How long for Kimia to darken?

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Posted by Monica Tittle on June 14, 2002 at 01:53:53:

The Kimia I mixed up Monday (powder, lemon juice, sugar)was finally
ready to use yesterday so I did a whole hand design so I could see how
it reacts to both sides of my hand. I steamed and L/S'ed then wrapped
for the overnight wait. I steamed again before removing the paste

I was up two hours early this morning because I was so excited to see
how the Kimia did. I was kind of disappointed.

The color on the palm was pretty good but nothing spectacular, pretty
much the same that I get with the rest of the hennas I've tried. The
back of my hand was just bearly visible.

They have darkened a bit through the day, the palm is that dark orange
that you get when you first take the paste off a really good stain.
The back got a little bit darker, but looks like a stain that's more
on it's way out than on it's way up. This is very annoying because
it's one of the best patterns I've ever done. :(

So my question is this, is Kimia as slow to darken as it is to release
it's dye?


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