Festivals are a major part of the rich culture and heritage of our country. India is known for its vibrant and beautiful celebrations. Most festivities in India begin with a Mehendi ceremony.
August marks the beginning of Teej in our country and mehndi (henna) is a mandatory thing during it. Teej embarks the beginning of monsoon and the ladies get their hands and feet coloured in beautiful henna to complement their beautiful Indian outfits.
As beautiful as henna looks in the beginning, it looks dull as it starts to fade away in only two days. At first, it looks magnificent but soon it fades and people try to find ways in which they can get rid of it sooner. Answering to these prayers, here are a few ways to get rid of fading henna or mehndi sooner.
It might seem odd but it works. Apply a significant amount of face bleach on the areas from where you want to remove henna. Apply it evenly on these areas and leave for a while to dry. Rinse with cold water to get rid of faded henna.
Remove immediately if your hand starts to itch or there is a burning sensation after applying the bleach.
Baking Soda and Lemon
Mix half-a-cup of baking soda and two teaspoons of lemon juice in a bowl. Bring it to a thick consistency. Apply the paste evenly on the areas you have applied mehndi and leave it to dry. Wash it with cold water and apply moisturizer after that.
Baking soda and lemon juice can help you get rid of henna faster and make it disappear in no time.
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Toothpaste contains whitening ingredients which can help you get rid of the faded mehndi. Apply a good amount of toothpaste on your hands and let it dry. Gently scrub the toothpaste off your hand. Do not forget to clean your hand thoroughly after removing the toothpaste.
Olive oil and Salt
Mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil in one teaspoon of salt and apply it evenly on the henna. Keep it on for 10 minutes and clean. Do this twice or thrice a day to effectively remove the henna from your hands.
If you do not wish to use all the aforementioned methods to get rid of faded henna. Simply wash your hands several times a day using a handwash. Use an antibacterial soap to reduce the colour of mehndi, but keep in mind that this method might dry out your hands. Keep applying moisturizer to your hands to avoid them from getting dry.
This method will take time so you have to be a little patient with this one.
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