Mylar henna cones

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on June 12, 2002 at 18:30:11:

In reply to: Bollywood henna reference posted by Paul Cerra on June 12, 2002 at 16:08:53:

In Jackson Heights/Little India here I picked up some mylar cones
filled with henna last week. They were cheap and although Kenzi kept
telling me one could buy premixed henna in this particular shop, this
was the first I'd seen there. It turned out to be from Delhi, smells
like just plain lemon and henna, and stains pretty pathetically.
The cone, however, is neat.
Once I figured out how to cut the tip off, I found it very easy to
control, comfy in the hand, and, for me, much nicer than carrot bags -
the texture is harder so it doesn't flop around.
I remember trying to roll cones "waaaay back in the day," getting
frustrated, and giving up, especially with Kree Kones as an
alternative. But, although these mylar cones don't offer different
size/shape tips, tend to clog thru drying out, and the tip seems
easily damaged, the feel of it is much nicer than a j-bottle.
Now I'm thinking of emptying them out and refilling with some good
fresh henna, so I'll keep you all posted...


: Hi all,
: anyone out there watch Bollywood films? Well, if you watch Mujhe
: Kehna Hai, you'll see Kareena Kapoor (who plays an Indo-American
: travelling in India) being "introduced" to the festival of Teej (an
: event in mid-summer that ostensibly celebrates the arrival of the
: monsoon rains). She is told that, for the festival, women "wear
: bangles" and "put henna on their hands." The movie doesn't explore
: this in detail... it's just a dash of culture into what is a fairly
: typical Bollywood love story. But there is a lingering shot of
: several hennaed hands. When the camera pans, you can see the cone
: being used to apply the henna. And whaddya know... it looked like
: mylar with holographic patterns to me. ;)
: -P


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