SACRED ART OF HENNA
Your design should last at a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 weeks depending on the thickness of the epidermis of your skin and on where the design is located.
Leave the paste on as long as up to 2-4 hours (or more if you can stand it). The longer the paste is kept on, the darker the design will be. After you peel of the paste, dip a Q-tip in some olive or Avocado oil and take off the remainder of the dry paste. Do not expose your new design to water in the first 24 hours after the design has been applied as the colour is still in its darkening process. The less exposed to water, soap or rubbing, the longer the designs will linger.
Henna/Mehendi is an ancient Indian Body Art. It is used in creating intricate ethnic or contemporary designs and exotic patterns on various parts of the body, though traditionally applied to the hands and feet of women preparing for special ceremonies. Once thought only for women, men are finding it a nice alternative to permanent tattoos. Henna is considered good luck in India, Middle East and North Africa. No Indian wedding is ever complete without the mehendi, whichever part of the country the bride may be from, her hands are adorned with the lovely red hue of the mehendi.
It’s appeal - Painless temporary tattoos. Cutting edge. Cool. Painless. Fun. No needles, just a paste.
Henna is a natural product, a plant, growing in size from 3 to 5 feet and can vary slightly from region to region. Its leaves are then dried and ground to make the henna powder. The ingredient in henna that makes up the dye properties is called lawsome (lawsonia inermis). Since it is a natural product, there are no known side effects.
Henna's dye component does not pass through into the dermis, it only stains the dead cells in the epidermis. Henna naturally makes the brick/red/brown stains. Pure, 100% henna, with the help of heat, moisture and time, leaves a reddish brown stain on skin, first light, then darkening during the next 24 hours. The shade various according to the quality of henna used, the ingredients of the paste and the methods used when applying, and sometimes the colour can darken to almost black, but basically the colour is brown.
Neeta Patel, a pioneer in the art of bridal and contemporary henna art in Melbourne, brings the delight of her creative Henna Art to add color to your special moments. She has been in the field for more than 15 years and believes that art is GOD’s gift and sharing and spreading it is the way to preserve /cherish it.
At ADA Henna Body Art, we include all the latest patterns/designs that come in to give you continuous variety. Our henna designs are inspired by many different cultures such as Celtic, Arabic, Egyptian, Moroccan and contemporary designs. ADA Henna began as a hobby by artist Neeta Patel. She noticed that there was a thriving interest in Henna Body Art in Australia. She realized that a unifying organization could bring the Henna Art to Melbourne in a productive and inspiring way.
Ada Henna have been recently featured in the Monthly Newsletter of IDP Australia and also proud to highlight our success and popularity at Shell Refining Australia’s Christmas party and 2013 Grand Prix Corporate Event.
Henna is truly a magic. There is no other leaf in the world that leaves a beautiful temporary impression in human skin. It works like magic, naturally..