That explains it!!

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Posted by Lisa K on October 15, 2002 at 16:21:37:

In reply to: The pressing oil effect on the fingertips posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 15, 2002 at 15:59:38:

There is a beautiful black woman who loves henna in my little
townhouse area. She is a single mom raising two teenage boys. She
has been working very hard to try to improve herself. Losing weight,
makeup changes, etc. She prefers very simple and delicate designs.
I have been surprised henna even took with all the stress. Point
is .... over the last four months her fingertips did the same thing.
They used to stain pretty well.

: ON SHaree's fingertips, you can see the henna came up pale. I've
: this on nearly every black woman who straightens her hair and uses
: pressing oil, or oil of some sort each day. The fingertips
just .....
: don't hit good color. Something's changed well into the epidermal
: layer by daily contact with oil. Her palm has good color ...
: fingertips just don't make it.
: Further discussion of henna on people of color linked belo:
: The short story is ... terp it and/or heat it. You'll need gonzo
: saturation to get the best effect.


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