Re: color curosity

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Posted by Theadora on August 5, 2002 at 22:14:26:

In reply to: Re: color curosity posted by txilar on August 5, 2002 at 15:47:45:

Hi Txilar,

Thanks for the word "chuna".
I have looked for calcium carbonate but couldnt find it. Is it in
the food section of import stores?
What do you mix it with?
Do you apply it after the henna paste is removed?
Have been curious for awhile now about this as I have heard Indian
women talk about it but wasnt sure if it was safe or effective.

: 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
: palm which I rubbed half with the chuna mix and left the other
: 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
: see if it will darken the final stage of colour development.
: factor to consider is the addition of essential oil terpenes-
: them, the chuna factor could be completely different, i.e. darken
: more/less/not at all, et cetera.
: peace,
: txilar
: : 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


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