I donít doubt the quality of Kimia henna butÖ.

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Posted by Faery Ring on September 1, 2002 at 20:36:15:

In reply to: Kimia from Maureen @ EverydayMehndi posted by maxx on September 1, 2002 at 00:45:35:

I think the biggest factor in my not buying Kimia would be the
price. I have never doubted the quality of the stain and if there
was any issue it was simply that the earlier batches of Kimia
required lots of sifting. And I donít think that anyone who stated
that was a mudslinger they were just reporting their own
experiences. I have no doubts that Maureen did everything she could
to try to get a much better product but she took an extremely
defensive posture about this which I thought was rather peculiar and

Letís face it the average person looking for a henna design would not
even know that henna is not supposed to be black much less know that
there are different varieties and brands out there with different
shades of red-brown. So most professional henna artists are probably
more concerned about getting a dark stain as quickly as possible
without having to deal with clogs. This means they are probably
going to look for great staining henna that is finely sifted for

The next time I need to buy a few kilos of henna I will probably not
buy Kimia at around $60 per kilo. It is just a little too costly
especially when Jamilla is available at Castle Arts for less. And if
I wanted to buy pretty good but not great henna then I can go down to
the Indian spice shops that are scattered throughout Southern
California and buy Reshma henna (in the yellow box) for $3.00/200
grams. I would consider buying Kimia when it becomes competitively


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