Mehendi is a small local shrub which has the leaves used in making the henna. In different rural areas, people grind the fresh leaves with the grinding stones and with oil. The people in the cities may use always dried leaves and ground them into the paste. Both the process of the Mehendi may give out a rusty red pigments which can turn dark chocolate and the color is suitable in making beautiful designs and patterns for the feet and palms. The mehendi paste is also put on the hair for coloring reason and to give a glossy and extra condition to the hair. A person feels cooling properties of Mehendi if it is applied in the feet and palms but the natural mehendi does not have any side effect.
Mehendi Designs have to be applied for every celebration
Mehendi is now popular and it is found in many sub-continents. For a long period, the girls and women use them on the wedding days. During the Hindu festivals, the designs are drawn at the palm and at the back of the hands and on the feet. In some places, the designs can be clear when it is used on the light skin and on the surface. Normally, the traditional India design is the representation of the sun into the palm and it is going to include the flower leaves or the circular motifs. In such context, it is intended for representing the feet and the hands.
Henna and Mehendi is the paste which is bought in a tube shaped like a cone and it is used to make designs for women and men. Such cones are made in the home by preparing the paste from the grounded dry henna together with the water. Some people believe that when the henna is prepared for a long period, it will have a deeper color.
Mehendi Designs can be applied at different parts of the body
Mehendi Designs can be applied on the shoulder, legs, palms and hands in order to beautify the body. The designs of Mehendi are common in Rajasthani, Pakistani and Arabic. The designs are named depending on the area where they are being used and when someone takes a close look, a person may identify a difference within the designs. For example, the are incorporated into big floral motives and they are not able to cover an entire hand. However, the Indian designs do use the finer and smaller floral motives which do cover an entire hand. The Indian designs may include animals’ drawings such as the peacock and elephant.
The Mehendi paste has to be kept for around 4 to 6 hours. When it is kept overnight, it will give a dark color in a short period. Now applying Mehendi has become a trend and there is no need to have a reason to apply them. There are many school and societies that keep the competitions of Mehendi designs.
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