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

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 5, 2001 at 22:02:36:

In reply to: Re: Question for CCJ and others about fading of terped stains posted by Dee on September 5, 2001 at 17:52:37:

: For some reason on me anyway it seems like the stain is just on the
: very top of my skin. Like it's not really entering the skin at all
: but instead sitting on the top layer like paint. After a few days it
: starts to look like it's peeling off in small areas. No lighter
: stains. Just flaking off in small spots here and there.

Yes, it doesn't penetrate very far, but is entirely oxidized at the
level it does penetrate.

: What I find really fascinating is that while the stain itself
: dissapears all at once. If I want to remove it I can't. I've tried
: and can not remove the stain. Can not lighten it with washing,
: scrubbing, or anything. Normal unterped henna I can remove from any
: paret of my body within a day gently and easily if I want to.

I think because the terped henna is highly oxidized, the molecule is
extremely stable and is thus not going to react with bleach or
chlorine in the water system.


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