By Parul Singh Last Updated:
Applying mehendi at every occasion has become a fad today. Be it a marriage, teej, karva chauth or any other occasion, every woman getting married loves to get pretty henna designs on their hands and feet. And, why not? It makes your hands and feet look pretty. Also, it is believed that the darker the colour of the mehendi, the more your husband/mother-in-law loves you.
However, in only a few days, the colour of the mehendi starts to fade away, which is not a pleasant sight. Patches, uneven colour and light colour of mehendi is just annoying! And, no matter how you feel, you just have to wait for quite a few days for it to fade away naturally, right? Well, not anymore. You can now remove your faded mehendi with these simple and effective tips and get rid of it at your wish.
This mild liquid can be used to remove mehendi effectively. Just dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and dab it on your hands/feet and leave it on for a while before washing it away. Although, it is suitable for all skin types, it is safe to have a patch test before applying it on your body parts.
Bleaching is the most common and easy method to remove mehendi. It is one beauty product, which you will definitely have on your bathroom counter. All you have to do is to take bleach, (the one you use on face and hand) and apply it on the fading henna. Let it dry for a few minutes before washing it off with cold water. Again, do make sure you take an allergy test before applying, else it may hamper your skin.
You will easily find these natural cleaning agents on your kitchen shelf. Simply, mix baking soda with lemon to make a thick paste, apply on your hands and feet and let it dry for a few minutes before removing it with cold water. The paste might make your skin dry, so do apply moisturiser after washing away the paste.
Dip your hands in a bowl full of warm water for few minutes. Take them out and rub your skin till it is dry. Repeat the process several times till you see the mehendi fading away. Remember, it is a time taking process but it is equally effective. So, give it a shot if you are not willing to remove your mehendi with chemicals.
It is yet another time consuming, but quite effective process. Mix salt with water to form a solution. Now, dip your hand in it and leave it in for 20-30 minutes, and then rub it dry. Repeat the process several times to lighten your mehendi colour further.
Take a bowl and add small amount of chlorine with hot water to form a solution. Dip your hand in it for two to three minutes before removing it and wiping it dry. You might feel a little irritation and itchiness when you first dip your hand in water. But, do not worry as it will not last for long. You can even go swimming if you do not wish to sit with your hands inside a bowl.
Use olive oil to remove mehendi from hands and feet gently and in a simple way. Dip cotton in olive oil and wipe it across henna painted area. To make the process go faster, mix little salt in the oil before dipping the cotton ball. Leave the oil on for 10-15 minutes and wipe it dry. Repeat the process after a few hours for best results.
Hair conditioner is another easily available item in your home. Simply take your hair conditioner and rub it on your hands and feet before rinsing it with water. You will see the difference instantly.
Another quick method to get rid of henna, is to apply toothpaste on your hand, and rub it before washing it off with cold water. You will see the colour has become lighter than before.
Yes, indulge in some exercise! The sweat and perspiration will help in removing the mehendi faster. So, do exercises like aerobics, jogging, cycling or any another activity that will make you sweat heavily .
Apart from these, wash your hands with soap at regular intervals to remove the mehendi. You can also try dead skin removing scrubs. Although, they do not remove the mehendi completely, they do fade it to a large extent. So, next time you want to say goodbye to your fading mehendi, follow these effective and budget-friendly tips to get the desired results.