The Encyclopedia of Henna:
Dextrose and Grainy Henna Paste
Catherine Cartwright-Jones © 2004

pasty henna add dextrose
I started with a grainy henna paste that was difficult to work with, which would not drape off the spoon (or drape a line), and always cracked off the skin as it dried. I added 1 part dextrose to 3 parts paste.


I stirred the dextrose into the paste.


I stirred and the texture changed within 1 minute.


After 2 minutes of srirring, I could drape the henna off the spoon.

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After 3 minutes of stirring, the henna paste was very elastic and draped easily off the spoon. 
Dextrose changed a poor textured, unworkable paste into a fine textured easily workable paste.

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