Re: color curosity

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Posted by txilar on August 5, 2002 at 15:47:45:

In reply to: color curosity posted by rizwan on August 4, 2002 at 14:32:52:

I haven't used that trick, but I have used calcium carbonate- also
known as chuna in Indian/Pakistani cooking. The thing is, it can
hinder further darkening of the henna. I have one design I did on my
palm which I rubbed half with the chuna mix and left the other half
plain. The chuna side got really dark really quick. The non-chuna
side darkened all on its own and at about 48 hours was much darker
than the chuna side. I've yet to test applying chuna at 48 hours to
see if it will darken the final stage of colour development. Another
factor to consider is the addition of essential oil terpenes- without
them, the chuna factor could be completely different, i.e. darken
more/less/not at all, et cetera.

: Hi!
: has anyone tried this to get dark color?
: have you used "vicks balm" after henna application
: to get dark color, a henna expert here told me that
: it contains same coloring ingredient as clove oil!
: important : just vicks balm, no other vaseline or stuff like that,


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