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Posted by Lynn on July 31, 2002 at 18:19:05:

Hiya all,

Sorry I haven't posted for an age - I have been sooooo busy. When
the henna season is in full swing and the kids are off, and you have
just started a new job there isn't much time. Did anyone read the
article in the Telegraph last Friday? (I wondered if you might have
Mark?) It was titled Henna Tattoos and said that a leading professor
had published a paper which warned against henna tattoos, that they
contain PPD (sounds great so far), and that this caused reactions in
80% of the population and advised that parents do not let their
children and teenagers have them done. Unfortunately the article did
not mention that this was black henna, and that pure henna was ok.
Wonderful for trade eh? Fortunately not many of my customers read
the Telegraph! I wrote them a letter, explaining that their article
was very harmful to all of us legit. artists, but I have yet to
receive a reply! Just wondered if anyone else had read it.
Something else interesting that I came across the other week when I
was out. A teenager wanted a small flower at the base of her spine.
When I did it I noticed that she had course black hair growing there
which appeared to be in a uniform design (I didn't mention it as I
didn't want to embarass the girl). She came back a few minutes later
because she smudged it and her Dad said (you know what I am going to
say) that she had a henna before and then hair started to grow, I
asked if it was black, they said it was - I explained all about black
henna but admitted I had never come across this happening before -
I've seen people with scars and burns etc, but not hair! Has anyone
else ever heard of this? I'd love to know what had been in the
henna - I could have become a millionaire with a cure for baldness!!!
I hope you are all having a good season - I'm quite knackered now.
One last thing - I did Mehndi at a Curry Competition last week (and
got asked to do a wedding so I was really pleased) and one of the
judges asked if I would Mehndi at the British Final - in Hull! I
declined - it's is at the start of September - anyone local who might
be interested? I can try and put you in touch.




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