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Henna Information


Henna (Mehndi) is wearable art - personal symbols that
speak without words to the outer world.

This ancient tradition has been, and still is, practiced and shared by women for thousands of years from North Africa to India to Indonesia.

American women are discovering this lovely creative act that can be done alone or shared with friends as a social experience that also provides a respite from their busy everyday lives.


...from one of our henna parties

 

Frequently Asked Questions

"What is henna?"
Henna is a plant-based dye that leaves a temporary stain of
reddish-brown color on the skin. It is natural and non-toxic,
and has been used for this purpose in the Mideast, Africa, and India for
thousands of years. Do not use "black henna", which has harmful
chemicals added to it.

"How is henna applied?"
Pre-mixed henna paste is applied from tubes (like cake decorating)
and the stain is set with a natural fixative.

"How long does a henna design take?"
 Henna color takes time to set - a perfect excuse to socialize
with your friends.
Expect to sit and relax for at least an hour to develop a strong color (generally, the longer it sets, the darker the stain).
After removal of the paste, your design
will darken over the next 48 hours.

"How long does it last?"
Henna designs last from 1 - 2 weeks depending on the
strength of the stain, aftercare,
and where it is applied on the body.

"Where is the best place for a design?"
Hands & feet take the color best, especially the palms and soles.
henna
                designs
"How do you care for your design?"

Frequent moisturizing of the skin lengthens the life of your design.


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