Wednesday, July 29, 2009
More henna patterns. To answer some questions I've been getting...
The henna paste takes about an hour or so to dry. After that, it starts peeling off. Once the henna is completely dry, you can even rub your hands to shake off the excess.
The color darkens overnight. But you can't get your hands wet. Some people apply sugar syrup or lime juice to their hands. I don't because I can't sleep with sugary, lemony hands.
Everyone has a different reaction to the henna. Some people get very dark colors and some don't. There are all kinds of stories about the significance of this.
If the color is light, it means that you will love your husband with all your heart.
If the color is very dark, that means your husband loves you very much.
If the color is light, you are very cold hearted person.
If the color is dark, you are over emotional and dramatic.
Henna lasts for about 2 weeks and then starts to fade away. It takes about a week for it to completely fade away.
On a side note, the pesky, annoying "Anonymous" commenter has been banished from this website. He can visit but only post a comment if he signs in. I had to threaten him with public humiliation on facebook, doing something scandalous that would ruin his future political career, and the best thing that works, "no more college money for you."