Posted by Anne Beltestad on July 17, 2002 at 23:58:27:
sounds like you've gotten some good advice. I think gorey pictures
are a good idea (they speak loud and clear).
Kenzi and I just had a refreshingly NICE experience doing henna at a
There were a couple of Indian women there, who both let me henna them,
and one was telling me how PPD is "all the rage" in India, a friend of
hers had gotten very sick from it, and I should get angry when any
Indian PPD artist tries to tell me "black henna" is traditional. We
speculated on what it would be like to be a woman with sensitive skin
who is getting married and has PPD, and instead of the joy and
blessing of henna, gets a chemical burn from PPD. It was nice to hear
that they were informed (one said: "It's NOT part of our culture! If
it were safe and natural, people would have been using it for years!
It's just a stupid trend!) - echoing what Kree has always siad, that
the ways to get real henna dark are tried and true...
Anyway, I think you're right to try to do something, but also realize
these guys are probably reflecting a trend back home. People just
need to keep doing what we're doing, warning all customers at any
moment the conversation remotrly touches on henna at resorts, henna at
the beach...and hope that people will wise up and listen.
Good luck, let us know what happens.
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