Re: henna paste removal

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Posted by Zimra on May 7, 2001 at 03:46:32:

In reply to: henna paste removal posted by veggiesaurus on May 7, 2001 at 03:09:40:

:The only part that
: was tough was getting the henna paste off afterward. What is a good
: way to make that part easier?

I'm glad you've enjoyed your henna experiences! You can make removal
a bit easier if you steam the paste off (which also helps the color
darken) though that's a bit difficult if the paste isn't on your
hands or forearms. You can soak a washcloth in very hot water, wring
it out very very well, and lay that over the design to give it a
steam with minimal water exposure (getting it wet may compromise your
color) and then scrape; you can also use oil (any type is fine, even
olive or vegetable oil) to help remove the paste.
I usually steam mine off, then rub it with oil. I tend to use a
wadded-up paper towel to scrape at my henna,. too. (If you use your
nails you can scratch yourself).

Hope this helps!



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