What's the facial tissue trick? could you elaborate? (n/t)

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Henna Page Forum ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Kenzi on August 16, 2002 at 20:33:45:

In reply to: Your henna may have been dyed green. posted by Faery Ring on August 16, 2002 at 18:28:23:

: Did you notice an odd blue-green color? Many henna powders
have been
: 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.
Once I
: started putting the bag of paste inside an airtight jar my stains
: improved significantly. Oh by the way you should consider
trying the
: 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.


Follow Ups

Post Followup


Optional link URL:   
Link title:   
Optional image URL:   

[Home] [How] [Why] [What] [Where] [FAQ] [Forum] [Journal]

Served by ruboard 2.1.1; Copyright © 1998 by Andrew Maltsev.