About Mehndi & Henna
Mehndi is the art of applying Henna (using only natural ingredients ) to the skin as a body art to give you a temporary design.
When the paste first comes off, the design is usually orange, then oxides to a lovely cocoa-brown tone that lasts about 7 to 10 days, sometimes longer...
The pictures you see here that have black-lined designs are taken with the henna paste still on the skin. Henna is NEVER black. See this link if you desire more information about Black Henna, and why I'll *never* use it.
I use only natural henna powder (powdered leaves of the plant Lawsonia Inermis) mixed with lemon juice, sugars, and essential oils.