So many possible factors

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Posted by maxx on September 2, 2002 at 17:20:25:

In reply to: Two Day Old Stain on Palm Still Burnt Orange..... posted by Jamie on September 2, 2002 at 16:55:52:

Hi Jamie!
I couldn't find a post by you describing what you mixed with the
henna, but I'd start there. You used something acidic, I'd venture.
Did you use terps? How long did you let the paste 'cook' for? What
was the temp at application? How long did you leave it on? Did you
add additional heat as the paste was on? Was you palm super clean at
application? Are you stressed? Was the water 12 hours later
chlorinated? Did you spin around three times with a lime in your
mouth while humming the secret sacred song of the Henna Goddess
(of course with tongue firmly in cheek)?
Any of these could affect the stain. Others will have even more
possibilities I'm sure. Something I've found that removes lemon sugar
well is essential oils. Especially the more thin and slippery. I just
got some patchouli (love it!) that works really well. I don't know of
course that alcohol could affect the stain, but theres' an option.
I also find that without exception extra heat kicks up my stains. I
either steam a few times while the paste is on, using a pot of
boiling h2o and keeping my hand there 5-10 mins, or I lemon sugar and
blow dry, lemon sugar blow dry, lemon sugar blow dry. Interestingly
I've learned not to lemon sugar and steam without the l/s being quite
dry because the steam soaks the paste and I've gotten drips of dye
runnig out of the paste. Subsequently the dye drips tinged my skin
orange and the place where it dripped from had fuzzy lines and
decreased color.
All that to say.....experiment. Have you used the paste on anyone
else and what were the results? Hoping you figger it out, keep
posting! Doesn't this 'place' rock?


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