Mehendi is the art of painting the body with patterns from special henna (I want to emphasize that henna is used special, and not the one that is sold in stores for hair coloring).
Drawing henna is a wonderful way to decorate your body! Firstly, it is absolutely safe and absolutely painless procedure (henna is a substance of vegetable origin). Secondly, the figure stays on the body for about two weeks (on the one hand, it does not have time to get bored, but on the other hand it allows a person who wants a permanent tattoo to make a final decision). Third, it is inexpensive and quickly applied.
A good decision is to make mehendi before going on vacation. Two weeks you pass with a bright dark pattern, and when he gradually descends, the already formed by that time tan will be a white pattern!
There is an opinion that mehendi appeared in India. But, most likely, it got there only in the 12 century. In this country, and now widely distributed painting henna. Right on the street for a penny you can apply a beautiful picture. Mehendi is able to surprise people only with us, in the same place it is in the order of things. Most likely, the art of painting henna originates back in ancient Egypt.
How to make a drawing of Henna
Traditionally, the pattern is applied with a thin metal or wooden stick, you can also use a brush, syringe-kulechek or ready henna in a tube. Patterns are applied both by hand and by stencil.
After application, the paint should dry 6-8 hours. At this time, it is undesirable to water it, it will be ideal, if you give the crust formed itself to go. It is also advisable to dry the paste several times with a special oil after drying the paste for mehendi or sprinkle with lemon juice. In this case, the picture will be brighter and will last longer.
Do not be afraid that the drawing immediately after application is bright orange. Through 24-48 hours the pattern will become an ordinary dark-cinnamon color.
You can apply mehendi anywhere – on the hands, feet, shoulders, back, tummy. In short, everything depends on your personal preferences. The drawing lasts about three weeks, it all depends on the place chosen and how often it gets under water. As you can guess, from the hands of mehendi washed most quickly. If the drawing is faded or tired, just steam out in the bath, rub it with a washcloth – and you're free!
How to look after for mehendi
• Do not wash the pattern for at least 8 hours after it has been applied. Ideally, mehendi is applied in the evening and go to bed with him.
• The next day, rub a mustard or almond oil into the picture.
• Before taking a shower it is desirable to wipe the pattern again with any oil.
• Drawing is best not to soak and not rub, but simply rinse with water.
And remember – do not get upset if your favorite drawing is faded or even already washed off. You can always do it again!