Making our research through Muslim weddings across the globe, we got to realize one unique thing that connects all our Muslim brides-to-be and guess what it is? Henna Designs also known as Mehndi Designs! Knowing its Ramadan season and despite all weddings will always happens, lovebirds will always want to tie the knot but yet very few beauticians will be willing and ready to give our beautiful brides that thing they can’t do without and that’s the Henna!
Trying out henna designs is easier than you can ever imagine in as much as you have all your tools and materials in place and in this feature, we will be bringing you closer to those necessary tools, materials and guess what, we will also be putting you through how exactly to go about it using simple and well-relatable steps.
First, you need to have your henna paste in place! After which you can follow through using the steps below.Step 1
Check your henna for any sticks or large bits of plant matter. If your henna seems coarse, sift it carefully first. Mix the henna with very darkly brewed tea and the juice of lemon, and a few drops of essential oil. Before you start drawing, it’s advisable to practice on a scrap of paper first.Step 2
Scrub the hand that is going to get the tattoo to remove any oils from the skin before you start. The cleaner the better! Pat it dry, and then start tattooing!Step 3
As you draw, you will inevitably make mistakes. If the paste isn’t mixed perfectly, the squeeze bottle will sometimes burps out a blop. If this is a problem, remix the paste. Use the straight pin to clear any clogs from the tip.Step 4
After you have drawn the big elements of the design, go back and add tiny dots. You can put the dots in clusters of three which makes it very simple design.Step 5
As soon as the henna is applied to the skin, it will begin to dry. The paste will crack as it dries, and when it starts to crack, that is when you can cover the tattoo with a mixture of lemon and sugar. The more often you can re-moisten the tattoo, the darker it will be when all cracks are off.Step 6
The method you use to remove the henna will greatly determine how dark the design gets and how long it lasts. To give it the best chance, not use water to remove the paste! Instead use olive oil, or vegetable oil, or even essential oil. Soak a cotton ball in oil, and then rub the paste off gently.Credit: Getty