Mehndi can be used a cosmetic to dye the
skin, hair and nails or it can be used for its healing and
medicinal properties to cure skin disorders, hair thinning
and providing resistance to the body from the tropical heat.
It is also used to colour fabric and dye leather. On the skin,
mehndi can be used as a decorative purpose. It is totally
safe, natural and painless to use on the skin. The flowers
from the henna plant are used to produce perfume.
Traditionally, mehndi was used by asian
brides to symbolize love, happiness and prosperity for the
couple. Nowadays, mehndi is not only used for weddings and
religious occasions but also for trendy body art and tattoos
around the naval, wrists, on the shoulders and anklets.
In eastern cultures mehndi is mainly used
for brides as a wedding tradition. For many brides the application
of bridal mehndi is when they begin to feel the wedding vibes.
Mehndi nights are now becoming a popular event for celebrating
the nights before the wedding. Various themes like Arabic
and Indian are used to set the mehndi night with music and