Frequently asked questions

A lot of people have questions about Henna. I am genuinely shocked by some of the questions, just because they seem like such common questions that I thought people would know. Especially since Henna only is not used in India, its used in other countries and other cultures too. Anyway, I created this blog only to focus on the most common questions I have heard, or questions that were asked to me specially about Henna.

  • What is Henna, what is it made from?
  • Is this used only in India?
  • What other cultures use Henna?
  • What is the meaning of Henna?
  • What is the significant about it?
  • Is Henna safe?
  • How long does it last for?
  • How does it feel when you put it on?

Answers:

  • Henna comes from a plant called Lawsonia inermis. It is made into a powder form, and then packaged. Once your ready to use it, you mix the powder with tea water, or regular water till you get the consistency you need.
  • Henna is not only used in India. Henna is used in lot of different countries, and in many different cultures. For example, Pakistan, Middle East, African, all use Henna.
  • As mentioned above, it is used in different cultures, like in Pakistan culture Henna is predominately used during EID or during their weddings, same as Indian culture. Henna was originally used to keep the body cool, because in places like Africa, or India it gets hot, and Henna brings coolness to one’s body.
  • “While the form of body adornment dates back a cool 5,000 years, it’s generally used today to express luck and happiness, and is often featured at ceremonial events like weddings and births.” (MICHELLE ROSTAMIAN & JODIE MICHALAK) (https://www.byrdie.com/henna-designs-3189663)
  • Yes, henna is totally safe since it like a herb it comes from a plant.
    • There are people who mix in dye with the henna to ensure the color comes dark, however I would not recommend that since dye is not good for the skin. I like it when its 100% natural.
  • Generally, henna would last about a week or so.
    • The timing of the how long it lasts really depends on who prepared the henna mix, how much you put on, how long you kept it for and if you did proper treatment before/after.
  • When you put on henna it feels cold, your hands get cold because that is the nature of it. In summer It feels great, but in winter, of trust me your hands with the henna on it will feel cold.

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