Beautiful henna patterns on hands and feet have always been an important part of Indian as well as Pakistani weddings. Moreover, the Muslim girls in the sub-continent always adorn their hands on the auspicious occasions of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Keeping the tradition alive, girls are now looking for the latest Eid mehndi designs this year.
The concept of adorning the hands with henna began by simply dying the palms and the fingers—no pretty intricate patterns. It gradually evolved from simple to the most complex patterns that we see today. Applying henna to someone's hands is an art which cannot be mastered by just anyone. Either inborn talent or learned skill helps you in this field. Therefore, mostly girls visit beauty salons for professional Eid mehndi designs.
Eid mehndi designs for girls are divided into four categories: Arabic, African, Pakistani and Indian. Although some women mix up all the four for a pattern of their choice, there still remains distinction.
Of all the four types of henna patterns, Indian henna is the simplest one. It consists of a filled-in circle right in the middle of the palm with dyed finger tips. Variations do exist, but this is the most traditional form of pattern. Indian classical dancers and traditional odyssey dancers always wear this conventional pattern to bring out the beauty in their hands while they make graceful moves. Intricate patterns will be hard to discern from a distance. That is why these performers use this pattern to make the dye prominent.
In Pakistan, new Eid mehndi designs do not involve this typical Indian style anymore. Instead, women prefer African, Arabic and Pakistani patterns. The first two are rather simple and bold. On the other hand, Pakistani henna patterns are more complex with fine line, fill-ins and more intricacy. It is, therefore, more time consuming and requires a great deal of skill to apply Pakistani henna patterns on your hands.
These days, women have also started using colored glitter which complements the dark brown tinge of henna really well. There is special glitter available in the market which can be used along with henna to create the most beautiful patterns on your hands as well as feet for special occasions and festivals. However, the disadvantageous aspect of this glitter is that it does not last for long like the henna dye. In fact, it is easily washable and is removed from your hands as soon as you wash them. Therefore, glitter cannot be applied a night before the function you are going to.
There are various types of henna dye available in the market today. Gone are the days when you had to apply the leaves of dried henna a night before to get the maximum intensity of the dye on your hands. Today, your skin is dyed within a couple of hours. However, the most of these quick dyes also wear off just as quickly unlike the old henna dye which used to stay on for a number of days.
On this Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, try to find the conventional henna dye which will stay on longer and will be free from harmful chemicals. Visit the best salon and let a professional decorate your hands with beautiful designs and impress your whole family and friends.