Every culture of this world is different from others. There are several things different in different in cultures for example festivals, handicrafts, dresses, languages etc.
Culture of a region reflects the taste of people of the area so it is very important for us to preserve and promote it. Applying mehndi is a very important part of South-Asian culture. Mehndi is also present in Arabian and Sudanese cultures. In middle-east mehndi is also called henna.
Applying mehndi was very common in past but as the media became popular, new cultures were introduced. This lead to absorption of others cultures in the South-Asian culture.
With the introduction of latest fashions, mehndi was considered as old fashioned. In South-Asia, mehndi is an important part of weddings especially brides must have to apply mehndi.
For this there is a special function arranged which is named as ‘‘Mehndi’’ but at that time even brides refuse to apply it. In other words according to the new generation the fashion of applying mehndi was gone.
Later, when body painting was introduced in South-Asia, mehndi again became popular. It was considered as a kind of temporary body painting. The fashion again spread throughout the region.
Now-a-days mehndi is considered as an important part of many functions such as wedding, Eids etc. In the past there were no proper designs for mehndi. Girls were used to apply Mehndi on the whole hand. With the passage of time, better mehndi start to develop. The improvement in mehndi designs lead to better and more complex mehndi designs. Now-a-days there are several designs available in the market.
Although all kinds of designs are available in the market but still it is very difficult for us to choose mehndi designs. There is no proper guidance given about that which mehndi design should be applied on which occasion and which mehndi design is better for your hands.
We can help you to choose better mehndi designs. Mehndi is applied on weddings, Eids etc. I believe that complex and full designs are suitable for weddings whereas on Eids the designs can be complex but they shouldn’t have to be full. The designs applied in routine should be simple. Use of glitters etc. should be avoided in these designs.
I think that the type of design also depend upon the shape of your hands. For example, for long hands with long fingers the “Liana designs” suits more. You can apply full and complete designs on long hands. Whereas on less long hands, “long liana designs” should be avoided. We can leave empty spaces on our hand in order to give them a longer look.
People also use mehndi to colour their hair because in the past mehndi was the only hair colour available to every body. According to the folk-lower mehndi also provide protection against heat. Therefore people also apply it on the bottom of their feet.
Make sure that you choose the brand of Mehndi that has fewer chemical additives which may be harmful for your skin.