Re: Are there 2 different kinds of Mumtaz?

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 24, 2002 at 17:12:15:

In reply to: Are there 2 different kinds of Mumtaz? posted by Dawn R on August 24, 2002 at 16:49:13:

: I got Mumtaz Al-Roosa, but I also keep seeing a brand that is just
: Mumtaz. What I bought is probably dyed but it gives great stains.
: Is dye harmful or just undesirable?

I don't thnk dye makes any difference in the skin staining power of
henna. I think it's just cosmetic so the wholesaler can convince
people it's somehow better. I simply find it annoying that a package
that says 100% pure henna has dye in it. I don't want to pay for dye.
If I pay for henna, I want henna. Also, if the FDA catches wind that
henna powder has an unspecified dye in it ... that's one more excuse
for them to impound henna shipments.

I can't test for staining power this round, because many of these
hennaes are from Indian grocery stores and god know how long they've
been on shelves. What starts out as a great henna could be useless
after a year on a shelf. I can't construct a valid test of what I've
got here.


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