LOL!!! I remember the first time I saw that too!!!
Posted by Maureen on September 5, 2002 at 00:07:13:
I've seen and experienced that and consider it a very good sign.
Requires a few minutes extra to keep stirring it in order to stop it
from jiggling and become more smooth paste consistency. But I am
with Nick on this...once smoothed out with a bit more stirring, the
paste is stringy and wonderful to work with. I've a couple of henna
powders now that do that. I hope the next crop is the same.
Of course, the pale stain is not great unless you find out that it is
just a paste that creates a stain that develops slowly over the next
few days. I have used a number of Indian henna powders that do
that...had a stain that I could barely see at paste removal and then
developed over the next day or so into beautiful color.
The other thing you may want to look at is whether or not you used
your paste before the dye fully released. If that is the case, you
should be able to tell by trying some the paste again now and over
the next few days to see if the stain improves. Or, you may want to
make sure your dye didn't overshoot and you used it past prime dye
release. If you think your powder was fresh, these are the things I
would look at to see if you can tweak your process to get better
results from the henna powder.
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