Hi, this is Varsha from San Diego !
I have been a great fan of colors and designs even before the days i spoke my first word. I am happily married and currently a proud SoCal girl who grew up in Banglore.
Henna designs have always been my passion from school days. I have been applying Bridal Henna (Mehandi) and Party designs for four years now.
I love experimenting with designs and I practice a lot when i get free time. I do a whole a lot of Arabic and semi-Contemporary designs. I love hybrid designs a lot and try to mix traditional and modern design and derive something new to ensure I don't repeat my design as much as possible.
Henna Paste: I prepare my own henna paste from natural henna leaves/powders. I dont believe in adding chemicals to get quicker stains.
When I am not with Henna cones : I love travelling and Reading books
Check me out in Facebook & Instagram under @hennastrokes
Contact me via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
1. WHAT IS HENNA?
*Henna or ‘Lawsonia inermis’ is a privet type bush that grows abundantly throughout the eastern countries. H The Latin name for the plant is lawsonia inermis. The Arabic name is henna ( also heena, الحناء) The Indian name for the same plant is mehndi, mehendi, or mehandi. The Hebrew name for the same plant is kopher (כֹּפֶר). In Turkish it is kına.
2. IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING HENNA PAINFUL?
No. Henna is known to cool down the skin. It does this by affecting the circulation of blood beneath the skin that it coats. At most people report a slight tickling sensation as they are being drawn on and while the henna dries on the skin.
3. IS HENNA SAFE?
Henna paste is made from the henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis) which is dried, and ground into a powder. Once sifted the powder is ready to be made into a paste for body art (or hair dying) purposes. The longer the paste is on your skin, the richer the stain. Once the paste is removed, the stain will oxidise over the following 48 hours at which point the colour will attain full maturity.*
4. WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN MY HENNA PASTE?
The recipe is simple. You need to buy good body art quality henna.
Add henna powder, sugar and essential oil in a bowl, mix it either with distilled water or lemon juice until the lumps are removed. Don't make it very watery, keep the consistency smooth like a dough. Cover the henna with a cling plastic wrap for dye release. Keep the henna on for 24hrs if mixed with lemon and 6-7hrs if mixed with water at around 75-85F degree or 23-30C degree. Always do a spot test in your palm. The color should be a bright pumpkin orange.
5. DO I SELL HENNA PRODUCTS?
No, I do not sell henna products. You can buy the supplies from the following websites:
6. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY HENNA APPOINTMENT?
7. HENNA AFTERCARE