Does your henna glop, clog, and jam when
to apply it through a fine tip?
Grit and plant
are getting stuck in the tip!
Sift your henna!
If you've got chunky henna that's always
jamming, you can sift it with old stockings and a plastic container
a tight lid:
This henna shaker works for small amounts. You can clean
of chunks in about 5 minutes with this contraption. It's
Get a plastic container with a lid that fits tight, and 2
Put one stocking into the other (so you're sifting through two layers
in case one rips). Stretch them over the container and push the
down in halfway to make a pouch for the henna.
Put henna in the stocking toe and put in some small coins. The
coins will help knock the henna through the stockings.
Put the lid back on and put some heavy rubber bands there to help hold
it tight. Hold the lid tight with your hands and shake the
out of the container so the henna shakes through the
Hold the lid tight all the time you're shaking it, because if it comes
loose, henna will go everywhere.
Finely sifted henna will collect in your container, and the chunky
stuff will stay in the stocking toes.
When you open the container (carefully), chunky henna will be
in the stockings and sifted henna will be in the container.
Save the henna in the stocking toes for doing your hair. Use
the sifted stuff for body art. Your clogging and jamming problems
should be over now!
Do you have a sewing machine? You can build
your own MegaSifter
for sifting more than 100g of henna: See: http://www.hennapage.com/henna/how/sifter/
You can shop for a henna that doesn't need to
Many people feel that if they pay for good henna they shouldn't have
to waste time sifting it and have to chuck out half the henna they paid
for. There are a FEW hennas that have a perfect sift! These
are available from Henna
Page Suppliers. If you want to look at particle size of
hennas and see if you'll need to sift them, go to Henna
at 60x and check out which hennas have chunks and which are
Through a microscope you can see what's smooth and what's got chunks.
Would you like a sample of perfectly
sifted henna to try out?
Page has (almost) free samples of things!
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