Re: Lovely green color? DYE!!!!!

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 24, 2002 at 18:16:40:

In reply to: Re: Lovely green color? DYE!!!!! posted by Angie on August 24, 2002 at 17:59:06:

: :Well that sucks!! I'm not so upset about the price, it's
: just...the time I spent. I'm not happy I spent good money for crap,
: but the time is what really pisses me off. Still, it's good to
: know, you know? I feel better knowing it's not the method.

This is why I wanted to do these tests. Henna is a wonderful thing,
and I personally want everyone to love it as much as I do and have as
much success with it as I do. If exporters load up their "100% pure
absolutely the finest" henna with crap so that people are discouraged
the first time they try ... that's just stupid economics. Perhaps
someone gets a better profit margin from poorly sifted, dyed,
grit-laden henna, but if they lose the customer .... what have they
gained? If people have good henna, and have success, they'll buy
henna for years and spread it to all their friends.

Granted, less than pristine hennaes can give great results ...
especially if they're fresh, and you knock them through a Fred. These
tests might let exporters know that we're not quite as stupid and
gullible as hoped for.

If I pass a message to an exporter saying "There's dye in this henna",
and the exporter responds "She shoudn't worry, we NEVER put dye in our
henna", I'm affronted. I have empirical evidence of dye right in
front of me, and worry has nothing to do with it.


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