Re: I tried this on my husbandwith weird results - any thoughts from science-type folks?


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 19, 2002 at 15:36:19:

In reply to: I tried this on my husbandwith weird results - any thoughts from science-type folks? posted by Lauren on August 19, 2002 at 15:26:37:

: he took his foot out, it looked pretty much the same. We dried the
: foot and watched it but it never darkened past the first-removal
: brilliant orange/red. That henna unmolested should have gone really
: dark. Any thoughts on what happened?

If he usually wears shoes and socks, his skin may not be dry and
keratinized, and the ammonia likely caused the skin to exfoliate down
to a lower level of henna penetration, rather than darken. The trick
works a wonder on my feet because I wear shoes only when I absolutely
must. I'm normally barefoot so I have crusty nuke-able foot pads.

 


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