Re: That explains it!!

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Posted by Maureen on October 15, 2002 at 17:11:07:

In reply to: That explains it!! posted by Lisa K on October 15, 2002 at 16:21:37:

Hi Lisa,

Some of the other things that can effect the stain of people of color
related to difference in products used:

1. If the person chemically perms their own hair with the lye based
perms. If they have done this long term or if they have just
recently permed their own hair, the stains on the finger tips often
does not take or develop as well.

2. If the person uses a very oily based makeup or an oily based
moisurizer or other products on their skin, they will need to wash
their hands really well prior to getting the henna designs and try to
avoid using those products for about 24 hours after paste removal.

3. If the person uses a product to grease their scalp or on their
hair to add sheen...and tends to play with their hair...this person
may get a good stain on the fingertips that will begin to appear more
faint and experience faster demise.

Number 3 and the makeup piece are things that it can be helpful to
add to aftercare information. The person may not choose to avoid the
products, but at least will know what is happening to the stain.

The picture on my website for Usha is a stain on an African American
woman who does not "perm" her hair. The self administered lye based
perm thing seems to be a critical factor...and one that aftercare and
preping the skin in advance can't necessarily overcome.



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