Re: Chuna? for those who know

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Posted by txilar on August 27, 2002 at 19:34:28:

In reply to: Chuna? for those who know posted by Nick on August 26, 2002 at 23:31:45:

Was it already wet? Mine usually comes mixed with a bit of water to
form an almost-paste. I just smear it on and it should have an
immediate effect of darkening. However, it will hinder henna's
natural darkening process, so bear that in mind. If, on the other
hand it was a plain powder, just add enough water to get it to an
almost-paste state and smear it on. Be careful about getting it on
sinks and stuff, it can be hard to get rid of a fine dusting that is

: I bought some chuna at an Indian grocery store this weekend, but
: still not quite sure how to use it. I tried rubbing it into the
: and found little change... anybody who's had success, what did you
: do? i'm thinking of adding some of the ammonia crystals Kree sent
: to the chuna and using it as a slather on top of the henna.
: ~Nick


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