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Topic: Two new hennas + my current recipe [with pictures]  (Read 1989 times)
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« on: April 30, 2009 05:25:29 PM »

These two are my most recent henna attempts using the same paste recipe, in chronological order:

(sorry for the blurriness)

I put several tablespoons of henna powder in a bowl, and added lemon juice until it was all consistently moistened, then added a little less than a teaspoon of brown sugar (what I happened to have in my dorm at the time). I then added lemon juice until it was at a honey-like consistency. Then I put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds, let it sit overnight, put it in cones, and then applied it. The second was done with a more thinly-rolled cone, which made it easier to make the thinner lines.

edited to add: I also did an Ohm symbol on my beau's hand, but he's to busy playing the piano right now to let me get a picture!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 05:36:07 PM »

Very nice! I usually buy those premade tubes. Where do you get your supplies, do you have to have them mailed to you? Is it costly?

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 05:45:55 PM »

good job! I always use the pre made stuff cuz I can never get it to work, but that looks great!

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 07:03:55 PM »

Lovely! I'm always so fascinated by this stuff!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 07:36:38 AM »

Very nice! I usually buy those premade tubes. Where do you get your supplies, do you have to have them mailed to you? Is it costly?

Well, these particular attempts were done with henna I got by trading at a Rainbow gathering, so I don't know where it came from specifically, however, I have received some henna from hennapage.com which I have yet to try out. I would say  that the stuff over at hennapage.com would be of the highest quality (at least from the examples they have on the website), though you often can find henna at Asian supermarkets/specialty stores, usually between $2-5, depending on the store and where you live. Usually, the stuff sold at the stores is older and more 'stale' so it doesn't give such a great stain. As for the cones, I buy the mylar gift wrapping paper wherever I can find it.

If you're starting out, I would say go with the cheaper stuff: it's not too much of an investment if you don't like it, and the stain isn't as strong so you can henna yourself more often and practice!

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