Painting on the skin with natural henna paste was previously practiced only in exotic countries, as a rule, such drawings were applied for the wedding ceremony. Over time, this amazing way to decorate the body has become popular everywhere. Moreover, it has undergone some changes, in particular, the color range of the materials used has expanded. And if black, brown, red and other shades of henna do not impress women too much, then white henna for mehendi quickly gained a leading position, especially among the lucky women who are preparing to get married.
What is white henna for mehendi?
Any woman who has ever seen natural henna understands that this product is not possible in white. Real henna is a powder made from dry grass, when diluted with water, the mass has a dirty green, marsh hue.
Thus, the substance in question is not only not based on henna, but does not contain it at all. It is an acrylic-based paint called glitter.
How to use white henna for mehendi?
Acrylic glitter for creating patterns is available in round jars, bottles and long cones with a sharp end.
In the first case, a temporary tattoo is applied with brushes of different thicknesses (according to the sketch), which can be included in the mehendi kit or purchased separately.
The cone is convenient in that drawing can be done without additional devices – just cut off the tip of the tube and start painting. If desired, you can turn the cone on top and apply acrylic paint with brushes.
How long do white henna mehendi drawings last?
Considering that white henna is just glitter, such temporary tattoos are very short-lived.
Due to the acrylic base, the painting, of course, is not washed off under running water, but it can be easily removed with a little rubbing. The service life of white henna is from 2 hours to 2 days, depending on skin care during the tattoo period.
Why mehendi with white henna is quickly washed off?
Ordinary natural henna has high coloring properties, especially when applied to keratinized tissues (soles of the feet, hair, palms, nails). It penetrates the upper layers of the epidermis and pigments them in a brown or light orange hue.
But the fact is that the acrylic paint in question does not contain henna at all, so the image remains only on the surface of the skin, without coloring it.