What's the facial tissue trick? could you elaborate? (n/t)
Posted by Kenzi on August 16, 2002 at 20:33:45:
: dyed green to make it appear fresher. I find that it obscures the
: color change of the henna paste. I have found that un-dyed
: paste will turn a little darker and browner as it sits and brew.
: Also donít thin out the paste until the last minute and after you
: the essential oils. Maybe itís just me but the henna paste
: gets thinner as I let it sit. I used to mix it just to the
: consistency that I would like but it would become too runny after
: let it sit and brew.
: As for it not drying for 3 hours it may have been the sugar. One
: factor I used to overlook is not keeping the paste away from
: as it releases the dye. I used to just let my plastic bag full of
: henna just sit in a plastic tub on top of a white paper towel or
: facial tissue. Oxygen can permeate the plastic bag and spoil
: henna paste even before it has completed the dye release.
: started putting the bag of paste inside an airtight jar my stains
: improved significantly. Oh by the way you should consider
: facial tissue trick. It will tell you if there is any dye release at
: all before you spend a lot of time putting on a great design and
: out that the paste is useless.
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