Re: Question for CCJ and others about fading of terped stains

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Posted by Catherine Carwright Jones on September 5, 2001 at 15:36:59:

In reply to: Question for CCJ and others about fading of terped stains posted by Kenzi on September 5, 2001 at 04:31:27:

As far as I can tell, the terped henna molecules travel down the
columns, just not as far as usual, perhaps breaching fewer layers
because they're larger.

It's fascinating how finite the the final breaching layer is! And the
breakup is very interesting to watch! You can literally have the
pattern still on your hands at about 10 days .... have a good scrubby
wash ... and its GONE!

If you think about skin being formed like corrugated cardboard, it's a
bit easier to see how something wet to the top edge of the columns
applied will penetrate more or less evenly down the shafts. Not
perfectly ... but close. There is something going on that makes that
odd "breaking up" effect you see .. and I'm not sure what that's
about. It's effecting the exfoliation characteristics, but exactly
how, I don't know.

I'm fascinated that without terps, there's an non-stained spot in the
center of non-keratinized skin cell (perhaps a nucleus) and WITH
terps, the stain is even and appears to stain the nucleus also. I'm
grateful to have a stain that's so good on non-keratinized skin .. but
I'd sure like to know what's making the difference in that little


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