Re: Kimia


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Posted by Maureen on May 23, 2002 at 17:10:17:

In reply to: Kimia posted by Jeanie on May 23, 2002 at 15:46:31:

Hi Jeanie,

No chance of the new shipment of Kimia needing sifting. Though most
people usually do sift out of habit. You must have gotten on of the
earlier batches of Kimia. We worked long and hard with Javeed to get
this new consistency.

I can only imagine the color results you got from Kimia would be due
to your recipe. Kimia really doesn't like a lot of the things in
your recipe...lol!!! The clove, black walnut hull and black coffee
are ingredients I would use when I wanted to deepen the brown in a
henna powder. That is what happened to our Kimia. The red would
have been overwhelmed with all of those agents intended to turn the
stain brown. That is why I recommend the most basic recipe to be
used with Kimia. She has always worked best for me with just the
lemon, sugar, cajeput or not, and Kimia henna powder. The first
batches of Kimia really stained excellently also. So the brownness
of your stains resulted from the recipe and possibley the process.
If you want to email me with your process I can give you some ideas.
I know Alissa said to "Get her drunk!" Suggesting that Kimia likes
to partake of the vine. I haven't gotten around to plying her with
red wine yet. But it is on my agenda of things to do....LOL!!!

I find most of the henna powders I have gotten from Pakistan to be
greenish/brown, khaki or brown. That is just one range of the colors
you will find fresh and excellent henna powde comes in. That
coloring is not reflective of lack of freshness. Though I know some
people think so. Fresh henna powder does not have to be green.
Kimia just happens to be one of those henna powders that is bright
green. I find the Indian henna powders I have received to be deeper
green. One of the reasons I developed the JAMBALAYA Henna Powder
Variety Pack/Kit is truly to let people see this with their own eyes
and to experience this for themselves. The best reflector of
freshness is probably the smell. And you will find that different
henna powders smell quite differently while having a very earthy
smell in common.

And you have certainly gotten it right...Kimia does like to be coaxed
and pleased. Then she will please and dazzle you in return.

Maureen

 


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