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Posted by Nick on September 24, 2002 at 20:11:06:

In reply to: Henna Mozzarella? I prefer Cheddar. posted by Lauren on September 24, 2002 at 00:21:26:

could you explain to me what it is you like about the not-stringy
paste? Myself, i can't even begin to do good quality henna work with a
paste that won't string. It's one of my top priorities in finding a
good henna. Is there some hidden advantage to using a paste that's not
I think it's going to be hard to preserve those reds without making
sure to use a spring harvest. But.... something that i have noticed
de-strings a paste is the addition of a fair amount of an "oily" oil.
Try adding a small spoonful of jojoba or olive oil... i've definately
noticed that this mkes it less stringy. The only thing you may have to
work around though is the tendency of such a paste to have a harder
time adhering to skin, because the oil wants to slip off. Compensate
by adding lots of sugar (i regulary use at least 1 1/2full teaspoons
of sugar in a small (2 tablespoons dry) batch of henna, and that is
with string.

: I like the reds of the first harvests, but I don't like the extreme
: gloppiness. I want henna that will stay attached for an inch or so
: and then let go. Is there a balance? Would a later harvest work
: better for me or will I lose the r


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