These Ladies Hand Mehndi Designs are made using a paste created from leaves of the Mehndi plant, Lawsonia Inermis, which have been ground into a powder. The dye in the powder, called Lawsone, attaches effectively to the keratin in fingernails and skin. Mehndi also is used frequently as a hair dye.
While other types of temporary Ladies Hand Mehndi Designs can be made using many colors, Mehndi create designs that are shades of red, brown and almost black. Traditionally Mehndi Designs are applied to hands and feet in intricate patterns, but these days Mehndi Designs can be drawn anywhere on the body. Mehndi Designs creates a temporary Mehndi by staining the skin, and can last from several days to a month, depending on how well the wearer maintains the designs.