Mehndi, which was once the beautiful body art of India and Middle East, is now famous all over the globe. The rich dark red color and fine design is a real treat for the eye. But problem ensues when the color begins to fade off. The fading process takes nearly 2 weeks. There is no ready made product to wash off the mehndi color at once. So, here are a few tips on how to remove Mehndi at home with natural products.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice paste
Take some baking soda and mix it with lemon juice to make a thick paste. Apply it on the mehndi colored area. When it dries completely use a loofah and exfoliate in circular motion. Now wash the hands in warm water. This process usually dries out the skin. So, don’t forget to use a good moisturizer.
Chlorine and hot water
Take a bowl of hot water and put some chlorine in it. Make sure the temperature of water is tolerable. Now dip your hands in the solution for 2-3 minutes. Itching and irritation will occur but it will also accelerate the fading process of mehndi.
1. Dip your hand in warm water for 4-5 minutes. Then rub them against each other. This process fastens the mehndi color fading.
Wash your hands frequently
Washing your hands frequently helps a great deal to lighten the mehndi color. But it may also make the hand dry. So, use a good moisturizer after the color fades away.
Olive oil is a gentle emulsifier and has many benefits for the skin. Dab some olive oil in a cotton pad and apply it all over the hand. This emulsifies the mehndi color and helps to fade the color quickly. Keep applying it at an interval of every 3-4 hours. Table salt can also be added to it as it hastens the process of fading.
Apply toothpaste on the mehndi and rub between the hands once it dries.
Rub your hands with lemon juice and its light bleaching property will aid in the discoloration of the mehendi.
Rub some hair conditioner on your hands and watch as the mehndi color gently fades away.
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- Mehndi color fades away naturally. So, it is advisable to not use any extreme method which may permanently damage the skin.