We all are excited about the festival of lights ‘Diwali’. Diwali, is part of a five-day long festival that begins from Dhanteras, to Naraka Chaturdasi (Chhoti Diwali), Diwali, Padva and ends with Bhai Dooj. Diwali is the festival of rituals, Decorations, Lights and Mehndi. In India every festival is incomplete without Mehndi. But if the color of mehndi is not dark than it is very disappointing. Here are some tips for Darker Mehndi.
Always wash your Hand: Before applying Mehndi on your palms it is must to wash your hands. 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 and it will affect the color.
Keep it for long Time: Try to keep it for as long as it possible. If you have invested so much of time in getting it done, then 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 and for sure you will get a darker color.
Apply Lemon & Sugar: Make a mixture of lemon and sugar. Apply it on your hands with the help of a cotton ball after drying your hand. As lemon and sugar contain such components which enhance the color.
Use Dryer: Applying heat can darken the mehndi (Use a blow dryer to heat the Mehndi on your skin but do not kept it for long.
Apply Oils: Oil are very good to enhance the color of Mehndi. Adding essential oils like lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, or clove oil can darken Mehndi and it is the best option to go for.
Coffee: Coffee and tea are very good to enhance colors, Coffee naturally gives off a brownish tint. Adding coffee or tea water to your henna mix can enhance its darkness.