Did you put the bag of henna on top of a white facial tissue?

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Posted by Faery Ring on August 23, 2002 at 18:24:45:

In reply to: timing posted by Angie on August 23, 2002 at 13:36:35:

Try the facial tissue trick. That should tell you if there was any
henna dye release at all. First of all you might want to simplify
your recipe and just use lemon juice so you can save time. Try
putting the henna powder in a thin plastic Ziploc bag, add the lemon
juice, close the bag and knead the bag to mix everything together.
It will also save some time as you wonít have to wash the mixing bowl
and spoon and the powder wonít fly everywhere. Push all the paste
into one corner and squeeze all the air out of the bag. Then place
it on top of a sheet of white facial tissue (or paper towel) inside
an airtight container. Blow the air out of the airtight container.
Lift up the bag of henna about every 6 hours and check the tissue.
If after 24 hours you donít see any orange color on the facial
tissue, then it good indication that the henna powder is worthless.
Many people here test the henna paste by putting a dot of henna on
their palm and letting it sit for 30 seconds. Remove the test dot of
henna and check the color. There should be at least a light orange
stain. It is very likely that your henna powder is dead but you
could save it and use it as practice henna.


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