I have been applying henna for 30 years now, nothing makes me happier to be living my dream and being successful henna artist.
Mehndi-or mehendi or henna is an ancient form of body art, originating in India and across South Asia and the Middle East. A Mehndi party is the pre-wedding celebration in Indian culture when the bride has the red-orange mehndi “stain” applied to her palms, back of hands, and feet.
Henna is a dye. Freshness of the henna leads to darkness. In mehndi it is the heat of the body and the porosity of the skin that makes it appear darker. … With tannic acid and citric acid as well as essential oils the molecules line back up and penatret the skin better., which makes it darker.