Cones are more comfortable for henna work than jaquard bottles.
Cones strain the fingers and wrists less than jaquard bottles, and
are easier to fill.
If you don’t like to roll your own cones, the 2 and 3 mil
plastic triangular bags manufactured for the confectionary industry
will do the job.
One of the manufacturer’s names for these plastic bags is
“carrot bags”. Carrot bags work well for some people.
They are inexpensive, and you only need to snip the tip off to be
ready to work. The disadvantage to carrot bags is that the “touch”
is very delicate. Some people have difficulty with the “ribbon”
of henna that comes from a carrot bag, as it is a flattened rather
than round extrusion. You may find that flattened ribbon is advantageous
as an expressive tool, rather like a brush or calligraphy pen. I
do my best work with “carrot bags”, as I find they produce
very fine lines, as well as being versatile.
Instructions for using carrot bags can be found at http://reverndbunny.sphosting.com/carrotbag.htm