Re: Another PPD??, Need help/advice plz
Posted by Theadora on September 30, 2002 at 03:03:46:
I can tell you what I did.
I printed every thing that Catherine had posted on this forum with
color pics of the results.
I called the organizers and made an appointment and took in my file.
I wrote a simple stort letter stateing who I was an outlineing my
concerns and some facts regarding the dangers of black additives and
the differance with safe natural red henna and copied it for all who
came to listen.
I did a presentation showing them a box of black henna powder and a
tube of past. and showing them the real henna that I used.
I requested and obtained these things:
1) Every henna artist must use only natural fresh made henna paste
2) Every henna artist must have full discloser of ingredients
clearly posted on there booth.
3) NO black henna would be allowed.
I not only got them shut down for that year but when they did come
occasionally back they had switched to natural henna.
They glared at me whenever they got the chance, which I was
completely comfortable with knowing that they would never again be
applying that sh-- to people at least at this venue. And the word
began to spread rapidly thanks much to Catherine Cartwright Jones
diligent spread of information. Your not alone its getting to be
common knowledge and they will most likely appreciate you doing them
the service of provideing them with valuable information.
I know the indignant rage you feel. The best thing to do is make a
plan and make appointments, make copies and appeal to those who need
to hear in a calm logical professional manner.
Be sure you say that black henna is not an rare allergic reaction
and that it is infact illegal for use on skin.
Let them know that henna artist all over the nation and world have
been fighting successfully and that the "artist" who are using black
henna often come and leave quickly as they are only after the quick
dollar and wont be around long enough for any legal actions and that
they in fact may become liable in a law suite.
Welcome to the ranks of the Henna warriors!
Write again to keep us posted. The people here never tire of helping
with this subject!
: Small rant first, want meat of it, scroll down for ?s. Thanks in
: advance, as I know this subject has been covered and covered. I
: just SOOO disappointed. Today was the last day of our annual fair,
: first time to attend this year. This is the first year henna has
: been to our fair and it has to be the worst kind!!! So
: unfortunatley, the damage is done. I was SO looking forward to
: right hand thing, and meeting new henna people. I approached with
: VERY non-threatening, "dumb" (anxious) attitude. They said, "No
: color, no dye." But they refused to answer any other specific
: questions. No business name, point of contact, NOTHING!!
: after watching their work, which was great, it was obvious it
: pure henna. I asked about PPD. Attitudes changed and I have
: seen someone close their lips so fast and hard. Before they
: a neighboring vendor proudly showed me his design, which was over
: weeks old, and in no way shape or form resembled typical demise. I
: asked a few ?s. He did mention there had been some questions
: about the chemicals in their henna. RED FLAG!! I have never seen
: black henna, but I would bet my salary that this is it. They knew
: what they were doing was wrong!! I got the name of
: from the fair info people and plan on contacting the Board to
: this from happening next year. (They said they would be back next
: year.) Here's part of the deal, we have another large fair in a
: neighboring city in a few weeks, which I know they are planning
: Questions: What is the best avenue to take? What can I do?
: As business owners, I would think they have to have a tax ID #?
: way to track this? Is that public info?
: Can you test for PPD in residual henna? A girl happened to sit
: to me and proceed to "peel" her henna off. I collected it,
: there might be a way to test for it.
: I also took pics.
: Again, thanks for any advice, help and for listening!!!
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