Mehndi is a traditional body decoration used in a variety of cultures around the world. A paste derived from henna plants is used to create elaborate designs on the skin. Recent years have seen a worldwide surge in the popularity of Mehndi, particularly for use in celebrations like weddings and festivals.
The global Mehndi market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2021 and 2028, according to a recent survey, reflecting an increasing demand for traditional body decoration. Its expansion can be attributed in part to the abundance of straightforward Mehndi patterns that can be performed by anyone.
These designs are great for individuals just starting out with Mehndi or for those who desire something simple yet beautiful. To help you make beautiful, long-lasting designs on your skin, this post will go through some of the best methods for applying simple Mehndi designs and removing stains.
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Tips for Applying Simple Mehndi Designs
Preparing the Skin for Mehndi
- Before applying the Mehndi design, wash your hands and the area you intend to decorate with soap and water to get rid of any oil or filth.
- In order to keep your dry skin from getting any drier, apply a thin layer of moisturizer.
- When applying Mehndi, make sure your skin is fully dry, as any moisture will prevent the dye from colouring properly.
Techniques for Applying Mehndi
- If this is your first time applying Mehndi, go with a design that is easy for you to remember.
- Apply the Mehndi paste to your skin with a Mehndi cone or applicator. Draw your pattern in thin at first, then thicken it up to suit.
- To avoid smearing the design, wait for the Mehndi to dry completely before touching your hands or moving them.
- The staining effect of Mehndi can be improved by using a mixture of lemon juice and sugar once the design has dried. When applying Mehndi, it is helpful to keep your hands and feet warm and wet by wrapping them in plastic wrap or tissue paper.
- The best results from the Mehndi stain will be achieved if you leave it on for at least 6 hours, and preferably overnight.
Removing Mehndi Stains
- Gently scrape off the Mehndi paste using a spoon or your fingers once the stain has set and the Mehndi paste has dried.
- If you want to remove the paste without affecting the staining process, you shouldn’t use water.
- The stain can be removed by applying a mixture of lemon juice and sugar to the area, letting it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinsing well with water.
- You can also try rubbing your hands together to produce friction and gently scrubbing off the stain, or applying a little amount of oil or lotion directly on the stain.