Re: henna on other body parts

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on September 2, 2002 at 20:31:25:

In reply to: henna on other body parts posted by tahlia on September 2, 2002 at 05:42:41:


I never get good color on my torso, terps, heat, time, etc
notwithstanding. Unfortunately I seem to have inherited my dad's oily
skin. Chemistry (your acidity, as well as oily vs dry) makes a big
difference, hence different stains on different people.
Regardless of your skin, henna just won't show up as dark on the torso
as it does on the hands and feet. that's why (from my understanding)
in cultures that do henna and tattoos also, they henna the hands and
feet and tattoo the face, chest, etc. It's just the nature of the medium.
Since I don't stain as well as others seem to, I focus on getting the
best stains ever on my hands and feet - leaving it on as long as
possible makes a BIG difference, on me. That way I can get those
black cherry, blackberry, gorgeous deep red colors on my hands and feet.
My advice, play around, try wrapping and such, and you may be one of
those lucky souls who get darker than normal stains on the arm or leg,
but the torso just won't be the same as the hands and feet. it's just
the nature of henna.
good luck,


: : I have tried henna-ing my lower back and i'm getting very light
: : color. I spot tested on my palm to make sure the color wasn't
: stale
: : and it came out nice and dark on my palm. Is there a reason that
: it
: : doesn't leave as dark of a color on other parts and is there any
: way
: : I can get good, dark color on my back?


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