Q: What is mehndi?
A: Mehndi is the traditional art of decorating the hands and feet with a paste made from the finely ground leaves of the henna plant. The term refers to the powder and paste, and the design on the skin, as well as the party or ceremony.
Q: What is the difference between Mehndi & Henna ?
A: The term, Mehndi or Henna are used interchangeably. The only difference according to some artists is that Henna is the name of the plant whereas Mehndi is the art of body painting using Henna.
Q: Is Mehndi a temporary tattoo?
A: Yes! it is a temporary tattoo. It is unlike the other tattoos which are permenant and this is the whole charm in it because you can always have new designs to have on your skin. Skin exfoliates every 21-25 days, and the henna fades gradually over this period of time
Q: How long does it last?
A: That varies depending on many factors such as your skin type, Henna mixture and how long you leave the paste on. The designs should last at least 2-3 weeks, possibly up to a month.
Q: Which color I will have after applying Henna ?
A: Depending on the skin tone, skin type, body temperature, and other factors, the color of henna appears on the skin as light orange, dark orange, rust or reddish brown, chocolate brown, crimson red and burgundy.
Q: Is henna application a painful process like other body tattoos?
A: No. There is no needle used or skin is never pierced therefore it is absolutely a painless art.
Q: How do I make it darker?
A: Leave the paste on longer. If the mud starts to flake off, and the colour seems too faint, try spritzing the area with lemon juice and sugar to keep it moist and sticky. When you scrape the paste off, try to avoid washing the decorated area with water for as long as possible, the design should continue to get darker.