Henna is the English version for mehndi. It is the most popular thing used in Asian desi girls. 95% asian girls love mehndi designs. It brings a different glow in their hand and looks nice overall. Mehndi is used on feet also but it’s really much rare. Mostly girls appreciate it more on hands.
Henna comes from the leaves of the plant with the same name. These are crushed into a green powder that is being sold in suqs all over the Arab world. To this powder, water is added, so that it becomes dough that is put onto the body. After leaving the dough on the body for some time, up to 2 hours, a deep orange colour is left on the skin that will slowly fade away over a period of 2-3 weeks.
The henna is often arranged to intricate patterns, and it is the hands and the feet that are decorated. Henna is used almost only by females and is in our days used by women that are in the age where beautifying is natural – young girls that are ready to get married, or women who have a romantic relationship with their husbands. It is just a great feeling basically. And it makes you beautiful. It gives happiness to henna lovers.