|WHERE ON THE BODY IS IT USED?
Henna is used for decoration on hands and feet. It is also used to dye the hair. Henna is heat sensitive. The warmer the skin, the longer-lasting the dye. The stain lasts longest on the palm of the hand. The color is much lighter on the back of the hand. The bottom of the feet also takes mehndi well. If applied on the hair it dyes it to a reddish-brown color.
HOW LONG DOES IT STAY ON THE BODY?
When the henna mud is applied, one is directed to keep the mud on the skin overnight, or for several hours. The longer the mud remains, the longer the color will last. It helps to keep the mud a little moist with a mixture of lemon juice and sugar (it smells good, too!). The reddish-brown color of Henna begins to fade within two days. It then changes to a lighter color in six to seven days. It fades gracefully. Mehndi usually stays on the body for fifteen to twenty days, varying with the body heat of each individual.