Tips for Having a Dark Bridal Mehendi

An Indian bride are one of the most beautiful bride all over the world! Poems and stories are written to descry the beauty, elegance and poise of Indian brides. It not just their rustic and ethnic beauty, but the over -all trousseau and ensemble that wins hearts. Apart from the traditional dress and jewelry, there is one thing that Indian brides must have and just can’t do without. That one thing which is dear to all brides is her bridal mehendi or Henna. Every bride wants that her mehendi should be as dark as possible. Traditionally too, it is believed that the darker the mehendi of the bride, the better and cordial her relationship with her mother-in-law. So, are you one of those would-be brides who is looking for tips for having a dark and to die for bridal mehendi? Well, we have made a list of certain do’s and don’ts that you should follow for having a beautiful and pitch dark bridal mehendi! is the place to choose the best life partner for happy married life ever after.


  1. Have the mehendi applied at night: It is believed that a mehendi tends to feel “shy” if it is applied during the morning time, that too in the sunlight. So, it is best to get it applied indoors or after sunset, to have maximum results.
  2. Keep the mehendi applied for longer: Don’t take off your mehendi soon. Have it applied at least for 3 to 4 hours. If possible, keep it overnight, i.e. between 8 to 12 hours. The more the mehendi stays on your hands, the darker it oath to be.
  3. Apply lemon sugar mix on dry henna: Once the henna has dried up, dab on some lemon sugar mix on it. This helps the henna to stay in contact with the skin for longer, hence ensuring a darker colour.
  4. Wrap it up: After applying the sugary mix, wrap up your hands in a cling film for some time. This will help provide heat to the henna, which assists in making it darker.
  5. Clove dry steam: After removing the wrap, give your hands a clove smoke and sauna. For that, heat some cloves on the tawa, and run your hands over its fumes. This is a tried and tested way of having rich coloured henna.
  6. Apply balm or vicks after scraping off the henna: once you scrape off the henna, apply some vaporub or strong balm over it. The heat provided by the same will surely make it dark.


  1. Avoid contact with water for at least 6 to 7 hours after applying mehendi.
  2. Don’t use soap at any cost for at least 7 to 8 hours after application.
  3. Do not shave, wax or bleach your arms after applying mehendi. The design will get scraped off.
  4. Do not over apply the lemon sugar mix. This might work adversely and lighten your henna. One to two applications are good enough.
  5. Do not use blow dryer to dry your mehendi.

With the given tips, you are sure to have a rich and dark mehendi, which will be loved by all and will add to your beauty. Happy applying!

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