How To Apply Mehndi

How to Apply Mehndi

How to Apply MehndiMake a smooth henna paste by sifting the dry mehndi powder to remove any debris and adding to it a hot mixture of tea or coffee and mustard oil until it has a mud-like firmness. after the paste is ready take a plastic cone with a very fine key-hole at the tip. Pour the paste into the cone and tie the broader end with a rubber band.hold the cone in the right hand and gently squeeze the paste on the palm and start making designs.keep the palm horizontal and let the design-paste rest on it till dry.warm it near the fire and leave it on for as long as it takes to get the stains deeper.

when it is almost dry, dip a piece of cotton in sugar and lemon solution and apply lightly on the designs so it further darkens to a reddish-brown that can last for weeks.after 2-4 hours wash off the hands with plain water.
How to apply Mehendi on Hairs
Mixing henna powder for your hair is the same as it is when mixing for skin. Just as you need to leave the paste on your skin for hours you will also need to leave the paste on your hair for hours.
Once you have applied the paste on your hair, wrap your scalp with clingfilm and put a warm hat or towel over your head. After 6 hours wash it out by wetting it thoroughly. Usually there is dried paste that comes out easier if you use some conditioner to loosen it up. After all the paste is rinsed out of your hair it doesn’t feel soft and silky immediately. That seems to occur a few days later.Henna won’t completely change the color of your hair. It will make it red but the color is more of a transparency over your hair.
How to Apply Mehendi Paste
Henna paste used to be applied with matchsticks or toothpicks to achieve the intricate designs. Today, it comes in a ready-made plastic cone whose tip is cut open and the henna paste applied by squeezing it out from the top. The smaller the opening, the more intricate the designs. Needless to say, applying mehndi takes steady hands and a good knowledge of popular henna patterns and designs.
In Pakistan, where demand can get quite high during peak times like weddings and big religious festivals like Eids, most beauty salons offer henna applications.