The wedding season has begun and all the mehendi lovers would love to beautify their hands with gorgeous mehendi designs. Whether you are the bride yourself or one of the relatives attending the wedding or any function; you definitely would want to see deep, dark and rich mehendi colour on your hands. A gorgeous deep dark mehendi is the love of most of the women. Be it a full fledged bridal mehendi or a simple Arabian style, any mehendi looks good when it is dark and rich. So to have that desired seamless colour you just need to read on. So without worrying about it just follow these simple steps to darken your mehendi colour without much effort.
Simple steps to darken your mehendi
- Let the mehendi dry properly and leave it for longer time on your hands. 6-8 hours is a good time but if you can afford to keep it for even longer time then nothing like it. The longer the better or should I say darker!
- Apply lemon and sugar mixture for a few times once the mehendi has dried completely. This will ensure richer colour.
- Use good quality mehendi. Avoid duplicate mehendi/henna cones.
- Use the bhaap or the steam technique. Put the cloves in a pan and heat it for some time. The steam or the bhaap that comes after it gets warm should be given to the hands to have darker mehendi colour.
- While removing the mehendi, scrape it off completely rather than washing it with water. Water will obstruct the colour to grow richer.
- Wrapping the henna design as it gives a rich and darker colour. While you can do the wrapping yourself, but there is a danger of spoiling the design and create a mess. It is best you ask the artist to do so, or have somebody else do it in her supervision. You can use medical paper tape to gently wrap up the mehndi.