Indian brides can spend a lot of time worrying about the colour of their mehendi; every bride wants the colour to be the perfect maroon shade.
Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you get the right depth of colour.
Mehendi takes about 2-3 hours to dry once applied so make sure you’re comfortable and have ticked off your to-do list for the day!
Use a mixture of lemon and sugar on the once the applied mehendi paste starts to dry. It will help the colour absorb.
Once the mehendi is dry, scrape it off rather than wash it off. Avoiding water will make the colour last longer.
Try not to bend your wrists and fingers while the mehendi paste is still wet. This can lead to the colour running and the pattern looking inconsistent.
Don’t leave getting your mehendi done to the night before the wedding. The colour usually gets richer over the first couple of days.
It’s best not to get your manicure and pedicure after you’ve had your mehendi applied. Nail polish remover used to tidy up your manicure can make your mehendi rub off.
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