Re: I need Help...


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Posted by Lauren on August 21, 2002 at 11:00:29:

In reply to: I need Help... posted by Angelina Jayne on August 21, 2002 at 03:32:51:

I really like rolled cones. I've used jacquard bottles and found
that they hurt too much to use. Some people are fine with them but
I'm convinced they will cause eventual damage. I've tried carrot
bags and loved the results but the learning curve takes a long time.
I've tried metal tips in the carrot bags and I got great results, but
only if my henna was really finely powdered. I still use metal tips
for fill-in work. I haven't used a syringe but I don't think I'd
like being that far away from my work.
Rolled cones give you the preciseness of a j-bottle with the hand
ease of a carrot bag and no learning curve to speak of. You can get
fairly good instructions from the latest issue of the Journal,
available from the main Forum page. I use the triangle method, and
every time I do one I thank Heather from Hawaii who opened my eyes to
so many things at Sirius NYC. It does take a couple tries to get the
trick of it right. I use quite a bit of tape on the end so it won't
leak on me.
I hope you get good results with your powder. Store-bought powder is
a chancy thing. I spent several years and a heap of cash thinking
henna just didn't work for me before I had henna from Zimra prove me
wrong. Buying from an artist means you get some of the stock that
they use, and that's a good indicator of quality in most cases. It's
more expensive at the outset, but if you take into consideration that
you may buy several boxes off the shelf before you get one that
works, the artist's henna is way less pricey in terms of money and
time.
Lauren
Lauren

 


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