LUPITA NYONGO DONS BALD & HENNA ART AT MIRA WEDDING PREMIER.| HISTORY OF HENNA
Lupita Nyongo has decided to don henna art on her clean shaven head and her new hairstyle has elicited mixed reactions across the global internet. While a few have shown their second thoughts to it, a good number have have complemented Lupita for the beautiful art, being talk of town for the last 24 hrs.
Lupita says she is happy without hair and we equally love to see her happy, don’t we?
The Oscar Award winning actress stole the show at the premiere of Mira Nair’s Monsoon wedding at St. Ann’s Warehouse, not only with her Sari but also with an exquisite henna tattoo on her bald head.
The art of Henna, called Mehndi in Hindi and Urdu, has been practiced in Pakistan, India Africa and the Middle East for over 5000 years. It was originally uses for its natural cooling properties for the persons living in hot desert climates.
A paste would be made, in which the palms of hands and soles of feet would be soaked.
Henna was equally used for medicinal purposes and applied to the skin to treat such ailments as stomach aches, burns, headaches and open wounds.
Today Henna is mainly used in celebration of special occassions such as weddings and birthdays. Henna paste symbolizes good health and prosperity in marriage and in other cultures, the darker the henna stain the deeper the love between the individuals.