Re: Have a ??'s

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 5, 2002 at 17:12:32:

In reply to: Have a ??'s posted by Tyler on September 5, 2002 at 16:51:42:

A dye molecule has to be very small to breach a skin cell and dye it.
Most dye molecules are too large to do a good job. There are coal
tar dyes, notably the PPD dyes, that are small enough to breach skin
cells, but they're damn dangerous! You have to think twice about
anything that stains your skin because if it breaches your skin cells,
it may also cruise on into your bloodstream. Once there, will it do
damage? If it's a PPD it certainly can! If the molecule is large,
it may be far safer, but it won't penetrate and dye very well.

Henna has an unusual molecule that will stain skin beautifully, but
has a very low incidence of sensitization (medspeak for "it's very safe")
To get better henna colors on your skin, safely, naturally .... look
throught the site linked below. Henna has ONE natural color range. If
you really want blues, greens, black SAFELY ... try .
They're not skin stains, but they look great and they're safe. A for
instance and how to for Temptu is at


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