Re: To shave or not to shave...

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on May 8, 2001 at 03:03:34:

In reply to: To shave or not to shave... posted by Komangetmy on May 8, 2001 at 02:03:42:

: Is it a good idea to shave the body part you're gonna apply henna,
: for example a hairy forearm???

As long as you don't nick the skin, furless is far easier to henna
than furry. Traditionally, men get to shave before hennaeing, but
women are required to be sugared, waxed or have a depilatory.

And I have other question: May I
: henna on the nipples to make them look darker???

Henna will stain nipple skin, and they will look darker.

Or is there a
: contravention with it??

If you're nursing.... the scent of henna or oils might confuse the
infant and oils might be a problem. Also .... you need to leave henna
on long enough that any hungry baby will want to nurse before the
henna has stained very much .... and will be quite confuddled about
all the muck on what otherwise is the most wonderful thing on earth.

Of you're not nursing... henna, let it dry, then latex, dust that with
baby powder and slip back into your bra. Or are you a guy?

Want to hear a funny story about hennaeing a nursing mother at Sirius?


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