I notice it makes a BIG difference

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on July 6, 2002 at 01:39:57:

In reply to: Re: Is water really bad? posted by Natalie on July 6, 2002 at 01:32:42:

if I get the design wet after six hours, or twelve, or anything short
of 16-24. The henna just doesn'[t get as dark, and therefore doesn't
last as long. This was the case in Seattle but is even more the case
here in New York city where some days you can smell the chlorine in
the water. CCJ said rainwater doesn't affect her designs (I think I
remember) but that the different chemical nature of the water in the
next town over does.
Interesting to experiment with swimming etc. but I think safest to
tell clients not to get it wet.

: It's the chlorine in the swimming pools and some tap water and the
: salt in the ocean. The swimming pool always takes the henna off me.
: So does the tap water ( there is a lot of chlorine in tap water here.)
: Once I went swimming the the gulf, the freshly darkened henna design
: was gone in less than an hour. So it's not so much the water as
: what's in the water. It's always good to avoid water contact with
: your henna for several hours after you take the paste off if possible.
: Your very lucky your tap water is ok.
: : So, I've read and practiced 'avoid getting your henna wet'. Is it
: : about water or is it about the chlorine content of most tap water?
: I
: : know a swimming pool killed my last design, but showers do not a
: : thing. The ocean is also pretty gentle. Does water do something on
: a
: : chemical level? All I can think of is 'puffing' the cells so they
: : exfoliate easier. hmmmmm.....-maxx (who is not working this
: weekend,
: : hmmmph and hurrah)


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