Mehendi is a miniature local shrub whose leaves are used for making henna. In many rural areas, people belief grind fresh leaves in the middle of the grinding stones, along with a little oil. Although in cities, people opt for the dried and ground leaves into a paste. Both the process of Mehendi gives a rusty red dye that eventually becomes dark chocolate color and is proper for making great designs on the feet and hands. Mehndi paste could be used on the hair of the head too because it works as a dye to stain by giving them an additional condition and making them bright. One can feel the cooling effect of Mehndi when applied on the palms or feet; the continual use of Mehendi has no substantial effect on the skin.
Mehandi is very popular in the regions of the subcontinent, and women and girls use this at weddings or any other famous event. In Hindu festivals, Mehendi usually drawn on the palms, back of the hands and feet, primarily in areas where the design will be apparent due to contrast with lighter skin surfaces. Traditional Mehndi designs are representations of the sun in the palm of the hand, which usually includes a circular flower leaves or reason, in, and is intended to draw the hands and feet. This is a paste that is bought on a cone-shaped tube and is made on designs for men and women. These cones can be prepared at home just doing henna paste with water. Many people believe that keeping the dough longer gives more colors. So after storing it for a few hours or overnight, pack it into a cone and cut the tip of the cone.
Mehendi is stamped on the hands, legs and shoulders to beautify the body. Although the designs may appear similar, only with a close look, you can identify the difference in the designs. As in Arabic style, Mehandi designs incorporated large floral motifs and does not cover the whole hand, but if you see Indian designs, use smaller and thinner floral motifs covering the whole hand.
Mehndi paste usually kept on the hand for about 4-6 hours. Many beliefs in keeping it overnight so that it can give a darker color in a short period of time. It is applied to the skin using a plastic cone or a paint brush. After 15-20 minutes, the paste begins to dry and start to crack apart, and through this time, a blend of white sugar and lemon juice may be applied over the henna design. One can avoid this part by recoating the design again with Mehendi as sugar and lemon syrup makes stickier palm trees creating other problems. The Mehandi takes about six hours and is sometimes kept overnight and then just removed with the fingers. The henna design is faded to dark orange color, and the color darkens gradually over the next 24-72 hours. This final reddish brown color can be in the hands or feet for about three weeks, based on the quality and type of applied henna paste.
Here are some easy and simple designs Mehendi an amateur person can make:
Mehandi Elegant Designs for Youth:
Now, applying Mehendi is becoming part of the trend that no reason is required to have it done. Many societies or schools have begun to hold competitions on Mehandi design. This type of event helps young people to show their creativity and further improve their intelligence. Gorgeous Mehendi designs are getting popular day by day as Mehandi is one of the most important to beautify girls or women.
Simple Flowers Mehendi designs:
Since children also love to try Mehendi, there are designs right for them. It is not a full design, but it is easy to create with many single flowers. Or let them apply a design of their choice!
Small Flowers Mehendi design:
Sometimes it becomes tough to apply Mehendi on the front of the hand. So you should feel free to design your Mehendi according to your comfort zone. The design is not based on the fingers.
Simple Mehndi Design Long Arm Length:
To have a simple design but long Mehendi arm length can be used as floral motifs. Ladies can use some flowers to fill their hands, include some leaves and points to the overall design. Start your design with flowers and a half then gradually make few complete flowers. You can even shade the flowers and leaves to give a little more dramatic look.
Both Back Hand Mehendi Designs:
If you do not like flowers, you can try to have a guilloche patterns. In the previous design, the tips of the fingers are the primary focus. Therefore, keeping the area free is the basis of this design.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the designs we compiled.