It’s Karva Chauth tomorrow and the air has an aroma of mehendi. From married women to little girls, almost everybody wants to get their hands colored in the darkest mehendi curled in the prettiest designs.
But is it that your mehendi never stains dark and end up fading very soon? Well, here we have five DIY yet fool proof ways that will make your mehendi stain much darker than before.
1. Wash Your Hand Before Applying Mehendi
Our hands tend to collect a layer of dirt and oil and that does not let the color of the henna penetrate into the palm properly. So, before you start applying the henna, make sure to wash your hands with a hand wash properly.
2. Apply a dense design
Applying a denser design of henna does not necessarily make a difference but it makes the mehendi appear darker. Also, make sure that the mehendi strokes are a little thicker so that more color can leave a darker stain.
3. Let It Dry Naturally
Avoid using hair dryers or air conditioners to dry up your mehendi faster. Just be patient and let it dry naturally, even if it takes upto 10 hours.
4, Use a Mixture of Sugar and Lemon
This trick is pretty common but where usually women go wrong is with the timing. They apply the sugar and lemon mixture as soon as they finish applying the mehendi. This not only reduces its effect but also spoils the mehendi design. You should always apply this mixture once the mehendi is absolutely dry as it makes it stick for longer, hence a darker color.
5. Stay Away From Water
Mehendi and water don’t get along well together. Especially within 12 hours of applying your henna, you should avoid bringing your hands in contact with water. If you need to remove it, just use some oil and then wipe your hands with a cloth.
We hope this Karva Chauth your mehendi peels off to give a color darker than ever before.
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