Re: henna paste removal + Vick's

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Posted by Julie on May 8, 2001 at 04:32:01:

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

I'm one of those people who likes to use Vick's VapoRub on my henna.
It was recommended to me by a Pakistani lady.

I put the Vick's (or the Target or Walgreen's generic brand) in a
small Pyrex bowl and let it sit on the pilot light of my oven while
I apply my henna.

When the paste is surface-dry, I use a spoon or mini-spatula to
drizzle the semi-melted Vick's onto the henna, covering all the
design. Then I wrap with toilet paper and a plastic bag before going
to bed.

In the morning, I cut the whole thing off with kitchen shears. Then
the fun part: I take a credit card (usually my Neiman-Marcus card :-
) ) and scrape (whisk!) the whole gooey mess off.

I clean the petroleum residue off with q-tips and lemon juice. While
I'm doing things around the house or driving, I like to wear a white
cotton glove like they use in photo labs to protect it for awhile, so
I can avoid washing it (our water usually has lots of chlorine).

Walgreen's has some white cotton gloves in the pharmacy/first aid
area, near the New Skin. They're sold for dermatological purposes
as well as putting lotion on your hands for an overnight moisturizing
treatment. They're reasonably priced and washable.

Maybe Michael Jackson had some henna going under HIS glove.... :-)

Happy Henna-ing,



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