Too little oil or too old powder?

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Posted by aschenputtel on May 13, 2002 at 01:36:05:

About 4 weeks ago my family came to visit. I did a smallish henna
design on my mom's foot with unterped henna. It worked great and is
STILL visible. Two weeks ago, I visited them and did another design
but used terped (with cajeput) henna, same size, same spot, but other
foot. This design started out much darker than the older one. At this
point, the two designs are the same color....and she says that the
newer one is fading faster than the older one. By the way, they were
both left on over night.

It seems to me that the terped henna stains darker, but fades more
unevenly. So, most of my design is gone after 1.5 - 2 weeks, but some
spots stay around longer. Has anyone else seen this?

I use less cajeput than most people, i think. Has anyone else had
this problem and could it be attributed to using too little oil?

Also, the henna powder that I used was also changed between the two.
The newer design had slightly older henna....would this be the more
likely problem?

Thanks....I'm still learning (a lot!)...


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