Too light henna!
Posted by Ashley on July 14, 2002 at 16:33:57:Hi Everyone!
I have a question about how to make my henna designs appear darker.
I had purchased henna powder from an Indian grocery store in my town
(how convenient! and cheap too!) I followed the directions (add
water and lime juice and let the mixture age at least 1 hour). I
even sifted the henna before hand and let it age several hours before
i applied it. I made sure my hand was clean (no lotions, exfoliated,
etc.), applied citrus oil and sugar solution to the dried henna, kept
it moist and warm for 12 hours (that's as long as i could stand it!)
It showed up a very dark, beautiful orange/brown/maroon color on my
fingers and part of my hand, but most of the design on my hand and my
entire wrist showed up MUCH lighter! Do you have any suggestions?
Did I do anything wrong?
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