1/06/2015

Henna Doodles

Behold, my first attempt on hennaing my arm. I've got so much more to learn but it was so much fun to do! It's really relaxing and not that difficult. In my opinion the hardest thing to do is to find the right ratio between henna, lemon juice and water. I used fifty fifty but the consistency was too thick and rather quark like instead of yogurt. It was so bad that it clogged the tip of my cone.

Making the cone was like a trip down memory lane. When I was a child, my brothers owned their own PVC guns (1 large pipe, 1 short pipe and tape, 80's style) where they made paper arrows for. The cones were made of old rolled up leaflets and TV guides. A skill you never get rid of.
But I forgot to reinforce the whole thing with tape. So when I used it later on the stuff came dripping out. I made a few designs, wiped it away and made another few until I was quite pleased with the result.

Anyway these are the photos. I let it set for about 4 hours and the henna was completely dry and crumbled off by itself.



2 comments:

  1. The idea of doing Henna on yourself has never, ever entered my mind and I love it. I never encounter people doing Henna on the streets anymore (I'm sure it used to happen all the time when I was a kid) and it makes me sad I can't get it but to do it yourself? Never even thought of it. It looks so wonderful and for some reason strikes me a quite lupine; I don't know why. I shall have to research this: do you know if you can buy kits online? Or did you just stock up on Henna itself from Lush? Ahh no this sounds like my next hobby.

    Sterling, XLeptodactylous

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    1. I use the natural red henna powder, that you can buy at your local Asian store/toko but I buy it online now. Saves me quite some money and comes to my door, which is great because I buy the larger packets. I watched a few YouTube video's on how to make and fill the cone and henna paste.

      Video:
      http://youtu.be/M1lvMBTfZoE

      I think it's the best way to make it all yourself. It's easier, faster and cheaper. ;)
      Also: buy red powder, black henna can have chemicals in it which will burn your skin.

      Best of luck!

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