This easy, natural way of tattooing, found in Egyptian tombs, was a fad started by Hollywood types. As in Natural Hand Care
, Weinberg bothers with just highlights as she discusses this plant's history, botanical characteristics, and contemporary usage. Readers will discover that henna can also be employed to condition hair and help lower body temperature, and simple directions are supplied for applying the paste to extremities and other body parts. Although the patterns might not vie for top graphic or illustration awards, they will prove to be easy motifs for beginners to follow and improve upon. Barbara Jacobs
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Get Hip to Henna!
Discover the Natural Beauty Secret of Ancient Cultures Around the World
The versatile henna plant has been used for centuries by pharaohs and ordinary folk alike for body adornment, hair care, and natural healing. Now the wonders of henna are exciting healthful-living enthusiasts and trendsetters everywhere.
In Henna from Head to Toe! you'll find step-by-step instructions for beauty and bodycare with this remarkable herb.
-- Discover dozens of body art designs from India, the Middle East, North Africa, and more
-- Decorate arms and wrists, chest and neck, belly button, feet, and ankles with colorful, temporary henna "tattoos"
-- Add body, shine, and radiant highlights to your hair (even graying hair!) with all-natural henna recipes
-- Create safe, natural treatments for simple ailments such as headaches, irritated skin, and thinning hair