Posted by Kenzi on October 15, 2002 at 15:05:21:
: Nice work Kenzi
: The color is so deep red.
: Love the finger tips, it is so dark it blends into the black
: So whats in that recipe of yours?
: Was it old or new paste?
: What were your EOs?
i wanted to show this photo because I did things slightly
differently in that i didn't leave it on very long; I usually don't have
time to do henna except late at night so I always think that I need
to leave it on 6 hours or so, so I usually wrap it with toilet paper,
put a glove over it and sleep on it. The color I get is pretty good
but not like I used to get last summer.
Last summer I was doing a lot of guerilla henna in the street and
when it got slow my partner and i would henna each other or
ourselves. We would usually be out there about 4 hours with our
henna on and then before packing up we would scrape it off
since it would get ruined packing and going home.
This latest design followed that general idea...I did it at 3pm, had
to leave for work at 4, so I just made sure it was dry, then
wrapped it loosely with toilet paper, covered it with my glove and
went to work on the subway looking like Michael Jackson. I tried
to work with one gloved hand and finally got fed up with it, and
fed up with the Michael Jackson comments, so I took it and the
henna off at 6pm.
The recipe was just lemon juice, henna, sugar and terped with
cajeput. The paste was 2 days old which is usually its peak.
The weather was in the low 60s.
BTW, it always helps to do the fingertips solid to really see the
dark dark burgundies come out. I just love that look!
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