very rare.
What are the uses of henna?
Henna is used as a dye to color the skin or hairs. It gives a temporary orange color to hairs once applied. You just need to make a paste of henna and keep it aside for few hours, after it is ready for use apply it on hairs with the help of a brush just like the way we use hair dyes. Leave it overnight for good results fro that you can cover your hairs with shower caps, Rinse your hairs with water. Henna is a very good hair conditioner also.
Here are some henna designs -
The color of henna depends upon its place of origin and the quality of plant cultivated there. The practice of applying henna varies across cultures and traditions. The designs applied on hands signify different meanings in different cultures. Each culture has its own set of distinct designs, thus defining its uniqueness. While Arabic patterns comprise of large, floral designs, the Indian designs are known for their lacy, floral, and paisley patterns sketched with fine lines. On the other hand, African and Native / South American Indian designs are characterized by bold, large geometric designs in black color.