Saturday 26 July 2014

Picture of the Day: 26.07.14 - Baby Henna

I've wanted to put henna on Darling before but previous attempts at very simple small motifs have ended up with the henna smeared or wiped off immediately.  My neighbour is a dab hand at henna art and applied this design whilst Darling was still sleepy after a nap.  She held both her hands and distracted her until the henna had dried a little.

I can't believe how girly this child is - henna, bangles. nail varnish on her hands and feet any chance she gets.  She has destroyed every lip balm she can find in the house and will chase us with any cream she can lay her hands on, demanding we open it so she can rub it in her hands then wipe it into her cheeks.  This week she found my kohl and managed to get it into the carpet, my duvet cover and my face and neck whilst I was taking a nap.


  1. Anonymous27 July, 2014

    Salaam Sister,
    Can you please tell me the name of the henna you used? Mashaallah its very nice and I am sure safe too if can be used on babys hand. Tonight a local pakistani shop organises a henna event with artist - I just want to make sure the henna she use is safe. But if not, I would like to buy for me the one you use and get it done at home inshallah.
    Would be really helpful if you can tell me the brand
    Allah bless you
    Thank you

    1. Assalam-alaikam Sister Farah,
      apologies for the late reply.
      The henna I used is one my mum-in-law brought from Pakistan. It's one that my sister-in-law swears by that is made by someone local to her. It didn't have any label or name on it. I and my older daughter (who has quite sensitive skin) tried it first and then gave it to my friend to try on my daughter.

      When we were kids we used to use a brand called Zubeida henna which came in a powder rather than mixed in a cone form. The colour was strong and we never had a reaction to it. Not sure if the ingredients are the same now.

      I'm not sure where you are based and what is available to you. If you want to make your own which would be completely safe for your little one, there is a recipe here which I picked up from a short course I did: