Henna is a dye derived from a flower plant used to dye hair, wool and also used for Mehndi design art. The Henna plant has multiple functions and is widely used for different traditions such as a ceremonial art for weddings, body decoration and mummification of our ancestors from Egypt, Africa, India, and Middle East. These traditions and practices may vary from different set of cultural diversity and regions of origin.
It is believed that Henna has a natural healing property that our ancient ancestors have used for the past several years. Henna application is beneficial for medical interventions to aid in a therapeutic way in burns, headaches, ulcer, sores and skin diseases. Application of human made paste Henna to the skin provides a cooling effect action that helps protect skin certain bacteria and fungi.
Henna can also be used for hair dye. Aside from its healing capabilities, henna is also great for scalp treatment and coloring hair. It is an all natural dye color that is very gentle and safe to use for the hair. Henna also aids in hair growth and comes as a good source of hair conditioner that strengthens the hair roots and gives radiance and shine.
Henna used for body art. Henna tattoo is a widely used body art since the ancient times for different vast cultures and ceremonies. During the ancient times, applying henna in different designs can convey different meanings or implications in various tribes. Our ancestors had paved a way wherein we can enjoy and use their cultural heritage by decorating and creating creative body art during this modern era. The design patterns could give a sign of good fertility, wisdom, health, luck, good harvest and spiritual enlightenment. It is also a way of decorative cosmetics for men and women for their body to be beautiful. Having a henna tattoo became popular in the modern age. It is a great way of expressing one's individuality and personality in having their bodies painted.
The main advantage of henna tattoo is that you can have a portion of your body painted with having an actually permanent tattoo. It may take some to take off depending on the width and amount of gray henna is used. Henna tattoos are a very attractive and cool body artwork to wear and flaunt. The designs can range from small, simple to large and mystical that is pleasing in the eye.
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