The art of mehndi or better known as henna has been around for 5000 years. Nowadays henna designs and tattoos are all the rage but back in the day henna was used for it “cooling properties”.
We are shedding some light on what you can do help fade away henna faster as letting it fade naturally would take you a lifetime! This Try Articles article will aid you in how to remove henna stains from your nails using common household products.
A Little Bit About Henna From The Past
The Arabs of the desert used to apply pastes of henna to their palms and the sole of their feet to attain a cooling effect. It is still very popular in the Middle East and South East Asia, albeit in different designs and for different occasions. Henna stains last a max of 14 days. Even though the henna fading away is not bothersome, its stains on your fingernails.
Let’s look at our options for blank canvas nails!
File It Away
All you need is a nail file. Simply file away the mehndi stain. Keep at it till all the stain is removed. Put some moisturizer and you’re A-Okay!
Be A Little Salty
Prepare a bowl of saltwater. Dip your hand in this mixture for 20 minutes, the saltwater will soften the henna stain. Rinse and moisturize. This is a very safe and natural method as salt has been an age-old cleaning product since time itself. What’s more, it has no side effects!
Oil Be There For You
Conjure up an olive oil and salt mixture to remove henna stains. Mix 2 tablespoons each of both salt and olive oil in a small bowl. Mix till the salt dissolves. Get a cotton ball or a soft paper towel and mildly rub on the henna stains on your fingers. The salts rough texture will soften the henna stain making it easier to remove. For stains under your fingernails use a small brush. Rinse your hands after.
Ask For Some Lemon-Aid
Lemon and baking soda are the main act when it comes to cleaning. When in doubt use baking soda! Take two tablespoons of baking soda and squeeze half a lemon to create a paste. Take a cotton ball and dip it in this moisture. Make sure to not soak it or else it will be too concentrated.
Hold the cotton ball to your stain or better yet tape it there for a good 2 hours. After your times up wash your hands and see the stains wash away while you do it. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer. An alternative to lemon would be white vinegar. Vinegar has the same properties as a lemon.
Baking Soda And Dish Wash
Another baking soda mix. This is pretty simple to make. Take a small amount of baking soda (eyeball it but if you wish to be precise, 2 pinches should be enough). Add enough dish wash to make a paste. Apply paste to stain and scrub with a sponge. Keep at it till the stain fades. Apply a hand cream or lotion to moisturize.
No brainer right! Heat up some water, enough that it’s on the luke-warm side. Dip your stained nails for 20-30 minutes. This will soften the stain making it easier to remove when you scrub it off with a brush or any other bathing sponge.
Your last resort! Or when you need instantons results in removing henna stains. An over the counter antiseptic that is easily available. Take a cotton pad and soak it in hydrogen peroxide. Squeeze excess off and wrap the cotton pad around your stained nail. Unwrap after 5 minutes and Eureka! Henna stain-free nails! Wash with soap.
Hopefully, clean nails are now possible after doing henna on your nails. Most of us have always avoided doing henna due to the stubborn stain but go ahead now.
We’ve prepared you with enough gear to get clean nails back in minutes! Let us know, how these hacks worked for you! Hearing back from our readers is always a delight!