no such thing

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on May 28, 2002 at 15:39:33:

In reply to: Purchase of Black Henna Pens posted by Andy Wall on May 27, 2002 at 16:37:14:

Hi Andy,

First of all "henna pens" are a myth. They are (as I understand)
cosmetic pens colored like henna.
Secondly, there is no such thing as "black henna." Henna is a plant,
and stains the skin in shades of red, orange, brown, burgundy.
Anything calling itself "black henna" has an additive, and often a
highly toxic one called PPD, added. Please look at the warnings at
the top of this page before using this chemical on anyone, or handling
it yourself. It is very dangerous, with long-term health risks.
If you want body art in a form that isn't henna, try any of the safe
cosmetic products for skin. Temptu is nice, but you can also use
eyeliner. Please, though, don't call it henna if it isn't henna.
If you are interested in real, traditional henna, stick around to find
out about this fascinating art form!


: Hello.........
: Does any body know a reputable vendor for BLACK HENNA PENS? Ideally I
: would like to purchase on line as I live UK.
: I have checked the net, but to no avail!!
: regards
: Andy


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