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Henna from Head to Toe!: Body Decorating/Hair Coloring/Medicinal Uses Hardcover – January 5, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 1ST edition (January 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580170978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580170970
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

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

From the Back Cover

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

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Some make it harder than it has to be!
Shara of Desert Dance
Remember it is a small book but I am amazed how much information was packed in it AND how easy to understand it all was.
onfire
This is the best book I have found on henna, especially for beginners.
Angel Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Angel Lee HALL OF FAME on September 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book I have found on henna, especially for beginners. Packed with color photos & unique design ideas from many different cultures, it is truly inspirational.
It provides step-by-step instructions accompanied by illustrations that guide you through the entire henna preparation & application process. Coloring hair & conditioning nails are also demonstrated.
Unlike many mehedi books, it also guides you through making the designs. Some of my favorite designs include a sunflower necklace, dragonfly back piece, orange blossom band, floral hand & lotus tapestry.
Historical information, henna wedding traditions & a gallery are a nice bonus. A resource area listing henna suppliers & artists is also included. This book makes a great wedding present.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is the only one I have found that includes actual Mehndi mixing directions and not some vague add coffe, or tea and mix. She includes two receipes, and one is a never fail receipe which brought out a strong color in even the most low grade henna I had purchased. Also she has hints and ideas for additives into your mehndi mix that I had never even contimplated. She included multiple instuctions for skin care while the mehndi is drying and solutions to put on the mehndi. She also includes a few pages on what designs compliment what hand types, which I have not seen in any other mehndi book. The designs are from multiple cultures and many have step-by-step instructions to illustrate how to break complexed designs and patterns down to swirls, triangles, and lines. One of the better how-to-books on mehndi and henna that has been published in recent years.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Baba on October 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book. I do mehndi professionally and found the recipes to be effective and the designs inspirational. I often recommend this book to my clients for henna fun at home!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I just recently discovered the art of henna, and I fell in love. This book is a wonderful start, with recipes and history of this amazing plant. It is a very pretty book, with easy to follow directions and lots of design ideas. It also outlines a lot of the cultural aspects of henna, which is nice, because a lot of the books focus only on the drawings and not on the meanings. I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in henna.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "serpinitne" on May 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Having read about everything I can get my hands on about henna and mehndi, I found this book to be well written, and an informitive begining for the novice henna enthuisist. I would not recomend it for those who are more interested in learning designs and techniques.
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I truly appreciate this book. I did not get it as a kit. Just the book. The recipes were easy and effective. Some make it harder than it has to be! I used this book and a bottle and tip set to get started. I used Beachcomber's packets of henna. I followed the recipes in the book and had great results. I'm looking forward to practicing more of the beautiful, intriguing designs!
I also like the facts that were presented about natural healing properties of henna and some of its historical uses. It also gives you recipes to use to color your hair,condition your nails,and get rid of headaches.
Some of the various traditions of henna are also covered in this book. There is actually a lot packed into this little book. I like that.
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By Karen A. Burke on October 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I purchased a used version for 1.29, so it did not come with the supplies. This book has a lot of information about how to prepare the skin, how to mix different ingredients for different effects, detailed step-by-step designs, with explanations of how and why for everything. It breaks things down to simplicity, without losing any important iformation.

Don't worry, this is not one of those books that takes up too much time and space with fairytales, myths, or pictures. The book includes all of these in a way that will help you instead of just being added to make the book thicker. You're going to learn from this book.
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