Re: Moroccan henna...

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Posted by Kenzi on May 24, 2002 at 22:32:46:

In reply to: Re: Moroccan henna... posted by Erfan on May 24, 2002 at 17:05:48:

: Thats always the way it is:we wantr to be what we are
: not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very true!
: Rioght,but Ive heard,that especially because they have dark
: skin,they just use red henna to show "our skin is "light" enough to
: take trhat colourf"

Ha ha ha!! Good point...that makes a lot of sense.
: really it is so funny-I talked to many morrocan women and they all
: said the same:special treatments etc. are done to make skin
: lighter.......
: : Just the fact that there exist all these methods for making the
: : henna dark or black goes against what you report. it makes me
: : think that some people do want black or dark henna. Because
: : they tend to be dark skinned they want their henna to be darker
: : so it can be seen more easily.
: what things do you know about black henna or henna stone??

People talk about the henna stone but it is basically ammoniac
crystals that they add to the paste. There were no magical
ingredients talked about there; people are pretty open about recipes
and ingredients and mentioned the usual ones: lighter fluid,
turpentine, gasoline, kerosene, ammoniac crystals, the cement trick,
nail polish remover etc.

: I also heard,that a spraying deodorant,MUCH of it on the ffreshly
: hennaed skin makes the colour darker.........

I have also heard that spraying perfume on it works as well. I don't
think it really makes it darker it just moistens the dust (it's a
dusty country!) and even washes it away leaving the design more


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