There may not be enough brides who religiously go by the myth- “The darker your mehendi, the more your husband will love you.” But they still somehow like their mehendi to be intricate and dark. And why not? After all, it plays an equally important role in enhancing your wedding day look.
Well, when it comes to the intricacy and detailing we can blindly rely on the mehendi wala (when you know you’ve picked the best) but there’s only little that we can do about the color (by applying quality henna).
Now since you obviously don’t want to compromise on that, here are some simple ways that can help you turn your mehendi stains darker and deeper.
Before applying henna on your palms,
Also, ensure that you are not using any sort of moisturizer or cold cream after the wash as it prevents your skin from absorbing the mehendi fully, which also means you won’t get a deeper and darker color.
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After washing your hands,
Make sure you let the oil get absorbed before you start with the henna application. Once that is done, you can get started.
We know how long of a process is getting your hands adorned with henna. But since you have invested so much of time in getting it done, don’t let it go to waste by removing it in an hour or two. Let it stay on your palms overnight if you want the color to be dark.
After your mehendi is fully dried off,
Also, while you are at it, make sure you don’t overdo with it as it may result in lightening the color of your mehendi instead of making it dark.
Apart from the lemon and sugar mixture, one thing that works great in darkening the color of your mehendi is the smoke produced from heated cloves. All you’ve got to do is:
After you’ve given adequate time for the mehendi to dry overnight,
It is said that Vicks acts as a color enhancer to your mehendi.
Other than Vicks, you can also apply mustard oil or any other pickle oil on your hands to boost the color of the mehendi.
Now that you have tried all the desi nuskhas, one thing that you’ve got to do is avoid bringing your hands in contact with water (at least for a day). Water prevents the color of the henna from penetrating within your skin. So, avoid it wherever you can.
It’s best suggested to do all the beauty treatments like shaving, waxing or body polishing before getting your palms painted with henna as they may brush off the top layer of your mehendi, giving it a faded look. So, better keep these on the top in the to-do list and get them done 2-3 days prior.