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Posted by Kim on June 7, 2002 at 14:15:57:

In reply to: Re: I want to confirm oxygen is bad for henna. posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on June 7, 2002 at 13:35:15:

: pre-mix, may just as well continue to do what we've been doing ...
: messing about in our own kitchens with a folk art, for religious
: holidays, family celebrations and education.
: Ever so often I get the cosmic nudge that the henna goddess isn't
: awfully patient with people who just want to get rich off of her,
: don't have any respect for the vast and lovely history, traditions
: human experience she has to offer. Noticed many "trendi-mehndi"
: businesses crashing?

I AM NOT ALONE!! YAY! I thought I was being sorta territorial and
maybe a bit of a crab, but I love doing one on one hennas, explaining
some history and sharing what I know with the customer! I had a girl
call me wanting henna powder...she didn't know or care where it came
from, or any history...and when I told her about mixes and recipies,
she was just bored.

Then she says "I did it once with a tube, now I want to do it in the
salon I work at". Then she wanted black henna, and when I told her
about how some people may have serious reactions, and it was a big no-
no and why, her only reaction was "..oh...yeah, well then I guess
I'll just go with the other stuff" She only wanted to make cash and
I was actually really annoyed...then just avoided contact with her
again at all. She had NO respect at all for the process and NO
excitement about it at all. I found this very frustrating!

Do most of us feel like this?? Are there alot of people out there
like her? One job feeds my mortgage, and the other feeds my soul....


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