The beautiful design of mehndi (henna) and its color holds a special significance for every girl. It is believed that darker the color of the bride’s mehndi, the more love she will get from her husband. Well, whatever the case may be, a dark Mehendi is what every Indian bride-to-be desires. Not just bride-to-be, Mehendi is favorite of most of the girls, and they just need a reason to adorn their beautiful hands with henna. Want Your Mehendi Dark And Long-Lasting? Here’s What You Need To Do!
Things to do before and while applying Mehendi
- Get proper sleep and eat something before applying the mehendi.
- Book your Mehendi artist weeks before the ceremony. And, before finalizing your Mehendi designer, do look at their design samples. It will give you a clear idea about their designs patterns and design clarity. Also, if you have a specific design in your mind and want the same on your hands and feet, then give its copy to your artist beforehand.
- For best results, try to make the fresh henna paste at your home, or ask your mehndi artist to do so. Also, make sure your Mehendi artist uses the good quality henna; otherwise you will not get the desired results.
- Before applying Mehendi, do wash your hands and feet with soap and dry them properly. Any cream or oil on your skin will act as a barrier, and minimize the Mehendi absorption into your skin.
- Ask your Mehendi artist whether they need the old piece of cloths, newspapers or any other things before they start applying henna. Collect those things first, and then sit for the application. This way, the designer will not get disturbed in between and will be able to make the design in a flow.
- Sit in a place where there are proper light and less hustle-bustle.
- Do wear something comfortable as you will have to sit and wait for hours for the mehndi application to be completed.
Things NOT to do before and while applying Mehendi
- Avoid drinking too much liquid just before or while applying mehndi.
- Do not sit in the sun while the mehndi is being applied.
- Do not move your hands up and down or sideways to dry your Mehendi quicker. It might get spread by doing so. Also, do not hop around or dance with wet mehndi as it will get smudged.
- Do not blow-dry your Mehendi under any circumstances. This may smudge your design and ruin it.
- Do not shave or wax your arms and legs after applying mehndi. It will scrape off the upper layer of your skin, and the mehndi design will look faded. To ensure that you do not need any beauty treatment like manicure, pedicure, and waxing done after the mehndi has been applied, get these things done just three to four days before the ceremony.
Things to do for long-lasting and dark Mehendi
- To get the best results for your wedding day, it is suggested to apply Mehendi at least 24 to 48 hours before it.
- Keep the Mehendi on your hand for a minimum seven to eight hours and maximum for 12 hours.
- You can take ‘clove steam’ to get that rich and dark color. All you have to do is to warm a few cloves in a pan and run your hands over the smoke. But remember, as soon as the steam starts hurting, just pull your hands back.
- After your Mehendi dries a bit, dab a mixture of lemon juice and sugar on it with a cotton ball for a few times. You can also spread some powdered sugar on the lemon, and directly apply it on the mehendi.
- Once your Mehendi dries completely, rub it off and apply any balm or cooking oil on your hands and feet.
- Cover your hands with a cling film, bandage or any other similar thing, while going to sleep or while performing any other ceremony.
Just follow these smart tips as you get ready to adorn your hands and feet with beautiful mehendi. Believe us; these small things will surely get a rich and dark color on your special day. And, if you have some more tips, then don’t hesitate to share them with us.