Re: Texture counts...

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Posted by jessica on August 28, 2002 at 23:13:22:

In reply to: Re: Texture counts... posted by Maureen on August 28, 2002 at 22:27:09:

I agree with you Maureen as far as prepacked henna being sold at
Middle Eastern grocers but - I don't think that it is an indicator of
peoples preference or lack of need/interest/importance or insistence
on super finely seived henna.
In my experience, I believe a lot of that henna in those little boxes
at the grocery store is being used for hair treatments.
Of course some of it is definatley being used for mehndi by Indian
women. Now for my controversial statement... I think this lumpier
henna is purchased becuase its A. available. B. inexpensive. and C.
the henna I've seen done by people in person is of very poor quality.
Rudimentary designs, thick, and chunky. (everyone on this forum and
those others whose websites we've seen blow the typical Indian woman
henna out of the water)
This is the truth as I see it.
The folks buying henna off shelves are using it for traditional
purposes, weddings, etc. where out in CA at least the focus does not
seem to be so much on the quality or 'beauty' of the design but in
just actually having henna on the skin.
As far as a person of a bit more serious nature purchasing henna
where you want super fine lines and deep color I am definately
looking for something I don't have to sift. I'm busy with a zillion
other things and have no desire to be picking fibers out of my henna.
I think that for some people sifting is an absolute MUST.
For others they just want a little dye on the hand....

I like my henna lik talcom powder, it bugs me when it's not and I
dare say getting a great deal on a kilo of henna that I have to sift
for hours is no deal. Darn it, why can't it all come the way we want
But my
: exploration of my little Indian store and testing some of those
ers 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
: powder I bought to check out, I would call unsifted. But he
: obviously has a market for it. Some people insist on the Rolls
: and other people want a scooter to save money. :
: Maureen


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