henna (plural hennas)
- A shrub, Lawsonia inernis, having fragrant reddish flowers
- A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.
- a rich reddish-brown colour.
Today, my daughters have asked me to apply some henna on their fingernails. We received the instant henna paste from my hubby's cousin months ago. She bought the ready made paste from Mecca, Saudi Arabia after she performed hajj. I thought that the application would be a hassle but after 30 minutes, the final product is amazing! I'm not so patient when it comes to applying henna as I could remember on wedding day, my fingernails looked ugly with smeared henna. huhu. Let's see the final product and also the small tube and the box of the henna paste that we used:
Fathini's hand and feet
The instant henna paste
I was only excited to apply henna on my daughters' fingernails. After I saw the final product, I felt the urge to also apply henna on my fingernails as well. It's been about few years since the last time I applied henna on. So, here are the not-so-nice-but-it's-okay product.
I also found some webpages and links about the WARNING OF USING BLACK HENNA. It's very popular now as people are using the black henna as a temporary tattoo. Why is it not safe? I reckon it's good of you go and read HERE, and HERE.
Some of the content on BLACK HENNA:
Natural Henna is NEVER black.So what is the “black henna” that you may have seen at a festival or on the street? Well, the truth is, it likely has some henna in it but that isn’t what makes it black. A substance also found in black hair dye is the key ingredient for black henna, known as PPD (para-phenylenediamine ).
(here's the LINK)