Henna VS. Mehndi
We get asked quite a bit, “what’s the difference between Mehndi and Henna? The answer is simple! They are the same thing. People in India and Pakistan generally call henna “mehndi” or “mehandi”.
Other places in the world call it “henna” or even “heena”. The most important thing to look for is how the henna is sealed and how fresh it is. Some crops are known to be bad from the start. Usually time, sun and air ruins henna. Make sure to keep it air tight and sun free. A refrigerator is OK, just do not freeze the paste. For the longest life, use a zip lock baggy and store between 65 and 85 degrees in a dark dry area.
Brands like EarthDye™ is double sealed and air tight to keep light and air out, freshness in. Keep in mind henna is only harvested in October, 1 time per year. If it is harvested 2 times, the quality and the soil is then sacrificed producing poor henna.