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    18 Things You Need To Know To Have A Better Henna Experience

    It's raining mehendi.

    1. Use real henna paste that is made by using dried and crushed leaves of the henna plant.

    2. This paste is perfectly safe and even beneficial to skin and hair.

    3. Making your own mehendi cone is super easy.

    4. Organic henna paste is greenish-black. It darkens as it dries and flakes off to reveal a bright orange hue.

    5. Which continues to darken until it's touched by water.

    6. So try keeping it unwashed overnight or, if you're showering cover it with plastic bags.

    7. The amount of body heat you have directly affects the intensity of your henna.

    8. Yet there are ways to get a darker stain.

    9. Body parts with less blood circulation get a lighter colour.

    10. Traditional designs depend on the country of origin.

    11. Henna is used on special and happy occasions in South Asia like weddings and baby showers.

    12. If you want to DIY your tattoo, you can use stencils to outline the design.

    13. Although henna comes with lots of tradition attached, minimalist and modern designs can look stunning too.

    14. You can even tattoo your favourite quotes or motifs.

    15. Or your heroes.

    16. Or something more suited to your skill level.

    17. And you can do it anywhere you want.

    18. Because it's always gorgeous.