Will straining it through a stocking (a la kenzi) help alot? n/t

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Posted by khoa on August 24, 2002 at 16:59:36:

In reply to: What's Henna 60x look like? posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 24, 2002 at 14:42:10:

: Here's a snapshot of 60x henna mixed with lemon juice. This isn't a
: professional quality microscope, but it will give you some idea of
: what I'm looking at. This is henna powder mixed with lemon juice and
: left for 20 minutes. This is a from an overseas supplier who
: they have only 100% pure natural henna powder, the very finest, and
: every so often they pop up on the forum plugging their product.
: The stuff that looks like algae is finely sifted henna powder,
: the stuff you hope to see. It's sorta light green slush, not
: That's the good stuff.
: I've marked DYE on a big green speck of dye. There are some smaller
: dye specs in this pic. In a 1/2" field of this henna, I count an
: average of 30 specs of dye. This isn't half an inch ... this field
: much smaller, but you can still see several dye specs and other
: The dark irregular shaped things are Grit. With the illumination
: under the slide, grit shows up as an irregular dark object. If you
: the back of a spoon over this henna/lemon against a ceramic plate,
: you'll hear a gritting sound.
: Plant scrap is less opaque, and greenish. It's little bits of henna
: leaf that's not perfectly sifted. It will clog a superfine metal
: but is other wise no big deal. Here and there you'll see bits of
: vein, things like that. If you don't want to sift, plant scrap may
: a concern, especially if its chunky. If you've got a Fred-O-Matic
: sift it and you're fine. It's very unusual to find a henna with no
: plant scrap.
: Plant Debris can be a bother. It's twig, bark, sometims it doesn't
: appear to be henna plant at all. It clogs tips. If you knock your
: henna through a Fred-O-Matic, this is what you'll find in the
: Plant debris wastes your money. Grit certainly wastes your money.
: Dye , to me, is just stupid.
: I've got 6 hennnaes left to test.... this is FUN!


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