Art of Mehndi
Mehndi or Henna, is an art and is not new to our Indian culture. It is famous in India, Africa and Middle-East countries, where it is believed to bring good fortune and love. Mehndi is a temporary form of skin decoration which can be seen in the palm, neck, back and feet region. Henna paste is applied to the skin and when removed after several hours leaves a beautiful color. These markings fade in 2-3 weeks depending on the quality of Henna. Any Indian festival or wedding ceremony is not complete without Henna. Mehndi plant usually grows in the north and western part of India. It is linked to everlasting love with your partner. Mehndi is widely recognized as a great way to dye the skin or hair or we can apply it as a tattoo as well. Today, the Henna application processes have moved from traditional to contemporary.
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Do you love lustrous hair?
Mehndi is the best natural remedy for long and strong hair. There are many benefits of Henna when you are using it on your hair. Instead of using chemical products for quicker results try Henna and stay safe from the side effects of all those chemicals. It gives you shiny and lustrous hair and also helps prevent dandruff and scalp itching. Mehndi is a good form of conditioner which helps faster hair growth. Use Mehndi to get rid of gray hair and to avoid allergy from chemicals. Apply it twice a month to get silky, glossy, voluminous and healthy hair.
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How to get deeper Mehndi color on hands:
On your D-day you surely love to get darker Mehndi on your hands and feet, as it goes with the tale- ‘the darker the Mehndi, the more your partner will love you’. We are not sure about the reality but obviously on this special day as a bride you need to steal the show. There are three simple ways to get the deeper form of Henna:
Leave it for long duration and dab lime and sugar mixture on it for better result.
Do not wash your hands for at least 12 hours; instead scrape it by rubbing your palms.
Fumes of the cloves and balms do wonders after the scraping process.
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How to get a Mehndi tattoo:
Today, Henna is applied in many contemporary designs which includes tattoo on arm, waist, back and neck regions. Mehndi is great as tattoo if you do not want to go through all the pain and also if you do not like a permanent tattoo. Henna is temporary and washes off in a week.
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We Indians are proud of our culture and traditions, and Mehndi is a beautiful form of art of our rich culture. It is also getting famous for its importance in religious and wedding ceremonies in our country and outside. The best part of Henna tattoo is, it is painless, temporary and creative. Here, on flatpebble you get the best Mehndi artists at fair price. Try and be sure of amazing results.
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