Re: Serious henna woes...still...

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Posted by Lorry on July 15, 2002 at 09:52:27:

In reply to: Serious henna woes...still... posted by Anne Beltestad on July 14, 2002 at 16:25:49:

: For some time I have been whining here that I just don't get the
: results I used to, but it's still happening.
: Last weekend (Sun night) I hennaed my palm, steamed it many times,
: wrapped it, and left it on overnight - at least 12 hours. I waited
: good 16-20 hours before getting it wet, and the color was like
: butter. Interestingly, Sunday afternoon I hennaed Constance,
: henna assistant, and she got unusually dark results on her hand -
: batch of henna. The parts I did not go over are barely visible.
: Yesterday at a very worthless flea market, Kenzi and I played with
: 10-minute tests. Her test on me came out this same
: orangy-peanut-butter color. My test on her was barely visible.
: I went over the design on my hand, and today those parts are the
: exact color as the ten-minute test!
: My foot, with Kenzi's batch, is also forgettably stained - sort of a
: pale brick, but I took a shower when I got home last night - i had
: We are both using Maison Kenzi henna, she used Lavendar, Ravensara,
: and Tea Tree and I used Cajeput and Cardamom, and I put in more
: than I normally do, about 1 tsp and 3/4 tsp, respectively.
: What on earth can be happening? I know I am in the midst of
: weirdness but this is still freaky. Also I am worrying about henna
: lot after all teh PPD that's everywhere, people being skeptical that
: henna actually works, and some really bad public events, where we
: zero business (Kenzi assures me henna is getting more well-known
: Can it be that I just don't stain well? I have never had a good
: on my upper arm, chest, or belly, but even way back when I was a
: fanatical bike racer I got OK stains on my palm,
: *IF* I left it on overnight and didn't get it wet for at least 24
: hours. Now, even doing that doesn't get the kind of stain I want,
: terps don't seem to make that much of a difference. The one I did
: last Sunday night I went to martial arts on Monday and sweated
: before washing it off. I am reasonably fit and have excellent
: circulation and warm skin. I have even been drinking more coffee,
: that helps.
: Should I spend the money to get other (pricier) henna? Stop using
: terps? try on other people besides myself?
: I don't want to have to give up. I enjoy henna, even when there is
: money in it. I want to focus on benefits because at least I will
: a better time helping a good cause than just sitting somewhere
: for clients who don't come, but I feel I can't guarantee my product,
: even though the same henna can stain well, just not on me.
: help?!?
Hi Anne,
Wow Girl, you are "Hangin' in there!!keep it up. LOTS OF HENNA HUGS


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