Re: Texture counts...

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Posted by Maureen on August 28, 2002 at 22:27:09:

In reply to: Re: Texture counts... posted by Kenzi on August 28, 2002 at 20:48:42:

: If a supplier is selling henna that is unsifted they really should
: tell people.

I wholeheartedly agree with you here!!!

I would be pretty upset if I got henna powder that
: needed sifting; I should think that if you are selling henna for
: art it should be sifted.

I think that for some people sifting is an absolute MUST. But my
exploration of my little Indian store and testing some of those henna
powders that fly off his shelf, tells me that there must be a market
out there for henna powder that is not sifted...because some of henna
powder I bought to check out, I would call unsifted. But he
obviously has a market for it. Some people insist on the Rolls Royce
and other people want a scooter to save money. I think that some
people would be willing to sift their own henna powder if the price
was cheap enough. I don't know any of them...but I think they

I think that if I could get a really really really really really
CHEAP henna powder that stained exceptionally well and was sooooooo
cheap that I could pass the savings on to customers who didn't mind
sifting, I might consider getting that henna powder. But I would
advertise it as "unsifted and cheap." And if someone wanted to spend
their time and save their money, that would be a perfect henna powder
for them.

But that is purely academic. Because I don't see how cheap is
possible when the cost of shipping to get it from "there" to "here"
alone requires it not to be cheap.

And I am with you. I don't want to have to sift my henna powder. I
have at times paid extra for a henna powder I supply rather than have
to sift it. When it comes to me, I want it ready to go. When it
gets to my customer I want it ready to go.

But I also believe that there are people who would find the trade off
in quality of texture for reduction in price...even in body art henna
powder to be an acceptible alternative. I can't believe that would
be the same for staining quality though. Fifty cents a kilo for
henna powder that doesn't stain is a wasted fifty cents....except as
a paper weight.



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