By mgallery on 20 September 2017
In Many parts of the world where Mehendi/mehndi is used by the women and children to look beautiful; they follow many simple steps to get richer and darker mehendi colours. custom and process vary by locations but many steps are common for all. They follow it to get deep darker heena colour / stain on their hands. Deep heena or mehndi color symbolises the great love and affection towards the love ones like married women think that deeper the colour means more their husband loves them etc. Thus, to get deep darker mehendi colour on your hand you must follow below mentioned few steps very thoroughly. Know How to get easy dark mehndi colour for hands:
How to Make Mehndi Dark?
Finish your beauty treatment well before 2-3 days of mehndi day:
Keep all waxing, pedicure and manicure appointments before the mehendi. If it is must then do it later and allow at least 2-3 days to go by if mehendi was already applied. Else you will end up scraping the top layer of the mehendi away and not get the desired result or else, if you really need to get rid of your body hair, you can shave your hair by using Gillette Venus razors that are specially designed for women! But this is in a case of extreme necessity.
Apply Mehndi well in advance:
We should make sure that there is a gap of min 1 to 2 days between applying the mehendi for your function. It is because Mehendi takes few days to give out darker colour or stain on your hand. Thus, plan your mehendi day accordingly and follow the steps as per best guidelines. Read more on how to prepare your arm on mehndi day
Wash your hand before applying:
Before applying mehndi, wash your palms thoroughly with any soap. After washing your hand kindly make sure you don’t apply any creams or lotions else it will possibly create layers on your skin and therefore, mehendi will not be completely absorbed and you will not get naturally a darker shade.
Apply eucalyptus oil:
However after washing your hands, you may apply eucalyptus essential oil to your hands. It will not only smell good but also helps darken the colour of mehendi.
Dab lemon sugar mixture couple of times while mehenedi is applied and dried:
Boil some sugar in water and allow it to cool. Add a few drops of lemon juice and apply the lemon sugar mixture a couple of times on the henna once it has dried. This process is very important as sugar keeps the mehndi in contact with the skin for deeper penetration, while the lemon juice acts as a catalyst for dye release and deep penetration of colour.
Take your hands over the fumes of the cloves:
Many times it has been seen that after mehendi get dry on your hand if we run your hand on ‘bhaap’ fumes of the cloves for a splendid and rich penetration of the mehndi design on your palms.
Wrapping up the design:
Some people also suggest that wrapping the henna design as it gives a rich and darker colour.
Many Indians also Apply balms after scrapping the crust:
Indian brides use balms like Vicks, or Tiger Balm, on henna after scrapping the crust off. It is said that these balms stimulate the colour development and penetration into the skin.
Let your mehendi dry naturally:
Many times people do mistake that they quickly wash their hand without letting it dried completely of its own and therefore, it causes the fade colour. therefore, allow the mehendi on your hands to dry naturally. Don’t shake your hands or use a blow dryer. The movement or the blowing air can smudge the design and waste all the time you spent in getting it applied. Wash off the henna after 7-8 hours. Keep the mehendi on your palms as long as you can, preferably overnight, if possible. Once it’s dried, you can ask someone to gently bandage your hands so the mehendi stays on and doesn’t leave crumbs in bed.
If you can afford to keep it longer, leave it for about 12 hours. Scrape it out by rubbing your palms together till the dried henna falls off! Within a few hours you will see the rich colour develop.
Stay away from water for few hours post rubbing of mehendi:
Ideally, allow 24 hours to lapse before you expose your mehendi to water. Water will wash away the top layer of the mehendi and not allow the colour to really penetrate deep within your skin.
These all steps are not clinically proof and result may vary. Also we suggest you should consult with doctor if face any irritation after these process or if you have any allergic reactions.