Henna has existed for many centuries - rooting into many cultures and traditions. Henna (or also known as 'Mehndi') has continuously evolved, celebrated in weddings, bachelor/bachellorette parties, baby showers, and the list goes on and on. Here are some reasons you should adorn yourself with henna...
1) 100% SAFE & ORGANIC
Natural henna is completely and totally safe. Henna powder is derived from a crushed plant called 'Lawsonia inermis' mainly housed and cultivated in warmer regions. This cannot be reiterated enough but there's NO SUCH THING as BLACK HENNA! It's simply not henna. Safe and organic henna is green in powder and application and brown in its optimum coloured stain.
2) IT'S TEMPORARY
For those with commitment phobia, henna acts as the best alternative to an actual tattoo design. Its maximum occupancy on your body can be up to 3 weeks - which is totally great! Ample time to enjoy it and little enough if you get bored easily.
3) TRIAL & ERROR
While this may kind of clash with the previous point, I often get clients who "want to try out" a tattoo design before they permanently ink themselves. This can spare you years of regret and may as well be much cheaper.
4) PAIN FREE
For those with a zero threshold of pain tolerance, henna is ideal since it involves none whatsoever. If anything I've been commented that it's such a soothing and meditative experience. The essential oils in the henna mix are a scent delight to your smelling senses as well.
5) CELEBRATES TRADITIONS & CULTURES
It has been previously mentioned, henna has been embedded in many cultures, traditions and even religion. Henna spreads aesthetic beauty, art therapy and joy.
6) IT ACTS AS AN ICE BREAKER
I'm rarely ever out without henna on. It's definitely become part of my persona. It always led to interesting conversations with random people. Henna is without a doubt a catalyst to many potential enjoyable interactions.
7) LOOKS AWESOME IN PHOTOS
You cannot deny this one, henna looks pretty rad in photos. Especially when you're on vacation. Henna patterns and designs gives you an edge in whichever destination or journey you embark on.
8) APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES
Given that henna application is almost always risk free, henna is appropriate for all ages (from baby smooth skin to more wiser wrinkly ones). It looks pretty damn good too!
9) UPLIFTS SPIRITS
It's safe to generalize that henna is a positive motivator. It's like giving yourself a makeover - a natural one at that (one which hasn't involved any child labor, animal testing and all those cruel things). Henna designs can also be extended to cancer patients with hair loss to expecting mothers with baby bumps.
10) ART IS BEAUTY
Henna is art and art is beauty. There's a famous saying that says 'The Earth without Art is just 'EH'.