1 The hotter you are the darker the mehndi colour comes out on the skin. The old wives tale goes “The darker the colour the more your husband loves you!”
2 Once mehndi is applied on the skin, it should be left overnight for at least 5-6 hours to enhance the deepness in colour.
3 The colour on the skin will darken on the day after the mehndi has been applied. The darkness in colour will last for a few days and will fade away.
4 The mehndi powder can be a khaki, green or dark brown colour depending on where it comes from. It usually develops into a chocolate brown colour when applied as a paste onto the skin. Fresh mehndi powder will produce a strong dark brown colour and will last longer. Stale mehndi will produce a light orange colour, which will not get darker over time.
5 Lemon Juice & sugar syrup can be applied with cotton wool on to the mehndi once it is dried. This will secure the mehndi onto the skin more and therefore, result in the darkness of the colour on the skin.
6 The use of black “henna” should be avoided as it contains a dangerous chemical called Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) found in hair dyes which causes skin irritations.
7Brides should have waxing done before mehndi is applied on them as otherwise the mehndi will be waxed off with the hair!
8To beautify your mehndi for mehndi nights, wedding or receptions, body glitter and gems in different colours can be applied on the skin to match the outfits. Mehndi Creations specializes in all types of glitter work.