I think it just takes a little finesse to get the syringe thing working.

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Posted by Faery Ring on June 8, 2002 at 21:18:15:

In reply to: Re: Air pockets in the syringe? posted by Maureen on June 8, 2002 at 20:42:46:

Yes, I do push the paste into the barrel end. Be sure to oil up the
plunger and push it in an out to distribute the oil in the syringe
just before you fill it. It really helps to make the syringe glide a
lot easier. Since I mix up henna paste in a plastic bag what I do is
put the open barrel end of the syringe into the bag. Then I close
the bag around the barrel end of the syringe and with the other hand
I squeeze the henna paste into the barrel. Then with the henna paste
slightly overflowing from the barrel I push the plunger in. Some
henna paste will squeeze out of the open barrel end but it eliminates
all air bubbles from the plunger end. Then just push the plunger
keeping the tip up and push the air out of the tip. I donít think
that the air pocket should prevent you from pushing the plunger all
the way to the end and getting all the henna out. Maybe you have
some clogging. I have found it impossible to squeeze a syringe hard
enough to get out a clog. The best thing to do is unscrew the needle
tip and wash it out. There is always something of a delayed reaction
when using a syringe but oiling it first helps.


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