Re: my first henna experience

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Posted by Maureen on October 21, 2002 at 08:05:00:

In reply to: my first henna experience posted by Joan on October 21, 2002 at 00:08:34:

Hi Gloria,

The visual of you sitting with the bowl of paste on one side and the
bottle on the other is really quite funny...:-) Isn't it just
amazing the little things that can trip us up.

The ziplock bag or any smaller plactic bag will work wonderful for
you as a way to funnel the paste into the applicator bottle. Just
put the paste in to the plastic bag as you did. Seal the top as you
obviously did as well. Then push the paste away from one of the
bottom corners. Snip the corner with your scissors being sure to keep
the hole produced smaller than the opening in the top of the
applicator bottle. With cap and plastic tip removed, put the cut
opening into the plastic applicator bottle top and begin to squeeze
the paste into the bottle. You will need to stop occasionally to
bang the paste down into the bottom of the bottle. You will also want
to avoid filling the bottle all the way up to the exact top of the
opening. Doing the latter creates a bit of a mess when you put the
plastic applicator bottle tip back into the bottle. But that should
handle that getting it from the bowl into the bottle thing for you.
If I am going to use the paste right away, I tape the end of the
plastic bag and leave the paste...if it is just a little the
bag to be at hand to fill my bottle again when the paste has gotten
around 1/4 to 1/2 empty. Makes squeezing the bottle much easier on
the hands. If I have a lot of paste left in the plastic bag, I fill
another bottle or two depending on what is left and the bottle size.
Because you can always use one of the bottles to keep the bottle you
are using filled. If you are not going to use the paste right away,
just refrigerate it or freeze it until you are ready.

Thank you for the kind words about my powder(s). That is what makes
the hunt and effort worthwhile...having your experience with them be
what you want and need it to be.

The bowl and bottle thing tickled me. But eveyone with new tools and
supplies reaches a..."Now what the heck am I suppose to do with
this?" moment. I love your ingenuity to make your own carrot
bag/cone like tool. Keeps proving that necessity is indeed the
mother of invention.

Take care and keep sharing your henna journey with us.



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