How to get Dark Mehndi Color

Mehndi is even known as “Henna” which is usually applied on hands, feet and even on hairs. It contains calming properties so when applied on your hairs give your cooling effect. It even adds color to your white hairs for a natural look. Most of the girls love to apply mehndi on their hands and even on feet. Mehndi is very popular for many years and widely used during various occasions. The aroma of the natural henna is so good that it calms your mind. It is a say that “The more dark color of mehndi, the more love from your husband”. Some girls are lucky as they get natural dark color but if you are not one of them it’s perfectly fine. You can get such dark mehndi color using few tricks.

Dark mehndi color

Every girl especially who loves to apply mehndi wants a dark color on their hands or feet. I am the lover of mehndi so I apply mehndi whenever I like to have it. It is super cool to apply during summers as it provides a cooling effect to your skin.

During a hot climate, there is extreme heat and leads to suntan and many problems. So by applying mehndi on your hands will give soothing sensation. You can even apply it on your hairs, helps to calm your mind and cure headache. Whenever you apply mehndi on your hairs, hands or feet take organic henna only. Organic or natural mehndi comes in the green shade where chemical based comes in dark shade. Try to use organic one as there is no harm in using it.

Let’s check out some of the basic tricks through which you can darker your mehndi color. These tricks are easy to follow and give a darker color for sure.


  • Waxing before mehndi:-

If you want to remove hairs from your skin (hands or legs) then do it before applying mehndi. This helps in removing dirt, extra hairs and clear your skin. Even gives a smooth texture to your skin and glowing skin. Make sure that you do not use a razor or have waxing after applying mehndi. If you will do this then it will lighten your mehndi color. As the upper skin layer will be removed during waxing. And with this, the mehndi color will also become lighter. It is advisable that you do waxing before two days of mehndi application.

  • Hand wash before applying mehndi:-

Whenever you wish to apply mehndi on your hands, first wash your hands nicely. Take a soap or hand wash gel and wash your hands properly. With the help of a clean towel remove the water from your hands and dry it completely. Do not apply any lotion or moisturizer or sunscreen lotion on your hands. Just make sure that your hands are completely dry and clear.

  • Apply Eucalyptus oil:-

Eucalyptus Oil for dark mehndi color

Eucalyptus oil is also known through common name as “Nilgiri oil“. It is even known as by “mehndi oil” which is applied before mehndi. You can apply it on your skin where you are applying mehndi. Even you can add it in your mehndi cone it is totally your choice. This oil helps in giving you a more darker color. It is far better to use this oil instead of harmful chemicals used in mehndi.

  • Let it dry out naturally:-

Whenever you apply henna on your hands, let it set out to dry completely. Do not move your hands quickly as it can spoil your design if something will get touched. Otherwise, these can spoil your design and your time behind designing it will be wasted. Let it dry out your henna completely in a natural way. Do not use any blow dryer or anything to dry your mehndi. With the natural air, your henna will dry completely.

  • Keep it for more time:-

I know that your mehndi will dry within some time in your hands. But keep it for more time for approximately 10 hours. This will help in giving you a more darker shade. Even you can keep it overnight for more darker shade benefits. If you are comfortable then keep it overnight else for at least 8-10 hours in a day. You will get a darker gorgeous look if you will keep it for a longer time.

  • Apply lemon and sugar mixture:-

It is a saying from many years that by applying this lemon juice and sugar mixture helps to give darker mehndi look. These ingredients are easily available in your kitchen. So you just need to prepare this mixture which is very easy. Just take one or half lemon juice and some sugar or sugar powder. Mix them well and dip a cotton ball to apply it on mehndi. When your mehndi is completely dry, apply this mixture on it very gently.

  • Cloves are good:-

Cloves is an Indian spice which is used and found in most of the kitchen. It contains a great smell which adds extra flavor to any dish. The smoke of the cloves is great as it gives you a darker henna shade. The trick for using these amazing cloves is very simple and easy. You need to take some cloves and put it on any vessel or pan at medium to low heat. When the cloves are heated, the smoke will slowly come out from it. Keep your hands over the smoke maintaining some distance otherwise, your hands will be burned. Keep it for some time and then remove your hands. Cloves really help you in giving a dark mehndi color.

  • Various balms for a dark mehndi look:-

Apply Vicks for dark mehndi color

You have used many times different types of balms for getting relief from severe pain. Like that this is a very old trick used since many years for getting a dark color. You can use Vicks or any balm to apply it on your skin. When you have kept it for several hours and mehndi is completely dried. Gently remove all the mehndi from your hands and feet (without using water). Apply Vicks or any balm on mehndi design for dark color.

Hence, these were some of the tricks that you can follow to get darker mehndi look. Some more things that you should keep in mind for getting darker mehndi.


Dark mehndi tips

  1. You can put henna on your skin before two or three days of any function.
  2. This will help you in getting darker color naturally as henna takes time for such color.
  3. Stay away from water until 24 hours as it can wash off your mehndi color.
  4. Follow all the above tricks for getting darker shade on your skin.
  5. You can even apply any oils instead of balm if you wish.
  6. Do not overload the use of lemon and sugar mixture else it will give you more black shade.
  7. You can use it once or twice as it will perfectly give you dark color.

Thus, various tricks and tips for perfect mehndi look are nicely described. Have a nice nail enamel shade on your beautiful nails. This helps in giving a more attractive look to your hands. Choose the best mehndi design for your gorgeous hands and feet.

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