Mehndi, (or mehendi or mehandi or mylanchi) is the application of henna as a temporary form of beautiful skin decoration, traditionally covering most popular in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa for thousands of years.
Mehndi (Henna) is a natural product comes from a bush called Lawsonia Inermis and makes a delightful temporary alternative to tattooing. The leaves are finely ground to form a paste which is used to make the delicate design which dries and is then removed revealing a dark brown/maroon stain on the hand. For people who are too scared to endure the intrusion of a needle or are not ready to commit to wearing the same permanent design forever, Mehndi is a wonderful alternative. (more…)