Waking up to the smell of dried henna on your hands ,Its the best feeling ever .Every girl looks prettier when her hands are adorned with henna that’s why asian brides have mehendi as an inevitable event
When i was young my sister used to apply henna for me and my friends , and the end of the day she was totally exhausted. Sad truth is that after taking so much efforts for us her hands will be empty on eid. On the day of eid out of curiosity kids go around the neighborhood just to check whose henna has turned beautiful and red. Back then i was proud to say that i have applied henna till my elbow.
After my sister got married i tookover her role. These days i make sure i try different designs every time.
Initially i tried henna designs on book and slowly began experimenting various simple designs on my hand. Those days it was disgusting to look at it.
I should thank social media now because most of my henna designs are the modified version seen in these websites.
My niece loves to put henna on her hands , the best part is that she takes care of it so well even while she is asleep. So henna turns out so attractive on her tiny hands.
Years back whenever i travel to makkah for pilgrimage i make sure that i have bought henna powder when i come back . Now my sister has requested her colleague to get henna powder from Sudan ( when she goes for vacation ).
Back in my country people plant henna tree , and apply natural henna once in a while.They pluck the leaves and put it on ammikallu( a kitchen tool used in kerala) to make henna paste.
Since few years my cousins have tried making artificial henna at home using sugar and tea powder. HAHAHA Even i tried it a couple of times all i did was dumping sugar and tea powder in the waste.
This year for the first time i dint feel like applying henna , you need your family beside you when you celebrate special occasions.