What is henna?


Henna (hen┬Ěna) is the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used as a dye to color the hair and decorate the body. It comes in powdered form or paste form. The powder can usually be turned into paste by adding water and oils. The paste is inserted into a triangular tube such as a frosting cone. The designer squeezes the cone to make the paste come out of the hole at the bottom of the cone. The designer then creates different designs just by squeezing the cone and moving their hand around the place where they are drawing.


Henna can be applied in hair and around the body. It is applied (scrubbed) in hair to add color and get rid of greying hair. It is applied on the body as body art. Henna body art can be applied for weddings, parties or just for fun!