Re: Henna application questions
Posted by Nick on July 29, 2002 at 17:04:21:
In reply to: Henna application questions posted by Kelly M. on July 29, 2002 at 16:45:18:: I'm right handed. In the few years I've been self-applying henna
: basically stuck to only applying henna to my left hand. My left
: is incredibly unsteady and designs on my right hand come out
: like I tried to apply them in the middle of an earthquake. Any tips?
I am very right handed as well, but i have managed to apply a few
successful designs with my left on my right. The best thing i find to
do is *stop thinking*. Forget that it's any different than any other
henna application, and disconnect your brain from your hands. Forget
that only one of your hands has the ability to henna well. This can
be done, and you will be able to henna succesfully with your left
hand eventually if you try it.
: I have the same basic problem with my feet. I generally stick to my
: right foot because it's close to my right hand. Applying henna to
: left foot is like trying to play 3-d twister. I've also basically
: stuck to "on top" designs with the foot, applying to the top of the
: foot or to the toes. I love the look of "sandal" designs where
: is a line-like design going from the big toe, around the back of
: heel and to the small toe. This is also like playing some form of 3-
: twister. Any suggestions?
Basically? Play twister. To do the inside of each foot, put it over
the other leg. To do the outside, learn to henna upside-down and sit
in a chair that you can put your foot up on beside you (like you are
hugging your knees, but only one). I actually find it easier to henna
my left foot this way, but i manage the right as well. The back of
the heel can be the hardest area, but you can try resting your lower
leg on a chair so that the heel points upwards and twisting around to
get at it.
: One last question and I promise I'll shut up :) Does anyone know of
: any brands of eye or lip liner pencils that will not act as a
: to paste?
Go cheap. Wet-n-wild has no problems with resisting henna, and you
can get a pencil for something like $.99 that will last you forever.
: Thanks in advance! :)
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